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Scholarly Publications

States in the Developing World

March 2017

"What should states in the developing world do and how should they do it? How have states in the developing world addressed the challenges of promoting development, order, and inclusion?

Absolute versus Comparative Advantage: Consequences for Gender Gaps in STEM and College Access

February 2017

ABSTRACT We examine the impact of the competitive “STEM track choice”—a defining institutional feature of a number of national education systems—on gender gaps in STEM majors and college access....

The Gender Gap in Math Performance, Self-Concept, and Anxiety: Rural and Urban China in an International Context

February 2017

Abstract: Evidence from developed countries shows that there is a significant gender gap in STEM occupations. Girls may begin to underperform in math early as primary school.

Other Publications

Our allies are afraid. Here’s how Trump can reassure them.

November 2017

Around the world, our allies are worried.

President Trump's Asia Inbox

February 2017

Scholars at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies assess the strategic situation in East Asia to be unsettled, unstable, and...

Trump and Abe are Natural Allies

February 2017

In an op-ed for The Diplomat, Stanford assistant professor Phillip Y.

News

State shaming often ineffective

March 2017

When a state is “shamed” by outsiders for perceived injustices, it often proves counterproductive, resulting in worse behavior and civil rights violations, a Stanford researcher has found.Rochelle...

Ian Johnson, longtime foreign correspondent, to receive Shorenstein Journalism Award

March 2017

Ian Johnson, a veteran journalist with a focus on Chinese society, religion and history, is the 2016 recipient of the Shorenstein Journalism Award.

On the future of South Korea’s politics

March 2017

South Korea’s Constitutional Court upheld a parliamentary decision to impeach President Park Geun-hye on Friday.

Events

Money and Muscle in Indian Politics

June 8, 2017

Abstract:In India, the world’s largest democracy, the symbiotic relationship between crime and politics raises complex questions.

Can Cash Boost Governance in Poor Countries?

May 8, 2017

Abstract:One policy option for countries reliant on natural resources is to share part of the revenues directly with citizens, an idea known as oil to cash.

Planning for the Occupation of Japan

April 27, 2017

Abstract:The Allied occupation of Japan is remembered as the "good occupation." An American-led coalition successfully turned a militaristic enemy into a stable and democratic ally.

Projects

A New India? The Impact of Twenty-Five Years of Reforms

In 2014, Indian voters gave Narendra Modi and the BJP a mandate to accelerate India’s economic reforms and revitalize its foreign relations, in particular with the United States and with partners...
English

Assessing & Improving the Quality of Higher Education

An International Comparative StudyUniversity attendance is increasing around the world, but are graduates learning the essential skills required to succeed in the workforce and grow the economy...
English

China's New Normal

China’s leaders now acknowledge the reality of much slower growth, and refer to it as the “new normal”.  But what does this mean, and what will be the consequences?  Exports have slowed, but can...
English

Multimedia

Japan and the World

February 2017

The “Japan and the World” video lectures and accompanying lessons were made possible by a generous grant from the Center for Global Partnership (CGP)/The Japan Foundation to the Japan Program, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC),...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership

February 2017

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a free trade agreement that was signed (but not yet ratified) by 12 countries along the Pacific Rim, including Japan and the United States.

David Little, Aquaculture, Food Security, and the Marine Environment

October 2016

David Little is a senior lecturer and researcher of The Institute of Aquaculture Systems Group, with over twenty years’ experience in tropical aquaculture.

People

Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Marshall Burke Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Siegfried S. Hecker Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor, Geological and Environmental Sciences
Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow