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International Development

FSI researchers consider international development from a variety of angles. They analyze ideas such as how public action and good governance are cornerstones of economic prosperity in Mexico and how investments in high school education will improve China’s economy.

They are looking at novel technological interventions to improve rural livelihoods, like the development implications of solar power-generated crop growing in Northern Benin.

FSI academics also assess which political processes yield better access to public services, particularly in developing countries. With a focus on health care, researchers have studied the political incentives to embrace UNICEF’s child survival efforts and how a well-run anti-alcohol policy in Russia affected mortality rates.

FSI’s work on international development also includes training the next generation of leaders through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

Scholarly Publications

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Japan: Why Japan (Still) Matters for Global Competition

April 2017

Through the 1980s, Japan was significant in global competition largely by shaping global technological trajectories, transforming major global industries, and contributing to fundamental...

Unpacking Teacher Professional Development

April 2017

Abstract: Despite massive investments in teacher professional development (PD) programs in developing countries, there is little evidence on their effectiveness.

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?

Other Publications

To be "dam"-ed: Navigating Stakeholder Relations to Bring Energy to Africa with Inga 3

May 2017

This case follows the development of the Inga 3, the third hydroelectric plant to be built on the Inga River in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  The Inga 3, with a capacity of 3,000 MW, would...

Donald Trump's Trade Policy: Back to The Future

January 2017

If you want to understand the trade and industrial policy that President Donald Trump is now going to pursue, simply jump into a DeLorean time machine with Marty McFly and go back to 1985.

Leverage and Beliefs: Personal Experience and Risk-Taking in Margin Lending

January 2017

What determines risk-bearing capacity and the amount of leverage in financial markets?

News

Japan's shift in the nuclear debate explained

May 2017

Japan is an increasingly divided country between elites and the public as it grapples with whether it should acquire nuclear weapons itself and not rely on America’s protection, a Stanford scholar...

Welcoming the class of 2018 undergraduate honors students

May 2017

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2018 class of undergraduate senior honors students.Honors students spend three...

India’s groundwater future is at stake

May 2017

Since the 1960s, India’s groundwater irrigation has increased dramatically, playing an important role in its economy and people’s lives — supporting livelihoods of over 26 crore farmers and...

Events

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Perspectives from Chile

May 12, 2017

Chile, being positioned on the Pacific-facing rim of South America, has a natural tendency toward Asia, not only geographically, but also politically, culturally and economically.

How low-carbon technologies will improve our climate, health, and national security and stabilize the world's economies

April 20, 2017

Abstract: In 2015 nations agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals, including ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all.

The Asian Development Bank's 2017 Economic Forecast for Asia

April 3, 2017

Decades of rapid growth transformed developing Asia into a largely middle-income region, but the pace of expansion has fallen off since the 2008 global financial crisis.

Projects

China: Going Global

Beijing’s new Silk Road initiative links old trade corridors from Asia to Africa and Europe.
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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...
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Event Series

Event SeriesKorean Studies Colloquium SeriesKorea-U.S. West Coast Strategic ForumKoret WorkshopKoret Distinguished Lecture SeriesHana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers 
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Multimedia

Wind of Change? South Korea under the New Administration

May 2017

Video and transcript (being processed) from the Shorenstein APARC Korea Program colloquium, "Wind of Change?

15th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award Keynote Speech featuring Ian Johnson: Religion After Mao

May 2017

Video and transcript (being processed) from the "15th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award featuring Ian Johnson: Religion after Mao" on May 1, 2017, with keynote speaker and Shorenstein Journalism Award winner Ian Johnson.Following a century of...

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...

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
Gerhard Casper Senior Fellow Professor in Undergraduate Education, Emeritus, Professor, Law, Emeritus
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor, Geological and Environmental Sciences
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Coit D. Blacker Senior Fellow Professor, Humanities and Sciences
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics