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Study finds public pension plans on shaky ground

New research calls attention to a huge funding gap and growing risk exposure, raising alarms about the long-term viability of government pensions.

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Staying ahead of inflation in 2024

Economist John Taylor spoke with Stanford Report about the economic trends he’s paying attention to in the year ahead.

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The far reach of tax laws

New research from SIEPR’s Rebecca Lester shows how tax policies whose primary purpose is to achieve some result at home can have unintended effects around the world.

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The hidden costs of ‘buy now, pay later’ financing

The market for instant online credit has exploded. But it comes with big downsides for some borrowers.

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What free apps are really worth

How much would someone have to pay you to stop using Facebook? An experiment to quantify what digital goods could add to the GDP found trillions in uncounted value.

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Fighting deforestation with game theory

Would community cooperation promote sustainable palm oil production in Indonesia? GSB researchers built a game theory model to test the premise.

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Michele Gelfand’s tips for successful negotiating

Organizational behavior Professor Michele Gelfand is “a little bit obsessed” with crafting win-win agreements.

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Most people don’t understand how money works

Stanford economist Annamaria Lusardi makes the case that personal finance education is as important as learning to read and write.

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Building better infrastructure auctions

The system most states use to award construction contracts performs well. But it could be improved.

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How to think like a venture capitalist

Researchers talked to nearly 900 venture capitalists and discovered lessons for us all about the importance of keeping an open mind and doing your research.

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