Ray Fisman
Ray Fisman

Ray Fisman is the Slater family professor in behavioral economics at Boston University and co-author, most recently, of Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know.

The Dismal Science
May 2 2017 11:01 AMWhy Do Drug Reps Give Doctors Free Pens?Because what they get in return is far, far more valuable.
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Feb. 7 2017 5:11 PMThe Prophet of ProfitBetsy DeVos is right that some government services should be approached more like businesses. She’s wrong to think education is one of them.
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Dec. 22 2016 3:10 PMMen Still Aren’t Comfortable With Ambitious WomenTwo new studies—one in the U.S., one in Sweden—suggest women pay a steep price for pursuing careers.
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Nov. 29 2016 11:52 AMJust How Badly Can the Trump Administration Corrupt the United States?Badly, and in unprecedented ways.
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Sept. 9 2016 2:37 PMAirbnb Isn’t Doing EnoughThe company announced plans to combat discrimination on its platform. It’s still falling short.
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June 28 2016 9:47 AMWe Need More Iconoclasts!Science undervalues novelty. How can we encourage researchers to take greater risks?
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June 7 2016 9:00 AMThe Invisible Helping HandHow a network of food banks learned to feed more people by embracing the free market.
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April 15 2015 4:00 AMOn the Clock, in the ClosetDo gays and lesbians cluster in certain professions?
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July 15 2014 11:48 PMSweden’s School Choice DisasterAdvocates for school choice might be shocked to see how badly the country’s experiment with vouchers failed.
The Enlightened Manager
Dec. 3 2013 11:51 PMImportant Lessons for Managers From the Rocky First Days of the P&G/Gillette Merger
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Aug. 26 2013 5:45 AMWhy Aren’t There More Cancer Vaccines?Blame America’s lousy patent system.
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June 28 2013 7:30 AMMaybe Bowling Alone Isn’t So BadHow the prevalence of civic associations in Weimar Germany may have sped the rise of the Nazis.
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May 1 2013 5:00 PMBad News for ObamacareA new study suggests universal health care makes people happier but not healthier.
Harvard Business Review
March 11 2013 3:18 PMDo Paid Search Ads Work?eBay doesn’t think so.
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Jan. 25 2013 2:29 PMManagement Consultants Can Save the WorldInventory controls, workplace efficiency, and more paperwork help countries and businesses more than you can imagine.
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March 29 2017 2:50 PMDid Watching Baywatch Make Italians More Susceptible to Berlusconi’s Politics?How light entertainment affects voter behavior, in Italy and at home.
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Jan. 12 2017 11:15 AMHow Much Will Trump Profit From the Presidency?It could easily be in the billions. Here’s how.
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Dec. 7 2016 5:50 AMHow to Invest Your Savings in the Trump EraDiversify. Then diversify some more.
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Oct. 4 2016 10:53 AMDonald Trump’s Dangerous Approach to TaxesA chief executive who says he’s smart to avoid paying his share could inspire a nation to evade the IRS.
Moneybox
July 1 2016 1:28 PMAre Nurse Strikes Worse for Patients Than Doctor Strikes?Studies suggest we may be undervaluing the contributions of nurses.
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June 17 2016 1:31 PMCan Fox News Get Trump Elected?The network exerts more power over the electorate than you might think.
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Sept. 18 2015 3:45 AMWhy Income Inequality Isn’t Going AnywhereRich elites—even rich liberal elites—don’t believe in redistributing wealth.
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Aug. 1 2014 11:00 AMThe Secret to Living a Longer, Happier LifeNot trusting observational studies that make claims they can’t possibly prove.
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Jan. 2 2014 2:05 PMDoes Expanding Health Care Coverage Reduce ER Visits?On the contrary: A new study suggests it increases visits to the emergency room—significantly.
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Oct. 17 2013 11:45 PMFriends in High PlacesHow valuable is it for bankers to have social connections to the Treasury secretary?
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July 31 2013 5:43 AMThe Most Efficient Office in the WorldIt’s run by the United States government. We’re not kidding.
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May 22 2013 8:30 AMDo Charter Schools Work?Yes, but not always and not for everyone.
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April 9 2013 7:00 AMBrown v. Board Reduced CrimeAnd now resegregation is leading to a spike in violent crime among young black men.
Harvard Business Review
March 4 2013 8:30 AMGood Job, Fella. Here’s a Water Bottle.Why bosses give gifts instead of cash: Gifts make you work harder.
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Jan. 7 2013 5:22 AMExcellent PoliceWhat the Baltimore P.D. can teach your office about multitasking and incentives.

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