Regional Expertise

Regional Expertise on display at Draper Hills event

Regional Expertise

In addition to the most pressing issues of the day, scholars at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies focus their research on many regions of the world, from Beijing to Brazil.

Research Spotlight

President Moon Jae In of South Korea during his inauguration proceedings.

South Korea's Democratic Decay

South Korea is following global trends as it slides toward a “democratic depression.” Both the spirit of democracy and actual liberal-democratic standards are under attack.
Cover of the book 'The Deer and the Dragon: Southeast Asia and China in the 21st Century"

The Deer and the Dragon: Southeast Asia and China in the 21st Century

Southeast Asian and Chinese perceptions of each other are examined using survey research and by asking whether China views the region as its “strategic backyard.”
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Rhythm: Form and Dispossession

Author Vincent Barletta explores rhythm as a primordial and physical binding force that establishes order and form in the ancient world, as the anatomy of lived experience in early modern Europe, and as a subject of aesthetic and ethical questioning in the twentieth century.

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Karen Eggleston

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Karen Eggleston

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Deputy Director, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
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Scott Rozelle

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Scott Rozelle

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Co-Director, Rural Education Action Program
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Beatriz Magaloni

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Beatriz Magaloni

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Professor of Political Science
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Yong Suk Lee

Center Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Yong Suk Lee

Center Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Deputy Director, Korea Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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Journal Articles

Entrepreneurship in Japan’s ICT Sector: Opportunities and Protection from Japan’s Telecommunications Regulatory Regime Shift

Kenji Kushida
Social Science Japan Journal, 2012 January 1, 2012

Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship played a critical role in transforming Japan’s telecommunications sector. Between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s, in a sector long dominated by a stable set of large actors with well-established patterns of interaction, entrepreneurs introduced new technologies, new business models, and new norms of interaction.

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Oil and Governance: State-owned Enterprises and the World Energy Supply

Mark C. Thurber, David G. Victor, David Hults, Mark C. Thurber
Cambridge University Press, 2012 January 1, 2012

National oil companies (NOCs) produce most of the world’s oil and natural gas and bankroll governments across the globe. Although NOCs superficially resemble private-sector companies, they often behave in very different ways. To understand these pivotal state-owned enterprises and the long shadow they cast on world energy markets, the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) at Stanford University commissioned Oil and Governance: State-owned Enterprises and the World Energy Supply.

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Expected value information improves financial risk taking across the adult life span

Samanez-Larkin GR, Wagner AD, Knutson B
Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 2011 December 31, 2011
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Health system determinants of infant, child and maternal mortality: A cross-sectional study of UN member countries

Muldoon KA, Galway LP, Nakajima M, Kanters S, Hogg RS, Eran Bendavid, Mills EJ
Globalization and Health, 2011 December 31, 2011

Abstract (provisional)

Objective

Few studies have examined the link between health system strength and important public health outcomes across nations. We examined the association between health system indicators and mortality rates.

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Regional Integration and Agricultural Trade Policy

Timothy E. Josling
Preferential Trade Agreement Policies for Development: A Handbook, The World Bank, 2011 December 31, 2011
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The WTO Agricultural Modalities Proposals and their Impact on Domestic Support in the EU and the US

D. Blandford, Timothy E. Josling, Will Martin, Aaditya Mattoo
The Doha Development Agenda, World Bank: Washington D.C., 2011 December 31, 2011
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Assessing effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of concurrency reduction for HIV prevention

Eva Enns, Margaret L. Brandeau, Igeme TK, Eran Bendavid
International Journal of STD & AIDS, 2011 December 31, 2011
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Age Differences in Primary Prevention Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Use in U.S. Individuals

Vivian Tsai, Mary K. Goldstein, Hsia HH, Wang Y, Curtis J, Heidenreich PA
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2011 December 31, 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To estimate the potentially inappropriate use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator ICDs in older U.S. adults.

DESIGN:

Retrospective study.

SETTING:

The National Cardiovascular Data ICD Registry.

PARTICIPANTS:

Forty-four thousand eight hundred five individuals in the National Cardiovascular Data's ICD Registry(™) who had received ICDs for primary prevention from January 2006 to December 2008. Individuals with a prior myocardial infarction and ejection fraction less than 30% were included.

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Working Papers

Trading Company Relationships as an Integrated Network for Innovation: Evidence from Two ‘Ordinary’ Industries of Textiles and Steel

Tom Roehl
, 2011 December 31, 2011

There is a large literature on innovation and the importance of a node and a network as
important to creating an environment for such innovation. Most of the analysis of this
system has been in high technology industries, and in the products and technologies that
it creates. However, there is no reason why we can’t analyze innovation in less leading
edge industries and products, and in the development or organizational structures rather
than products. This paper tries to illustrate the potential of this type of innovation

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Will Cross-Border Human Networks Drive Entrepreneurship Activities in Japan? Implications of Venture Capital Globalization

Akie Iriyama
, 2011 December 31, 2011

Venture capital investment has become globalized in the business landscape. Scholars
have reported an increasing globalization trend in the VC industry, as measured by VC
investment across national borders (Wright et al., 2005). Aylward (1998) found that Asian

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Determinants of the cost of health services used by veterans with HIV

Barnett PG, Chow A, Vilija Joyce, Bayoumi AM, Griffin SC, Nosyk B, Mark Holodniy, Brown ST, Sculpher M, Anis AH, Douglas K. Owens
Medical Care, 2011 December 31, 2011

BACKGROUND:

The effect of adherence, treatment failure, and comorbidities on the cost of HIV care is not well understood.

OBJECTIVE:

To characterize the cost of HIV care including combination antiretroviral treatment (ART).

RESEARCH DESIGN:

Observational study of administrative data.

SUBJECTS:

Total 1896 randomly selected HIV-infected patients and 288 trial participants with multidrug-resistant HIV seen at the US Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

MEASURES:

Comorbidities, cost, pharmacy, and laboratory data.

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The cost-effectiveness of symptom-based testing and routine screening for acute HIV infection in men who have sex with men in the USA

Juusola JL, Margaret Brandeau, Long EF, Douglas K. Owens, Eran Bendavid
AIDS, 2011 December 31, 2011

OBJECTIVE:

Acute HIV infection often causes influenza-like illness (ILI) and is associated with high infectivity. We estimated the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of strategies to identify and treat acute HIV infection in men who have sex with men (MSM) in the USA.

DESIGN:

Dynamic model of HIV transmission and progression.

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The potential impact of an HIV vaccine with rapidly waning protection on the epidemic in Southern Africa: examining the RV144 trial results

Andersson KM, Paltiel AD, Douglas Owens
Vaccine, 2011 December 31, 2011

BACKGROUND:

The prime-boost HIV vaccine regimen used in the recent RV144 trial resulted in modest efficacy of 31% over 3.5 years, but was substantially higher in the first year post-vaccination. We sought to explore the potential impact of a vaccine with rapidly waning efficacy in a South African population.

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HIV-1 clade C envelopes obtained from late stage symptomatic Indian patients varied in their ability towards relative CD4 usages and sensitivity to CCR5 antagonist TAK-779

Gharu L, Ringe R, Jay Bhattacharya
Virus Research, 2011 December 31, 2011

The mechanism by which strictly CCR5 using HIV-1 clade C variants exacerbate disease progression in absence of coreceptor switch is not clearly known.

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A single amino acid substitution in the C4 region in gp120 confers enhanced neutralization of HIV-1 by modulating CD4 binding sites and V3 loop

Ringe R, Sharma D, Zolla-Pazner S, Phogat S, Risbud A, Thakar M, Paranjape R, Jay Bhattacharya
Virology, 2011 December 31, 2011

Identification of vulnerability in the HIV-1 envelope (Env) will aid in Env-based vaccine design. We recently found an HIV-1 clade C Env clone (4-2.J45) amplified from a recently infected Indian patient showing exceptional neutralization sensitivity to autologous plasma in contrast to other autologous Envs obtained at the same time point.

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Books

The European Union

Timothy E. Josling, Alan Swinbank, David Orden, David Blandford, Timothy Josling
WTO Disciplines on Agricultural Support: Seeking a Fair Basis for Trade. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011 December 31, 2011
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Implementing Change: Organizational Challenges

Amy Zegart
The National Academies Press, 2011 December 31, 2011

An excerpt from "Implementing Change: Organizational Challenges" (pp. 309-310):

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History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia: Divided Memories

Gi-Wook Shin, Daniel C. Sneider
Routledge, 2011 December 31, 2011

Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy. Still, the region cannot escape from the burden of history.

This book examines the formation of historical memory in four Northeast Asian societies (China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan) and the United States focusing on the period from the beginning of the Sino-Japanese war in 1931 until the formal conclusion of the Pacific War with the San Francisco Peace Treaty of 1951.

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The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters

Charles Perrow
Princeton University Press (Third printing and first paperback printing), 2011 December 31, 2011

Charles Perrow is famous worldwide for his ideas about normal accidents, the notion that multiple and unexpected failures--catastrophes waiting to happen--are built into our society's complex systems. In The Next Catastrophe, he offers crucial insights into how to make us safer, proposing a bold new way of thinking about disaster preparedness.

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