Ray Fisman
Ray Fisman

Ray Fisman is the Slater family chair in behavioral economics at Boston University and author, with Tim Sullivan, of The Org.

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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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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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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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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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