October 18, 2023
In wealthy countries, the wage gap between older and younger workers is growing. A crowded promotion pathway could be to blame.
Nicola Bianchi and Matteo Paradisi
August 10, 2023
Over time, leaders grow more repressive and cling to yes-men—a cycle that’s playing out today in Putin’s Russia.
Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin
June 2, 2023
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
One key issue will be introducing regulation without strangling innovation, a fintech expert explains.
November 3, 2022
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
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
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.
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.
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