Economics

News articles classified as Economics

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.

Economic impacts of combating sea-level rise

By 2100, sea levels are expected to rise by almost seven feet in the Bay Area. New research shows how traditional approaches to combating sea-level rise can create a domino effect of environmental and economic impacts for nearby communities.

Flood risk’s impact on home values

Analysis of sales data and flood risk data over two decades indicates that housing markets fail to fully account for information about flood risk. The findings suggest that policies to improve risk communication could influence market outcomes.