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August 17, 2016

SIEPR’s John Taylor says lower tax rates, a host of reforms and free-trade agreements could give a much-needed boost to America’s economy.

August 2, 2016

Research by SIEPR Director Mark Duggan offers warnings about major mergers proposed by Anthem and Aetna. And the media and policymakers are taking note.

July 18, 2016

Research by Matthew Gentzkow shows the extent to which political speech reflects deep party divisions. The SIEPR senior fellow’s findings are based on a new analysis of more than 130 years worth of political speeches.

July 6, 2016

India's branchless banking program has led to an unprecedented increase in access to banks for the rural poor. But can it help households save?


June 28, 2016

As a professor and director of Stanford’s Public Policy Program, Bruce Owen has inspired generations of students.

June 21, 2016

About $400,000 in support is being given to 16 graduate students. The fellowships allow PhD candidates to conduct research and work on their dissertations without having to manage teaching responsibilities.

June 17, 2016

SIEPR Faculty Fellow Marcella Alsan examines the relationship between the Tuskegee experiment and medical mistrust among African-American men in the years following the revelation of the study.

June 8, 2016

Total spending on health care will amount to $3.4 trillion, an average of more than $10,000 per person. But experts at a SIEPR Policy Forum said a third of those costs go to waste.

June 8, 2016

David Brady, a political scientist and SIEPR senior fellow, is drawing from polling research and voting patterns to understand a campaign he says “is not going to be pretty.”

May 30, 2016

Giorcelli’s research focuses on the determinants of firm productivity and innovation, by using historical natural experiments and new collected data.

May 23, 2016

Levin’s research has focused on auctions and marketplace design, the economics of organizations and consumer finance. His current interests include Internet platforms, the health care system and ways to incorporate new datasets into economic research.

May 17, 2016

SIEPR Faculty Fellow David Chan learns what happens when doctors determine whom among them is better suited to take on the next patient, rather than relying on triage nurses to make the assignments.

May 10, 2016

SIEPR’s Pascaline Dupas has focused much of her research on how to increase the use of insecticide-treated bed nets by making them inexpensive and easy to get.

May 9, 2016

Grant Miller, a SIEPR senior fellow and director of the Stanford Center for International Development, investigates how a change in laws affected women's contraceptive use.

April 20, 2016

Working with economists and computer scientists, SIEPR Senior Fellow Paul Milgrom developed a first-of-its kind system to help the FCC make more broadband spectrum available for mobile devices.

April 15, 2016

In a blunt, sometimes funny speech delivered in accepting the SIEPR Prize for her contributions to economic policy, Alice Rivlin let loose on the political gridlock she says is keeping the American economy from reaching its fullest potential.

April 14, 2016

Gaps in social science knowledge of climate change constrain the policy impact of natural science research, a Stanford team argues.

April 8, 2016

SIEPR Senior Fellow Raj Chetty found that the link between income and life expectancy varies from one area to another within the United States. His new study also shows the gap between the country's rich and poor widened during the 2000s.


April 7, 2016

As the topic of income inequality reverberates across America, Raj Chetty’s research is helping ground the political rhetoric.

Chetty’s work puts inequality and social mobility under a microscope and traces their roots and consequences. And he is making an impact in the worlds of academia...

March 28, 2016

The daylong event showcased a wide range of perspectives on topics like inequality, energy and productivity. We even drilled into the business of professional basketball.

March 18, 2016

SIEPR Senior Fellow Alison Morantz finds company costs drop by about 44 percent when they replace workers’ compensation with private plans for job-related injuries and illnesses.

March 15, 2016

A renowned economist and pediatrician come together to discuss the need to prepare for crises like Ebola and Zika.

March 8, 2016

Marshall Burke, a SIEPR faculty fellow, is studying how rising temperatures impact global output.

February 11, 2016

One of our graduate student fellows finds new applications for old lessons learned in the wake of World War II.

February 3, 2016

Climate change experts gathered at SIEPR to discuss ramifications of the historic accord reached in December.


January 29, 2016

Stanford economist and SIEPR Senior Fellow Raj Chetty finds that boys who grow up poor are less likely to work than girls who grow up poor.

January 15, 2016

SIEPR welcomes applications for research assistant positions. We currently have three openings for the spring and summer quarters.

January 13, 2016

Rivlin is the fourth recipient of the $100,000 biennial prize, awarded by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. She was cited for her dedication to enhancing economic policy in order to improve people's lives.

January 7, 2016
It’s easy for Indian farmers to get the credit they need to buy seeds and fertilizer. But those loans aren’t doing much to lift them out of poverty. Researcher Anjini Kochar examined the problem on a recent trip to India.
January 7, 2016

When it comes to evaluating a country’s economic welfare, Pete Klenow suggests looking beyond how much people are producing and buying. You should also see how good their lives really are.