Economics

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.

Climate change and crop insurance

Higher temperatures attributed to climate change caused payouts from the nation’s biggest farm support program to increase by $27 billion between 1991 and 2017, according to new estimates from Stanford researchers.

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

Inflation has spiked. Is it time to worry?

In a Q&A, macroeconomist Monika Piazzesi, senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, discusses inflation and potential warning signs.

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

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.