Support independent, student-run journalism.

Your support helps give staff members from all backgrounds the opportunity to conduct meaningful reporting on important issues at Stanford. All contributions are tax-deductible.

SIEPR talks conflict of interest policy

Critics of a study published last December by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) — which concluded that the state of California has underfunded pensions for government employees anywhere between $142.6 billion and $498 billion — have recently questioned the academic integrity of SIEPR, accusing the nonpartisan economic research organization of being partial to corporate sponsors.