Winter 2014

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

Ideas at Work: Feature
October 23, 2014
New research shows that the less frequently investors check their portfolios, the better off they are.
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Save or Be Selfish?

Ideas at Work: Feature
January 24, 2014
A new model can help economists understand how spouses make financial decisions — and why many couples struggle to save.
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When Women Rule, Nations Prosper

Ideas at Work: Feature
February 21, 2014
Women leaders boost the economies of fractious nations at much higher rates than their male counterparts.
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Clocking Out Early in the C-Suite

Ideas at Work: Feature
February 21, 2014
New research finds that family CEOs put in fewer hours than professional CEOs.
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Biomedical R&D Today Increases Longevity Tomorrow

Ideas at Work: Feature
February 21, 2014
New research shows that greater spending on biomedical research reduces future mortality rates.
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Driving Productivity

Ideas at Work: Feature
February 14, 2014
New technology empowers firms — but can leave individuals in the dust.
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Lessons from Asia in Financial Development

Ideas at Work: Off The Shelf
January 24, 2014

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

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Home Team Advantage

Ideas at Work: Feature
December 30, 2013
For nursing, hyperlocal knowledge and experience are keys to stellar teamwork — delivering better healthcare while shrinking costs.
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Do Diverse Teams Work Harder — and Better?

Ideas at Work: Feature
December 20, 2013
Individuals who view their colleagues as different than themselves focus less on getting along and more on getting to work.
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The Language Tradeoff

Ideas at Work: Feature
December 18, 2013
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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