Economics

The real benefits of paid family leave

Paid family leave is not a “silver bullet” for advancing gender equity in the workplace, Maya Rossin-Slater says, but it is beneficial for family health and well-being outcomes, particularly infant and maternal health and overall financial stability.

Investing in tourism through wildlife and roads

To keep tourism revenue flowing, a new method uses NASA satellite data and social media posts to show the benefits of investing in nature – and the roads to get to it.

School of Humanities & Sciences —

Economist receives Oskar Morgenstern Medal

Economics Professor Muriel Niederle has received the Oskar Morgenstern Medal for research on experimental economics and gender.

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

Policy Forum: Contrasting economic policy in California and Texas

Talk about the rivalry between California and Texas is getting louder – and it seems, at first glance, for good reason: The Lone Star State’s population is surging, thanks partly to an exodus from the Golden State.

Stanford HAI —

How flawed data aggravates inequality in credit

AI offers new tools for calculating credit risk. But it can be tripped up by noisy data, leading to disadvantages for low-income and minority borrowers.

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

Study dispels two myths about telemedicine

Health care innovation has never been speedy business — and for a long time, telemedicine was no exception, hampered in part by concerns over higher costs and lower-quality care.