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Economics

How the Wormhole Decade (2000–2010) Changed the World

Five implications no one can afford to ignore.

Economics

Podcast: What Happens When Employees Are Poached?

How poaching benefits companies and industries, and how you can make yourself more poachable.

Healthcare

Why Healthcare Spending Has Slowed

Is the Affordable Care Act getting too much credit?

Policy

Does Democracy Curb Corruption?

A clever study investigates the link between where roads are built and who is in power.

Leadership

Podcast: Get the Most from Your Newest Team Members

Onboarding advice for organizations big and small.

Leadership

Podcast: The Power of Persuasive Storytelling

Stories hook your business audience and get them to take action.

Economics

Two Distinct Motivations Drive Violence against Americans in the Middle East

Lessons about cultural dominance have implications for the business world.

Can Wikipedia Be Trusted?

Crowdsourced Wikipedia entries are more biased than Encyclopaedia Britannica articles.

It Pays to Be Honest—Even When You’re Selling Junk

Disclosing flaws can drive auction bids up.

Marketing

The Superfluousness of Realtors

Homes sold through Realtors do not garner a price premium over ones sold by owners.

Finance & Accounting

Maximize the Returns, Lower the Risk

Using the right tools to grow savings and improve investment outcomes.

Economics

To Bluff or Not to Bluff

Game theory says it’s pure mathematics. But human psychology matters, too.

Economics

Is Economic Growth a Question of Culture?

A decade of research shows how culture seeps into economic decisions.

Economics

Online Brands Show Their Stuff Offline

Building brick-and-mortar showrooms can have big payoffs for online retailers.

Policy

Does Immigration Increase Crime?

Nationwide statistics suggest no impact on violent crime.

Economics

The Sluggish Multitasker

Cognitive demands aside, multitasking can be inefficient and demoralizing

Economics

Statistics That Hurt

Racial discrimination still affects minority wages

Policy

A Year at the FTC

Combinations, conduct, and competition in healthcare

Policy

Freed from Employment Lock

Obamacare may lead people to choose to leave the labor market.

Economics

The Risks and Rewards of Experience Abroad

Do past international investments help or hurt a company’s chances of succeeding in a new market?