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June 2, 2023
How Religious Beliefs about a Couple’s Compatibility Lead to Better Outcomes
In Vietnam, the belief system known as Tu Vi deems some marriages more “auspicious” than others. The effects are far-reaching.
Edoardo Ciscato, Quoc-anh Do and Kieu-Trang Nguyen
November 18, 2022
What Went Wrong with FTX—and What’s Next for Crypto?
One key issue will be introducing regulation without strangling innovation, a fintech expert explains.
November 3, 2022
Transparency Requirements May Not Curb Sneaky Behavior
A new study finds that it is possible to maintain plausible deniability, even if your conversations are later made public.
Nemanja Antic, Archishman Chakraborty and Rick Harbaugh
November 1, 2022
How Experts Make Complex Decisions
By studying 200 million chess moves, researchers shed light on what gives players an advantage—and what trips them up.
Yuval Salant and Jörg L. Spenkuch
September 13, 2022
Gender-Balanced Teams Do Better Work
When it comes to teams of scientists, “men and women are both part of the recipe for success,” according to new research.
Yang Yang, Tanya Y. Tian, Teresa Woodruff, Benjamin F. Jones and Brian Uzzi
July 5, 2022
Where Does Capitalism Go Next?
A conversation on “creative destruction,” growth, and designing a more equitable capitalist future.
Benjamin F. Jones and Philippe Aghion
April 20, 2022
Be a Better Negotiator by Having a “BATNA”
Understand where you’re going when you can’t get to yes.
February 25, 2022
What Does the Invasion of Ukraine Mean for Cybersecurity?
Former NSA director Michael Rogers discusses the implications for companies.
June 1, 2021
How to Design Contests That Motivate Employees
From innovation challenges to sales competitions, contests offer a powerful way to incentivize teams and individuals.
Jeffrey Ely, George Georgiadis, Sina Khorasani and Luis Rayo
August 4, 2020
To Find the Best Incentives for Employees, Start with a Simple A/B Test
Keeping people motivated can be tough. New research shows that a simple experiment can lead to big productivity gains.
George Georgiadis and Michael Powell
July 14, 2020
How to Negotiate via Email
This excerpt from Negotiating the Sweet Spot: The Art of Leaving Nothing on the Table offers three tips for writing emails that engage and persuade.
June 1, 2020
Tired of People Invading Your Six-Foot Bubble? Game Theory Has a Solution.
Well, not exactly. But it does offer a new way of thinking about the problem.
February 10, 2020
Take 5: The Upside of Failure
A look at the surprising benefits of striking out, and how to make the most of your mistakes.
Maryam Kouchaki, Dashun Wang, Benjamin F. Jones, Yang Wang, Craig Wortmann, Edward (Ned) Smith, Col. Brian Halloran and Eric T. Anderson
February 3, 2020
How to Design Financial Incentives in Professions That Are Highly Territorial
A study of doctors shows that the best incentive schemes harness a desire to expand and protect professional turf.
November 1, 2019
India’s Economy Is Slowing Down. What Happens Next?
The country’s chief economic advisor discusses how labor, trade, and energy factor into the country’s economic outlook.
Benjamin F. Jones and Krishnamurthy Subramanian
August 1, 2019
What Makes a Corporate Board Member Most Influential?
New research explores what it takes for directors to drive big-picture strategic change at a company.
Razvan Lungeanu and Edward J. Zajac
July 5, 2019
Take 5: How to Increase Your Office's Productivity
Research-backed tips for improving workflows and discouraging slacking.
Michael Powell, Robert L. Bray, Nicola Persico, George Georgiadis, Jan A. Van Mieghem and Chaithanya Bandi
June 26, 2019
Do High Local Taxes Really Hurt Economic Growth?
Corporate incentives and low tax rates are supposed to make a city more business-friendly. An economist explains why that’s often not the case.
April 1, 2019
For Companies Worried About a Trade War, the Time to Act Is Now
A lot of companies are “holding tight and hoping it all just goes away.” Don’t be one of them.
February 1, 2019
Who Gets Blamed When a Group Project Goes Wrong?
Here’s why consequences stick to some team members more than others, according to a new study of retracted academic papers.
Ginger Zhe Jin, Benjamin F. Jones, Susan Feng Lu and Brian Uzzi
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