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Scholarly Publications

Different Strokes for Different Folks: Experimental Evidence on the Effectiveness of Input and Output Incentive Contracts for Maternal Health Care in India

March 2017

Personality Traits and Performance Contracts: Evidence from a Field Experiment among Maternity Care Providers in India

March 2017

We study how agents respond to performance incentives according to key personality traits (conscientiousness and neuroticism) through a field experiment offering financial incentives for improving...

Effect of a Social Franchising and Telemedicine Programme on Health Care Providers’ Knowledge of, and Quality of Care for, Childhood Diarrhoea and Pneumonia in Bihar, India

March 2017

Objective To evaluate the impact on the quality of the care provided for childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia in Bihar, India of a large-scale, social franchising and telemedicine programme– the World...

Other Publications

New Delhi Electricity

April 2016

By the late 1990s, decades of rural migration and population growth in New Delhi, India had caused enormous strain on public services and infrastructure.

Can the South Asian Academic Speak from Abroad? Colonialism and Anticolonialism in Modi’s America

January 2016

Following her signing of an open letter registering concerns about potential privacy abuses with Digital India and her op-ed "How to Think About Modi's Visit to Silicon Valley," Stanford historian...

Land Acquisition for Industrialization in West Bengal: the Tata Nano Case

December 2015

Industrial development in West Bengal is a central platform of the new Left Front government ushered in by a landslide electoral victory in 2006.

News

Indian historian: Freedom of expression key to vibrant democracy

April 2017

Protecting freedom of expression is essential to vibrant democracies and to meet the needs of people now and into the future, Indian historian Ramachandra Guha said at a Stanford event seeking to...

Shorenstein APARC colloquia put India into focus

January 2017

India is a focus of colloquia at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center during the next few months. A seminar series entitled “A New India?

Massive ambulance service reduces neonatal and infant mortality in India

October 2016

Independent research by Stanford Health Policy scholars published in the October edition of the health policy journal, Health Affairs, indicates EMRI’s ambulance system has had a significant impact...

Events

LAD Course: LBSNAA Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration

September 6, 2016

This five day intensive program for a select group of mid- and high-level Indian government officials and business leaders is designed to address how government can encourage and enable the private...

India and the United States in the 21st Century: Charting a Path for the Indo-Pacific

February 24, 2016

The United States and India continue to expand strategic ties and areas of collaboration in unprecedented ways. This of course has not come without constraints or significant obstacles.

When Law Matters: the Everyday Life of the Indian Constitution

November 18, 2015

This event is sponsored by the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and the Center for South Asia. When the Indian Constitution was adopted in 1950, its egalitarian and...

Projects

Empowering Women Leaders

Sweeping reforms of Indian government institutions created space for women’s political inclusion at an unprecedented scale.
English

Interdisciplinary Research on Introducing Heat-Tolerant Wheat to Bolster Food Security

The project is supported under the NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows (SEES Fellows) program, with the goal of helping to enable discoveries needed to inform actions...
English

Lab-to-Lab Cooperation

Senior Fellow Siegfried Hecker was the director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory when the Soviet Union broke apart in 1991.
English

Multimedia

Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC colloquium, "Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India," on April 5, 2017, with Ramachandra Guha.India prides itself on being the "world's largest democracy." In some respects it is certifiably...

Can India Ever Become a Great Power?

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center seminar, "Can India Ever Become a Great Power?" with Ashley J. Tellis on Jan.

Why do Parents Abort Girls? Patrilocality and its Historical Origin

August 2016

Audio and transcript from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar "Why do Parents Abort Girls? Patrilocality and its Historical Origin" on Jan.

People

Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Aditya Dasgupta Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2016-17
Katrina ole-MoiYoi PhD student, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
Tannis Thorlakson Ph.D. student, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
Anja Manuel Anja Manuel Affiliate
Jason Reinhardt Affiliate
Vivek Srinivasan Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Philip Reiner Philip J. Reiner Affiliate
Sriniketh Nagavarapu Visiting Scholar
Karthika Sasikumar Karthika Sasikumar Affiliate
Piya C. Sorcar Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR