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Europe Center awards student grants

News / December 3, 2013
Research grants were awarded to 16 grad students from a wide range of disciplines in the inaugural "Graduate Student Grant Competition" sponsored by The Europe Center this fall.
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Collected Articles of Masahiko Aoki

News / December 3, 2013
Comparative Institutional Analysis collects 22 articles by Masahiko Aoki, selected from writings published over the course of his 45-year academic career.
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Caixin Reports on REAP: Giving Rural Children Eyeglasses

News / December 2, 2013
How prevalent is poor vision in rural China and why isn't the problem being addressed? Read more to learn about REAP's efforts to shed light on the issue.
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財新网:给农村孩子眼镜

News / December 2, 2013
Caixin Report: Giving Rural Children Eyeglasses: 给农村孩子眼镜
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Stanford scholars consider historic nuclear deal with Tehran

Q&A / November 26, 2013
Three experts consider the technical and political consequences of the historic agreement reached with Iran to temporarily halt its nuclear weapons program.
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CISAC, Russian nuclear institute launch joint website

News / November 25, 2013
CISAC and the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute have launched a website to chronicle more than 20 years of nuclear collaboration between the Russian Federation and the United States.
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Journal Article: "Have the poor always been less likely to migrate? Evidence from inheritance practices during the Age of Mass Migration," written by Ran Abramitzky, Leah Boustan, and Katherine Eriksson

News / November 25, 2013
Stanford associate professor of economics Ran Abramitzky, and co-authors Leah Boustan and Katherine Eriksson, study the effect of wealth on the probability of internal or international migration during the Age of Mass Migration (1850–1913) in their article "Have the poor always been less likely to migrate? Evidence from inheritance practices during the Age of Mass Migration."
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Book: "Dreams of Waking: An Anthology of Iberian Lyric Poetry (1400-1700)," written by Vincent Barletta, Mark L. Bajus and Cici Malik

News / November 25, 2013
Vincent Barletta, Stanford associate professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, and his co-editors/co-translators Mark L. Bajus and Cici Malik, present a comparative approach to Iberian lyrical poetry.
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Book: "Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner," written by Adrian Daub

News / November 25, 2013
Stanford associate professor of German Studies, Adrian Daub, presents a new study on German opera in his book "Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner."
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Journal Article: "Patents and Innovation: Evidence from Economic History," written by Petra Moser

News / November 25, 2013
Assistant professor of economics Patricia Moser addresses the question "What is the optimal system of intellectual property rights to encourage innovation?" in her recent article published in the "Journal of Economic Perspectives."
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Journal Article: "Immigration into Europe: Economic Discrimination, Violence, and Public Policy," written by Rafaela M. Dancygier and David Laitin

News / November 25, 2013
The impact of immigration on Western European demographics will be the topic of Stanford political science professor David Laitin and co-writer Rafaela Dancygier's (Princeton University) soon to be published article "Immigration into Europe: Economic Discrimination, Violence, and Public Policy"
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Caixin Column 3: Behind Before They Start - The Preschool Years (Part 1)

News / November 25, 2013
REAP co-director Scott Rozelle builds on a ten-part series for Caixin Magazine titled, "Inequality 2030: Glimmering Hope in China in a Future Facing Extreme Despair." In his third column, Rozelle explains why rural children are unprepared for preschool. When they do attend, rural preschools are not only hard to find but also of notably poor quality.
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In Mexico, economist finds employers get what they pay for

News / November 22, 2013
Frederico Finan, a senior fellow by courtesy at FSI and a faculty affiliate at CDDRL, presents the first-ever experimental evidence that bigger paychecks attract better workers who hold a true interest in the organization’s cause.
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Professor Susan Athey on the Dangers of Becoming Too Data-Driven

News / November 18, 2013
Susan Athey, Professor of Economics at Stanford Graduate School of Business, discusses how data-driven organizations still need to exercise intuition and judgement to ensure that short-term results don't override long-term interests. Athey moderated a panel on "Generating Value from Big Data and Analytics" with panelists from Baidu, LinkedIn, and Foursquare at the fourth annual China 2.0 conference hosted by Stanford Graduate School of Business on October 3, 2013.
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Will the U.S and Europe Avoid a Lost Decade?

News / November 15, 2013
On November 7, Stanford economist Takeo Hoshi spoke at the Fourteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference at the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington DC.
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Former FBI director targets cybercrimes

News / November 15, 2013
Robert Mueller said terrorism is still the FBI's top priority. But the agency needs to find new ways of fighting cybercrimes, which he calls "the threat of the future."
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Europe Making Same Mistakes as Japan in 1990s

News / November 13, 2013
As cited in Victoria McGrane's blog in the Wall Street Journal, Stanford economist Takeo Hoshi argues in a coauthored paper that Europe is making the same mistakes that Japan did during the 1990s
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Compromised by Design? Securing the Defense Electronics Supply Chain

Commentary / November 8, 2013

CISAC affiliate John Villasenor argues in this Brookings paper that the country's defense electronics supply chain is almost completely unprotected against a threat that may turn out to be more significant in the long term: Chips could be intentionally compromised during the design process, before they are even manufactured.

The paper aims to help frame the discussion regarding how best to respond to this important and underappreciated aspect of cybsercurity.

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Stanford Human Rights Summer Fellowship now accepting applications

News / November 8, 2013
The Program on Human Rights at CDDRL, in partnership with the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, is offering up to three summer fellowships to talented Stanford undergraduates interested in gaining practical experience at human rights organizations around the world. The deadline to apply is Dec. 9, 2013.
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London's Tech City: Building Bridges, Not Valleys

News / November 8, 2013
On October 30, 2013, the Silicon Valley Project of Stanford Graduate School of Business hosted a seminar on London as a hub of innovation featuring Eze Vidra, Head of Campus London and Google for Entrepreneurs European Outreach, and Samantha Evans, Vice Consul for Software of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).
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