Ray Fisman
Ray Fisman

Ray Fisman is the Slater family professor in behavioral economics at Boston University and co-author of The Inner Lives of Markets: How People Shape Them—and They Shape Us.

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Sept. 4 2012 3:30 AMCan You Train Business School Students To Be Ethical?The way we’re doing it now doesn’t work. We need a new way.
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July 25 2012 7:45 AMHow To Build a Better TeacherIs firing bad instructors the only way to improve schools? New evidence suggests that poor teachers can learn to be good ones.
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May 25 2012 4:28 PMCaptains of IndustryAre CEOs who served in the military more trustworthy?
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April 26 2012 7:30 AMHow Corrupt Are Politicians?Less than you might think.
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March 12 2012 6:10 PMThe Wisdom of the AilingThe real reason health insurers won’t cover people with pre-existing conditions.
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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.
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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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Aug. 14 2012 7:00 AMShould You Trust Online Reviews?Yes and no.
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July 16 2012 6:30 AMThe New Artisan EconomyManufacturing jobs aren’t coming back. Neither are construction jobs. America’s workers need to learn some new skills to stay ahead.
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May 14 2012 6:17 AMPrivate Equity vs. Private JetsWhen firms like Bain Capital buy companies, they often cut jobs. But they also park the planes.
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April 9 2012 6:00 AMThe Troll TollHow “patent assertion entities” stifle innovation. (It’s even worse than you think.)
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March 1 2012 6:30 AMThe Fairer SexA new study shows that women bosses take better care of their employees than men do.
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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?
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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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