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Study on purchasing power highlights income segregation

Housing prices vary widely across American cities and clearly affect the standards of living for urban dwellers. But what about the other costs of big-city living: money spent on gas, health care, groceries, entertainment and the daily Starbucks fix?

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Economists agree on the Child Tax Credit

As Congress prepares to vote on a social spending bill, SIEPR’s Jacob Goldin explains why economists are rallying behind the child tax credit.

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Athey, Hoxby named to American Economic Association leadership

The American Economic Association, the country’s oldest and most prestigious professional organization in the field of economics, has named Stanford’s Susan Athey (pictured) as its next president and Caroline Hoxby as a vice president.

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How the economic policies of California and Texas really compare

Talk about the rivalry between California and Texas is getting louder – and it seems, at first glance, for good reason: The Lone Star State’s population is surging, thanks partly to an exodus from the Golden State.

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Study dispels two myths about telemedicine

Concerns over telemedicine’s effects on the quality and cost of health care may well be overblown, according to a new study.

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Inflation has spiked. Is it time to worry?

In a Q&A, macroeconomist Monika Piazzesi, senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, discusses inflation and potential warning signs.

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America’s medical debt is much worse than we think

Groundbreaking research from Stanford economist Neale Mahoney indicates an even grimmer situation: Americans are actually saddled with at least $140 billion in outstanding medical debt.

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An economic model of smartphone addiction

Social media and smartphone use rank above watching television, smoking and alcohol use in the top five things people think they should be doing less of, according to research by Matthew Gentzkow, senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). Gentzkow and his colleagues also found that temporary incentives to reduce social media use have persistent effects.

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SIEPR’s Gopi Shah Goda to serve in Washington

Gopi Shah Goda, a senior fellow and deputy director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), will serve as a senior economist as part of President Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).

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Study finds that paid family leave does not hurt employers

New research from SIEPR’s Maya Rossin-Slater suggests that employers are not harmed when workers take paid leaves of absence to care for family members.

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