Three weeks ago, professor of economics Mark Duggan assumed the directorship of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). The Daily sat down with him to hear about his plans for expanding undergraduate research in economic policy and better communicating research to policymakers.
Over the summer, Stanford President John Hennessy approved 19 new professoriate appointments that were reviewed and submitted by the Advisory Board of Stanford’s Academic Council.
Nathan Rosenberg, Stanford’s Fairleight S. Dickinson Jr. Professor of Public Policy, emeritus, died at the age of 87 on Aug. 24. He was best known for his work on the economic history of technology, and his ideas explored both the source of technological advancement, as well as the role of uncertainty in innovation.
Masahiko Aoki, Stanford Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Professor of Japanese Studies and professor emeritus of economics, passed away in Palo Alto on July 15, 2015, due to lung disease. Aoki was 77 years old and was also a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
A Stanford degree opens doors to a world of opportunities. Our alums reach the heights of research, industry, politics, sports and entertainment, and the potential of current students seems limitless. But even the wealth of opportunity awaiting graduates ends with a choice. Get a steady job, or pursue a start-up? Go to medical school, or…
The Stanford Daily recently sat down with Pete Klenow, economics professor and senior fellow in the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, to discuss his thoughts on his time at Stanford and his current research.
There is no doubt, for one, that workers are increasingly being squeezed out by robots and automation. And we’re not talking only about jobs at the lowest end of the pay scale– what were once considered “middle-class” jobs are also being hollowed out.
Athey, who has worked with Microsoft to develop new theories on the effect of the Internet on advertising, news consumption and more, is one of the leading experts in the field. Her research on the convergence of big data and economics, moreover, has even shaken up the way the web works.