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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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Dead people don’t vote: Study points to an ‘extremely rare’ fraud

SIEPR’s Andrew Hall scoured 4.5 million voter records in one state and found only 14 possible cases of ballots cast on behalf of people who had died.

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