Social Sciences

Open trade is crucial for innovation

At the Stanford China Economic Forum, Stanford scholars and international business leaders including Jonathan Levin, Jerry Yang and Neil Shen examined the benefits of China and U.S. collaboration.

How immigration in Seattle is driving urban change

A Stanford sociologist found that recent Asian immigrants moving to neighborhoods with more Asians explains the lack of redevelopment in these areas and contributes to the gentrification of areas with a higher African American population.

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How to stay ahead when the rules change

A Stanford business professor infiltrates the ever-shifting world of esports to unearth new lessons in corporate adaptability.

Online dating is the most popular way couples meet

Matchmaking is now done primarily by algorithms, according to new research from Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld. His new study shows that most heterosexual couples today meet online.

Back to school

With a new school year ahead, Stanford research shows how students, teachers and parents can better understand what leads to – or in some instances, undermines – a student's success.

Race influences professional investors’ judgments

In their evaluations of high-performing venture capital funds, professional investors rate white-led teams more favorably than they do black-led teams with identical credentials, a new Stanford study led by Jennifer L. Eberhardt finds.