Typically after a recession, the United States economy experiences a spike in growth. Although the unemployment rate has returned to pre-recession levels, the economy’s growth after the 2008 recession has been slow and unimpressive, according to a working paper co-authored by Stanford economist Robert Hall.
Faculty members in the Stanford School of Engineering have launched the Platform Lab, an initiative that aims to develop new and more efficient ways of managing autonomous technology such as cars and drones for large-scale operations.
The student budget is real, and the stress of managing one’s income and expenses is a common experience. Fortunately, Stanford’s campus is full of resources, from job opportunities to on-campus organizations to tips from fellow classmates, that give students the support they need to navigate the murky waters of student budgeting.
POLISCI 153: “Thinking Strategically,” taught by assistant professor of political science Avi Acharya, spans the eight-week summer quarter and teaches students how to make optimal decisions by introducing them to the basic concepts of game theory.