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.

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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.
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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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Dec. 19 2012 5:00 PMStuck in the '50sMen still don’t like it when their wives out-earn them.
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Oct. 2 2012 1:46 PMGood News for the UnemployedIn a recession, not having a job doesn’t make it harder to find a new one.
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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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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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Dec. 31 2012 5:15 AMHow To Make Better New Year’s ResolutionsVow to do less, not more.
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Nov. 26 2012 7:15 AMKill the 401(k)?The accounts cost the government billions—and they might not be helping us save.
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Sept. 11 2012 11:00 AMDon’t Ban Big GulpsTax them instead. A new study shows that even small price differences can nudge us toward healthier beverage consumption.
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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.



Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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