Social Sciences

Long-simmering factors derailed economic recovery

Stanford economist Robert Hall explored why the U.S. economy – since 2009 – has not experienced impressive growth, an effect that usually follows recessions. He finds the roots of the economy’s slow growth existed well before the financial crisis.

ACA not hindering U.S. labor market

A team of Stanford economists finds that the Affordable Care Act has not had the negative effect on jobs the law’s critics claimed it would.

Stanford sociologist flips assimilation formula

In his new book, sociologist Tomás Jiménez turns the conventional analysis of assimilation on its head and dissects the phenomenon from the perspective of Silicon Valley’s established population.

Self-perceptions linked to shorter lifespans

Stanford researchers found that U.S. adults who believed that they were less active than their peers died younger than those who believed they were more active – even if their actual activity levels were similar.

Stanford scholar examines international institutions

Rising nations such as China and India are seeking to play a greater role in the world’s most influential international organizations. How these organizations accommodate rising powers is at the heart of Stanford Professor Phillip Lipscy’s new book.