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Economic Affairs

Scholarly Publications

Wealth Inequality and Democracy

February 2017

What do we know about wealth inequality and democracy?

The Structure of American Income Tax Policy Preferences

October 2016

In recent decades inequality in the United States has increased dramatically, but policy responses in terms of redistribution have been limited.

How economic, humanitarian, and religious concerns shape European attitudes toward asylum seekers

September 2016

What types of asylum seekers are Europeans willing to accept?

Other Publications

Womenomics, the Workplace, and Women Final Report

March 2017

The Japan Program at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), with the generous support of the United States-Japan Foundation and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science,...

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...

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.

News

Opinion: Next Korea New Agenda

May 2017

Gi-Wook Shin and Yong Suk Lee of Stanford University, Joon Nak Choi of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Rennie Moon of Yonsei University contribute to an opinion section of Maeil...

China faces its future of urbanization

May 2017

China’s growth in cities has been unprecedented over the past decade, and the urbanization policies the government put in place, while achieving notable successes, continue to face systemic...

Shorenstein APARC experts offer analysis, insights on Xi-Trump summit

April 2017

President Trump hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping last week at Mar-a-Lago for their first meeting which set out to address economic, trade and security challenges shared between the two countries...

Events

Sheep and Socio-Economic Growth in Europe

April 6, 2017

Although sheep are only one of the important domesticates exploited in many parts of the world, it has played a near-paradigmatic role throughout the emergence and spread of European civilization....

The Old Men in the Census: Inequality and Mobility in 18th Centruy Murcia

March 9, 2017

This workshop is part of the Economic History Workshop series in the Department of Economics and is co-sponsored by The Europe Center.

The Vanishing Middle Class

March 9, 2017

This workshop is part of the Economic History Workshop series in the Department of Economics and is co-sponsored by The Europe Center.

Projects

European Public Finance

Modern European states have significant responsibilities to their populace, including ensuring that citizens’ basic needs are met and the provision of security, law and order, and other public...
English

Education, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development

Korea’s miraculous economic growth during the latter half of the 20th century was fueled by a well-educated and entrepreneurial population.
English

Remote sensing approaches to improving aid targeting and understanding aid effectiveness

This project aims to develop and test remote-sensing based approaches to gathering two typesof aid-relevant data: data on agricultural productivity and data on household assets, with a focus on Sub...
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Multimedia

Structural Causes of Japan's Lost Decades

February 2017

The concept of productivity is central in economics and is one of the main determinants of economic growth.

Japan's Insufficient Demand Problem

February 2017

Under normal circumstances, most people believe that saving is positive. However, high rates of savings can also mean low levels of consumption (spending), and this can hamper economic growth.

Can Korea Compete for Global Talent?

April 2016

Video and transcript from the Stanford+Connects event in Seoul, South Korea, on March 15.

People

Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Yu Jin Woo Research Scholar
Elin Matsumae Research Assistant
Gary Zhao SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, December 2015-March 2016
Tricia Owlett SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, February-June 2016
Wesley Koo SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January-April 2016
David Yang SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, October-November 2015
Ryan Edwards Ryan Edwards Postdoctoral scholar Postdoctoral scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Zhenwen Shao Visiting Student Researcher