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Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

Five economic issues to watch

Senior fellows at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research discuss the biggest challenges facing the U.S. economy in 2023 and what policymakers should do about them.

Why recessions are misunderstood

While recessions are difficult, they are temporary, says Stanford economist John Cochrane. What is more painful is long-term economic slowdown and stagnation.

What explains recent tech layoffs, and why should we be worried?

As layoffs in the tech sector mount, Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer is worried. Research – by him, and others – has shown that the stress layoffs create takes a devastating toll on behavioral and physical health and increases mortality and morbidity substantially. Layoffs literally kill people, he said.

Solar panels largely confined to wealthy Americans

Tax rebates for installing residential solar power have done little to spur adoption in low-income communities in the United States, while a less common incentive seems to succeed, according to new research using AI and satellite images.

What causes inflation?

Monetary policy is a major cause of the increase in inflation, says Stanford economist John Taylor.

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.