Public Sector

revised speech
A group of scholars propose a plan that could put a brake on health care spending.
The Wall Street Journal -
12.04.12
Keith Hennessy discusses the federal budget, tax increases, and budget cuts in The Wall Street Journal.
European Central Bank President Draghi
Can the eurozone fix itself in the absence of a catastrophe?
Project Syndicate -
08.22.12
Writing for Project Syndicate, the Stanford GSB's David Brady and Dean Emeritus Michael Spence examine why governments are struggling to take bold action on the global economy.
Wall Street Journal -
08.22.12
In the Wall Street Journal, Daniel Kessler argues that key parts of Obama's health care plan have already failed.
Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship -
08.10.12
Gathering at the Stanford GSB, scholars and industry leaders discuss the future of the green city.
YouTube -
05.31.12
President Abdullah Gül of Turkey discussed democracy, reform, and innovation at the Stanford GSB, followed by a Q&A with Condoleezza Rice.
John McCarthy photo
Paralegals can be critical in countries that are short on courts and lawyers. A nonprofit called Namati is helping to bring them there.
Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice discusses political power in Russia, social stability in China, the “essence of democracy,” and “the most surprising place in the world.”
photo of solar panel installer
Jeffrey Ball, at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, says it’s time for the world’s approach to renewables to “grow up.”

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European Central Bank President Draghi
Can the eurozone fix itself in the absence of a catastrophe?
John McCarthy photo
Paralegals can be critical in countries that are short on courts and lawyers. A nonprofit called Namati is helping to bring them there.
Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice discusses political power in Russia, social stability in China, the “essence of democracy,” and “the most surprising place in the world.”
photo of solar panel installer
Jeffrey Ball, at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, says it’s time for the world’s approach to renewables to “grow up.”
Stefanos Zenios photo
In an online forum, Stefanos Zenios responds to reader questions on innovation in the field.
David Brady photo
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, David Brady and Douglas Rivers say independent voters "hold the key" in the 2012 presidential election. Brady is the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science and Leadership Values in the Stanford Graduate School of Business
Stanley McChrystal photo
Retired four-star general Stanley McChrystal says strong leaders should build relationships with those above and below them in their organizations, own up to team mistakes, and learn how to motivate those over whom they have no formal authority.
Hazelnut presentation in classroom at Rio 2.0 conference
Officials from developing countries, the U.S. State Department, and the United Nations met on campus with tech-savvy entrepreneurs to discuss how fast-spreading connection technologies can foster sustainable economic growth, improve public health, support agriculture, and protect the natural environment in many countries.
"If you don't have a high school education in America, you are chained to limited options," Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., told the Goldman Sachs/Stanford University Global Education Conference.
Stanford Graduate School of Business Diploma Ceremony

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revised speech
A group of scholars propose a plan that could put a brake on health care spending.
Kenneth W. Shotts
Elections sometimes give policy makers incentives to pander to implement policies that voters think are in their best interest even though the policy maker knows they are not, says Professor Kenneth Shotts. In general, an effective media reduces this tendency to pander, "but there are some exceptions to this general rule."
The academic reward system, and indeed the very way experts become trained in their academic disciplines, make it difficult for researchers to learn to talk to peers from other areas of academia, says Professor Myra Strober in a new book.
Voters' decisions to support incumbents are influenced by irrelevant events such as football scores that have nothing to do with the candidates' competence or effectiveness, according to new research by Stanford Graduate School of Business scholars. It's something politicians have already figured out.
For millions of people across Africa, motorcycles can be a key to effective health care. A well-maintained fleet of vehicles and motorcycles to connect patients, medical expertise, and medicine is sometimes the most vital link in the health delivery supply chain. A new case written for the Stanford Global Supply Chain Management Forum describes one successful program.
Social pressure plays a major role in determining corporate strategy and performance according to an award-winning paper coauthored by Professor David Baron. The researchers find that social pressure and social performance reinforce each other, greater social pressure is associated with lower financial performance, and financial and social performance are largely unrelated.
Individuals’ implicit racial prejudices corresponded with a reluctance to vote for President Barack Obama and with opposition to his health care reform plan, according to a study coauthored by Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Brian Lowery. Subjects were more likely to support a health care reform proposal attributed to former President Bill Clinton than the same proposal from Obama...

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