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Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

How Yelp can help with policy analyses

Yelp ratings indicate that the impact of minimum wage increases is greater for lower-rated businesses than for higher-rated ones.

Center for International Security and Cooperation —

Japan’s shift in the nuclear debate explained

Japan, a country that suffered two nuclear bombs in WWII, has a well-justified historical “nuclear allergy” that long restrained nuclear weapons ambitions. But today, internal questions about Japan’s national sense of identity are causing elites to reconsider the nuclear military option.

Stanford Medicine —

Why we need more women leaders in global health

A two-day event (starting this fall) aims to spotlight emerging and established women leaders in global health while giving future female leaders the tools and support they need to become trailblazers in their field.

Stanford Medicine —

Scientists turbocharge high-resolution, 3-D imaging

Stanford scientists have found a relatively simple, low-cost fix that substantially improves images obtained via a widely used optical scanning technique, opening the door to "virtual biopsies."

Stanford School of Engineering —

Who will control the swarm?

A team of computer scientists and engineers are developing the infrastructure to centrally manage autonomous cars and drones.

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

Big ideas are getting harder to find

Modern-day inventors — even those in the league of Steve Jobs — will have a tough time measuring up to the productivity of the Thomas Edisons of the past.