Ray Fisman

Ray Fisman is a professor of economics at the Columbia Business School and co-author of The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office. Follow him on Twitter.

The Dismal Science
Feb. 13 2012 7:35 AMWill You Accept This Digital Rose?How little flower icons could solve Internet dating’s biggest problem.
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Jan. 6 2012 5:52 AMThanks, TeachA new study suggests that a good grade school teacher can boost college attendance rates, reduce teenage pregnancy, and increase a student’s earning potential.
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Nov. 9 2011 7:00 AMIs Telecommuting a Good Idea?A new study finds that working from home makes sense. Sometimes.

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Aug. 24 2011 1:41 PMWeather and WarA new study suggests El Niño may be to blame for nearly a quarter of recent global conflicts.
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June 1 2011 7:52 AMThe Persistence of HateGerman communities that murdered Jews in the Middle Ages were more likely to support the Nazis 600 years later.
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March 18 2011 7:13 AMRaises Don't Make Employees Work HarderBut pay cuts make them slack off.
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Jan. 20 2011 12:42 PMWhen Does Amnio Make Sense?A new study suggests the old rule—test women over 35—isn't just wrong, it's backward.
Oct. 20 2010 12:55 PMInside JobA new study pinpoints just how valuable inside information is to traders. Could you mimic their trades and reap the same rewards?
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Sept. 28 2010 10:08 AMHow Much Do You Think He Makes?Does knowing your colleagues' salaries make you happy or disgruntled?
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July 30 2010 2:25 PMThe Canseco EffectWherever he went, Jose Canseco made his teammates better power hitters. Can statistics be used to find juicers?
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May 24 2010 10:29 AMIndustrial EspionageHow the CIA got the world to buy American during the Cold War.
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April 23 2010 10:01 AMNudges Gone WrongA program designed to reduce energy consumption persuaded some Republicans to consume more.
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Feb. 3 2010 9:45 AMWe're Blowing ItA new paper suggests U.S. military aid does nothing to reduce drug production in Colombia.
Dec. 13 2009 7:01 AMThe Invisible Hand of GodAdam Smith thought competition among religions was a good thing. Does Hanukkah prove him wrong?
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Nov. 13 2009 7:11 AMAre Men More Competitive Than Women?Don't bet on it.
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Feb. 1 2012 1:18 PMFood for NaughtDoes sending food aid to struggling nations do more harm than good?
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Nov. 29 2011 10:08 AMNarco EconomicsA new study that could help Mexico win its war on drug traffickers.
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Oct. 21 2011 7:13 AMA Picture of DemocracyHow digital cameras and smartphones might reduce corruption in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
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July 7 2011 7:35 AMDoes Health Coverage Make People Healthier?A new study provides a compelling answer to the vexing question underlying the health care debate.
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May 30 2011 8:04 AMThe Highest Form of FlatteryDo knockoff Prada bags hurt Prada—or help the company sell more of the real thing?
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Feb. 9 2011 1:38 PMMary Gates and Karen Zuckerberg Weren't Tiger Moms Is the Amy Chua approach bad for the American economy?
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Dec. 1 2010 10:21 AMYou Never Forget Your FirstWhy do voters tend to stick with whatever political party they join when they turn 18?
Oct. 13 2010 1:05 PMIn Defense of Middle ManagementA new study demonstrates just how important bureaucracy and paperwork really are.
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Aug. 11 2010 1:38 PMClean Out Your DeskIs firing (a lot of) teachers the only way to improve public schools?
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July 7 2010 7:15 AMThe Almighty DollarAre preachers motivated by the desire to save souls or to make cold, hard cash?
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May 12 2010 7:04 AMThe Right Kind of Peer PressureWant girls to do better in school? Surround them with smart classmates.
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 11 2010 7:02 AMIs Figure Skating Fixed?A new study suggests that efforts to keep Olympic judges honest have only made them more crooked.
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Jan. 10 2010 7:09 AMHow to Make America More InnovativeGive scientists more incentives to innovate.
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Nov. 23 2009 10:42 AMIllegal ContactDoes watching football lead to domestic violence?
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Oct. 22 2009 9:31 AMErrors in JudgmentWere hundreds of criminals given the wrong sentences because lawyers messed up a basic work sheet?




Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

Scotland Learns That Breaking Up a Country Is Hard to Do

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

Can Democrats Keep Counting on Republicans to Offend Women as a Campaign Strategy?


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
The World
Sept. 19 2014 11:36 AM Breaking Up Countries Is Still Hard to Do
Sept. 19 2014 12:09 PM How Accelerators Have Changed Startup Funding
The Vault
Sept. 19 2014 12:08 PM The CIA Used to Have a Commute-By-Canoe Club. One Member's Memories
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM Planned Parenthood Is About to Make It a Lot Easier to Get Birth Control
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 12:10 PM Watch the Trailer for Big Eyes, a Tim Burton Movie About People With Normal-Sized Eyes
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 11:40 AM Apple Invented the Perfect Way to Handle Your Giant New Phone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM The Curious Incident of the Supernova in the Nighttime
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.