September 13, 2022
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
A conversation on “creative destruction,” growth, and designing a more equitable capitalist future.
Benjamin F. Jones and Philippe Aghion
April 20, 2022
Understand where you’re going when you can’t get to yes.
February 25, 2022
Former NSA director Michael Rogers discusses the implications for companies.
June 1, 2021
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
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
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
Well, not exactly. But it does offer a new way of thinking about the problem.
February 10, 2020
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
A study of doctors shows that the best incentive schemes harness a desire to expand and protect professional turf.
November 1, 2019
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
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
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
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
A lot of companies are “holding tight and hoping it all just goes away.” Don’t be one of them.
February 1, 2019
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
January 7, 2019
Here’s what companies can do to minimize antitrust concerns in an uncertain regulatory environment.
December 4, 2018
There must be faster ways to get them up to speed. Yet grueling apprenticeships persist in medicine, law, and the trades.
Drew Fudenberg and Luis Rayo
October 2, 2018
Bitcoin and its ilk need to become more efficient without losing their trademark decentralization.
February 2, 2018
Why we won’t see a Bitcoin takeover any time soon.
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