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Winter 2014

Ideas at Work: Feature
October 23, 2014

Want to Grow Your Retirement Savings? Then Forget About It.

New research shows that the less frequently investors check their portfolios, the better off they are.

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January 24, 2014

Save or Be Selfish?

A new model can help economists understand how spouses make financial decisions — and why many couples struggle to save.

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February 21, 2014

When Women Rule, Nations Prosper

Women leaders boost the economies of fractious nations at much higher rates than their male counterparts.

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February 21, 2014

Clocking Out Early in the C-Suite

New research finds that family CEOs put in fewer hours than professional CEOs.

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February 21, 2014

Biomedical R&D Today Increases Longevity Tomorrow

New research shows that greater spending on biomedical research reduces future mortality rates.

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February 14, 2014

Driving Productivity

New technology empowers firms — but can leave individuals in the dust.
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January 24, 2014

Lessons from Asia in Financial Development

Hugh Patrick discusses the liberalization of financial systems behind the remarkable economic development of China, Japan, and Korea.

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December 30, 2013

Home Team Advantage

For nursing, hyperlocal knowledge and experience are keys to stellar teamwork — delivering better healthcare while shrinking costs.

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December 20, 2013

Do Diverse Teams Work Harder — and Better?

Individuals who view their colleagues as different than themselves focus less on getting along and more on getting to work.

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December 18, 2013

The Language Tradeoff

New research suggests that when children in immigrant families learn a new language, their parents are less likely to also pick it up.

 
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