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The importance we place on money affects our lives in myriad ways, from where we live to the kind of job we choose to the amount of time we spend on work or leisure. Conventional wisdom — as well as economic theory — says the more of something we have, the less of it we want, but that’s not the...
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Nearly everyone thinks that generating electricity via solar power is good for the environment, but there’s much less agreement on whether it makes sense from an economic point of view. At what point will solar power be competitive with electricity generated...
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MBA students chose professor Dirk Jenter, pictured far left, for his compelling teaching of Managerial Finance. Jeremy I. Bulow, left, the Richard A. Stepp Professor of Economics, received the PhD Distinguished Faculty Service Award for 2012. STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF...
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — As a rapidly-developing economy, as a potential market for American companies, and as a source of intellectual property challenges, China is one of the most commented-on topics in business. Kewen Jin is a serial entrepreneur in China with an extensive...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS —Is it bad to eat meat? What incentives help people manage land in sustainable ways? What kind of agriculture works best in developing countries? Why are avocados so expensive? About 100 students at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business have formed the Food...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Movie theaters are notorious for charging consumers top dollar for concession items such as popcorn, soda, and candy. Are moviegoers just being gouged? Research from Stanford Graduate School of Business and the University of California, Santa Cruz suggests that...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—If you sold a house anywhere in the country within the past 20 years, chances are you made something of a killing. Housing prices have risen steadily for decades, up 7 percent a year since 1995—and as much as 12 percent a year in the San Francisco Bay Area....
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—The following release describes research by Professor Robert J. Flanagan of the Stanford Graduate School of Business that will be presented at the International Labor Standards Conference at the Stanford Law School on May 20. The broadest survey of its kind,...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Eight years ago, 55 U.S. states and territories signed a landmark settlement with the nation's four major tobacco companies. The Master Settlement Agreement forced the big tobacco companies to pay fees to the state on futures sales of cigarettes in return for...

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