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Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow, FSI; Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL; and Co-director, REAP

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Themes related to China, especially agricultural policy, the emergence and evolution of markets and other economic institutions, and the economics of poverty and inequality.

Scott Rozelle is the Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow and the co-director of the Rural Education Action Program in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. He received his BS from the University of California, Berkeley, and his MS and PhD from Cornell University. Previously, Rozelle was a professor at the University of California, Davis and an assistant professor in Stanford’s Food Research Institute and department of economics. He currently is a member of several organizations, including the American Economics Association, the International Association for Agricultural Economists, and the Association for Asian Studies. Rozelle also serves on the editorial boards of Economic Development and Cultural Change, Agricultural Economics, the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and the China Economic Review.

His research focuses almost exclusively on China and is concerned with: agricultural policy, including the supply, demand, and trade in agricultural projects; the emergence and evolution of markets and other economic institutions in the transition process and their implications for equity and efficiency; and the economics of poverty and inequality, with an emphasis on rural education, health and nutrition.

Rozelle's papers have been published in top academic journals, including Science, Nature, American Economic Review, and the Journal of Economic Literature. He is fluent in Chinese and has established a research program in which he has close working ties with several Chinese collaborators and policymakers. He is the chair of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy; a co-director of the University of California's Agricultural Issues Center; and a member of Stanford's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and Food, Security, and the Environment Program.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Rozelle has received numerous honors and awards, including the Friendship Award in 2008, the highest award given to a non-Chinese by the Premier; and the National Science and Technology Collaboration Award in 2009 for scientific achievement in collaborative research.

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FSI fellow addresses China education gap
While 80 percent of urban Chinese students have Internet access, only two percent of their rural counterparts have the same privileges. Rozelle argues that the vast gap could result in a “lost generation” of children from rural backgrounds denied the skills to work in a modern economy, derailing China’s rapid economic growth.
April 3, 2012 in The Stanford Daily

Better school lunches – in China
In a series of studies, economist Scott Rozelle’s research team found that nearly 40 percent of Chinese primary-school children suffered iron-deficiency anemia. After assessing Rozelle’s work, the Chinese government has pledged to make elementary and middle-school lunches more nutritious.
November 23, 2011 in Scope (blog)

Stanford’s Scott Rozelle continues the fight against iron deficiency in rural China
Today's Stanford Report reports on economist Scott Rozelle, PhD's struggle to combat anemia, an iron-deficiency disorder that plagues impoverished rural regions in China where families are too poor to provide their children with iron-rich foods like ...
June 16, 2011 in Scope (blog)

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