Social Sciences

Stanford Graduate School of Business —

The power of doing nothing

People love the default option. Stanford researchers ask: Why aren’t we using this instinct to better the world?

Algorithm improves integration of refugees

A new machine learning algorithm developed by Stanford researchers could help governments and resettlement agencies find the best places for refugees to relocate, depending on their particular skills and backgrounds.

Political scientist studies apocalyptic political rhetoric

Alison McQueen’s research shows that apocalyptic rhetoric can make wars, natural disasters and economic collapse easier to understand. Although it can rouse people to action, such rhetoric also carries great peril.

Political parties more polarized than voters

The nation is no more politically divided than it was in the 1970s, despite how things might appear in the news. Instead, the political parties have sorted into narrow groups.

New approach to reducing gender inequality at work

A new approach for reducing gender inequality in the workplace has shown promise in a pilot project at several companies. It combines existing tools and adds an evaluation of places where biases could creep in to a company’s procedures.