Law & Policy

Strengths and weaknesses of the Green New Deal

The sweeping plan to overhaul transportation, energy and other sectors failed a recent U.S. Senate vote, but remains a political lightning rod. Stanford experts discuss the science behind the politics.

What happens to claim-prone physicians?

Stanford researchers find that physicians with poor malpractice liability records are no more likely than physicians who did not experience claims to relocate for a fresh start elsewhere.

Graduate School of Business —

How to design a better soda tax

An analysis of Philadelphia’s sweet-drink “sin tax” finds a flaw in the system: Many people simply drive beyond city limits to buy their pop. As a result, the tax has fallen far short of its health and revenue goals.

Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions —

New tool designed to protect California coastline

A new framework for coastal climate adaptation planning has the potential to save local California governments money and protect the homes and livelihoods of coastal residents.  

Stanford Law —

Law professors on the suit against gun manufacturers

The Connecticut Supreme Court’s ruling clears the way for a lawsuit to move forward against the companies that manufactured and sold the semiautomatic rifle used by the gunman in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Bridging technology and the public interest

Stanford political scientist Jeremy Weinstein discusses why it is important to cultivate a new generation of tech-savvy students who can anticipate the ethical, legal, policy, and societal implications of technology.

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies —

Opioid epidemic makes eastern inroads and targets African-Americans

New research led by Stanford shows that not only have opioid-related deaths jumped fourfold in the last 20 years, but that those most affected by the epidemic, and where they live, has also shifted dramatically.