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Journal Articles

The Impact of Catastrophic Medical Insurance in China: A Five-Year Patient-Level Panel Study

MinYu, Jieming Zhong, Ruying Hu, Xiangyu Chen, Chunmei Wang, Kaixu Xie, Merrell Guzman, Xiaotong Gui, Sandra Tian-Jiao Kong, Tingting Qu, Karen Eggleston
The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific , 2021
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Working Papers

The Virus and the Vote: Administering the 2020 Election in a Pandemic

Nathaniel Persily, Charles Stewart III, Chelsey Davidson, Zahavah Levine
2021
A Compendium of Research from the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project
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The Future of Platform Power: Making Middleware Work

Daphne Keller
Johns Hopkins University Press , 2021
From the Journal of Democracy, Johns Hopkins University Press | Volume 32, Number 3, July 2021
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Wind and solar in Africa need grids to match

Mark C. Thurber, Murefu Barasa, Rose M. Mutiso, Beryl Ajwang
Electricity Journal , 2021
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Policy Briefs

Mitigating the Risk of a China–India Conflict

Arzan Tarapore
Australian Strategic Policy Institute , 2021
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Commentary

How to Protect Critical Infrastructure Fom Ransomware Attacks

Gregory Falco, Sejal Jhawer
2021
Op-ed in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, by Gregory Falco and Sejal Jhawer
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Journal Articles

Development and Validation of the CHIME Simulation Model to Assess Lifetime Health Outcomes of Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Chinese Populations: A Modeling Study

Jianchao Quan, Carmen S. Ng, Harley H. Y. Kwok, Ada Zhang, Yuet H. Yuen, Cheung-Hei Choi, Shing-Chung Siu, Simon Y. Tang, Nelson M. Wat, Jean Woo, Karen Eggleston, Gabriel M. Leung
PLOS Medicine , 2021
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Working Papers

Women Left Behind

Radhika Jain, Pascaline Dupas
National Bureau of Economic Research , 2021
Gender Disparities in Utilization of Government Health Insurance in India
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Working Papers

Market Power Mitigation Mechanisms for Wholesale Electricity Markets: Status Quo and Challenges

Christoph Graf, Emilio La Pera, Federico Quaglia, Frank Wolak
Program on Energy and Sustainable Development , 2021
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Patient Experiences and Perceptions of Chronic Disease Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic in India

Kavita Singh, Aprajita Kaushik, Leslie Johnson, Suganthi Jaganathan, Prashant Jarhyan, Mohan Deepa, Sandra Kong, Nikhil Srinivasapura Venkateshmurthy, Dimple Kondal, Sailesh Mohan, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Mohammed K Ali, Nikhil Tandon, K M Venkat Narayan, Viswanathan Mohan, Karen Eggleston, Dorairaj Prabhakaran1
BMJ Open , 2021
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) among Elementary Students in Rural China: Prevalence, Correlates, and Consequence

Xiaodong Pang, Huan Wang, Sarah-Eve Dill, Matthew Boswell, Xiaopeng Pang, Manpreet Singh, Scott Rozelle
Journal of Affective Disorders , 2021
Background: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a widely recognized mental health problem in developed countries but remains under-investigated in developing settings. This study examines the prevalence, correlates, and consequences of ADHD symptoms among elementary school students in rural China. Methods: Cross-sectional data were collected from 6,719 students across 120 rural primary schools in China on ADHD symptoms, demographic characteristics, and academic performance in reading and math. ADHD symptoms were evaluated using the caregiver-reported ADHD Rating Scale-IV. Results: The prevalence of ADHD symptoms was 7.5% in our sample. Male students, students in lower grade levels, and students with lower cognitive ability showed a significantly higher prevalence of ADHD symptoms (ORs = 2.56, 2.06, and 1.84, respectively; p<0.05). Left-behind children showed a significantly lower prevalence of ADHD symptoms than did children who were living with their parents (OR = 0.74, p < 0.05). Adjusted regressions show that students with ADHD symptoms scored 0.12 standardized deviations lower in reading (p < 0.05) and 0.19 standardized deviations lower in math (p < 0.01). Limitations: The ADHD Rating Scale-IV is a screening scale rather than a diagnostic test. Caregiver self-report measures also may underestimate ADHD symptoms for our sample. Conclusions: ADHD is a common disorder among rural students in China and appears to be contributing to poor academic outcomes. The higher prevalence of ADHD among students with low cognitive ability also suggests that many rural children in China face multifactorial learning challenges. Taken together, the findings indicate a need for educators and policymakers in rural China to develop programs to reduce risk and support students with ADHD symptoms.
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Complicating China’s Rise: Rural Underemployment

Scott Rozelle, Matthew Boswell
The Washington Quarterly , 2021
China’s economy has doubled in size every eight years since 1979, making it over 32 times bigger now then it was then and the second largest in the world today.1 Four decades of growth have ushered more than 400 million people in China into the global middle class.2 According to the World Bank, China is currently an upper middle-income country. The country is the only major economy on earth to report growth in 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.3 What are the prospects for China to continue its spectacular economic rise and become a high-income country? In this article, we aim to draw attention to an underappreciated factor that we believe may complicate China’s continued economic ascent: hundreds of millions of poorly educated, increasingly underemployed workers hailing from China’s rural hinterland.
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Incorporating Health Equity Into COVID-19 Reopening Plans: Policy Experimentation in California

Emily A. Largent , Govind Persad, Michelle Mello, Danielle M. Wenner, Daniel B. Kramer , Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, Monica Peek
American Public Health Association , 2021
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Amplification and Its Discontents

Daphne Keller
2021
Essay published by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University
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Special Issue: Agriculture, the Rural Economy and China's Growth in the 21st Century: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of AAEA China Section

Scott Rozelle, Yuqing Zheng, Chengfang Liu
China Agricultural Economic Review , 2021
Scott Rozelle, Yuqing Zheng, and Chengfang Liu were the guest editors of this special issue on agriculture, the rural economy and China's growth in the 21st century. Scott Rozelle also authored a publication in this issue.
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Commentary

Contact-tracing App Curbed the Spread of COVID in England and Wales

C. Jason Wang
Nature , 2021
Digital contact tracing has the potential to limit the spread of COVID-19. A contact-tracing smartphone app that has been readily adopted by people in England and Wales has shown efficacy in reducing disease spread.
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Impact of Treatment Duration on Mortality Among Veterans with Opioid Use Disorder in The United States Veterans Health Administration

Jack Ching, Douglas K. Owens, Jodie A. Trafton , Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, Joshua Salomon
Wiley Online Library , 2021
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Infant Cognitive Development and Stimulating Parenting Practices in Rural China

Hannah Johnstone, Yi Yang, Hao Xue, Scott Rozelle
Environmental Research and Public Health , 2021
This study examines the prevalence of cognitive delay among infants and toddlers in rural China and its relationship with one of the potential sources of the observed delay: low levels of stimulating parenting practices (SPPs). Data were compiled from five distinct studies, resulting in a pooled sample of 4436 caregivers of 6–29-month-old infants. The sampling sites span five provinces in rural China. According to the data, on average, rates of delay are high—51 percent. The low rates of SPPs among our sample demonstrate that this may be one source of the high prevalence of delays. The results of the multivariate regression analysis reveal that reading books and singing songs are each significantly associated with an increase in infant cognitive score by 1.62 points (p = 0.003) and 2.00 points (p < 0.001), respectively. Telling stories to infants, however, is not significantly associated with infant cognitive scores. Our findings indicate that caregivers with different characteristics engage in various levels of stimulating practices and have infants with different rates of delay. Specifically, infants of better-educated mothers who have greater household assets are in families in which the caregivers provide more SPPs and have infants who score higher on the study’s cognitive abilities scales.
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Comparing the Quality of Primary Care between Public and Private Providers in Urban China: A Standardized Patient Study

Min Su, Zhongliang Zhou, Yafei Si, Sean Sylvia, Gang Chen, Yanfang Su, Scott Rozelle, Xiaolin Wei
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 2021
Previous studies have been limited by not directly comparing the quality of public and private CHCs using a standardized patient method (SP). This study aims to evaluate and compare the quality of the primary care provided by public and private CHCs using a standardized patient method in urban China. We recruited 12 standardized patients from the local community presenting fixed cases (unstable angina and asthma), including 492 interactions between physicians and standardized patients across 63 CHCs in Xi’an, China. We measured the quality of primary care on seven criteria: (1) adherence to checklists, (2) correct diagnosis, (3) correct treatment, (4) number of unnecessary exams and drugs, (5) diagnosis time, (6) expense of visit, (7) patient-centered communication. Significant quality differences were observed between public CHCs and private CHCs. Private CHC physicians performed 4.73 percentage points lower of recommended questions and exams in the checklist. Compared with private CHCs, public CHC providers were more likely to give a higher proportion of correct diagnosis and correct treatment. Private CHCs provided 1.42 fewer items of unnecessary exams and provided 0.32 more items of unnecessary drugs. Private CHC physicians received a 9.31 lower score in patient-centered communication. There is significant quality inequality in different primary care models. Public CHC physicians might provide a higher quality of service. Creating a comprehensive, flexible, and integrated health care system should be considered an effective approach towards optimizing the management of CHC models.
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Health, Economic, and Social Implications of COVID-19 for China's Rural Population

Huan Wang, Sarah-Eve Dill, Huan Zhou, Yue Ma, Hao Xue, Sean Sylvia, Kumi Smith, Matthew Boswell, Alexis Medina, Prashant Loyalka, Cody Abbey, Dimitris Friesen, Nathan Rose, Yian Guo, Scott Rozelle
Agricultural Economics , 2021
This study examines the effects of local and nationwide COVID‐19 disease control measures on the health and economy of China's rural population. We conducted phone surveys with 726 randomly selected village informants across seven rural Chinese provinces in February 2020. Four villages (0.55%) reported infections, and none reported deaths. Disease control measures had been universally implemented in all sample villages. About 74% of informants reported that villagers with wage‐earning jobs outside the village had stopped working due to workplace closures. A higher percentage of rural individuals could not work due to transportation, housing, and other constraints. Local governments had taken measures to reduce the impact of COVID‐19. Although schools in all surveyed villages were closed, 71% of village informants reported that students were attending classes online. Overall, measures to control COVID‐19 appear to have been successful in limiting disease transmission in rural communities outside the main epidemic area. Rural Chinese citizens, however, have experienced significant economic consequences from the disease control measures.
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White Papers

One Face, Many Names: An Investigation into Fake NGOs and Media Outlets Linked to Harouna Douamba on and off Facebook (TAKEDOWN)

Lindsay Hundley, Renee DiResta, Josh A. Goldstein, Shelby Grossman, Cooper Reed, Adriana Stephan, Julia Thompson
2021
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