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Scholarly Publications

Weather Shocks and International Labor Mobility: Evidence from the Philippines

January 2019

The main goal of this paper is to examine whether natural disasters and the damages they cause contribute to the international migration of Filipino workers.

The Impact of Adolescents’ Risky Health Behaviors on Their Later Economic Outcomes

January 2019

Risky health behaviors such as illicit drug use, smoking, overconsumption of alcohol, violence, and early sexual activity have contemporaneous and intertemporal adverse health and economic outcomes...

The Impact of Energy Access on Mothers’ Health, Labor, and Time Allocation

January 2019

This paper shows that, for mothers in Cebu, Philippines, access to electricity and the type of cooking fuel used at home affect both health outcomes and also how time is allocated, including for...

Other Publications

Noncitizen Soldiers: Explaining Foreign Recruitment by Modern State Militaries

January 2019

More than a century after citizen armies became an international norm, nearly two dozen states actively recruit foreigners into their militaries.

Choosing the Japanese Way: Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Myanmar

January 2019

From 1962 onward, Myanmar was a military dictatorship.

The European Silk Road: Montenegro's Decision to Build a New Highway

December 2018

In this case, Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanović must decide whether to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Pacific Construction Group to build a highway between his country...

News

Video Interview with Sophie Lemière, 2018-19 Lee Kong Chian National University of Singapore-Stanford Fellow on Southeast Asia

January 2019

Prior to departing for Singapore and the second half of her Lee Kong Chian Visiting Fellowship on Southeast Asia , we sat down with Sophie Lemière , a specialist in Malaysian politics, to discuss...

The Double-Edged Sword of Palm Oil

January 2019

Nearly ubiquitous in products ranging from cookies to cosmetics, palm oil represents a bedeviling double-edged sword.

Whence Korean Denuclearization

January 2019

North Korea’s state-owned news agency ran a wire story with tremendous significance just before Christmas, making clear that unilateral denuclearization is not going to happen.

Events

Research in Progress: David Studdert

May 10, 2019

David Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPHProfessor of MedicineProfessor of LawStanford UniversityDavid M. Studdert is a leading expert in the fields of health law and empirical legal research.

Research in Progress: Gillian Sanders-Schmidler

April 12, 2019

Gillian Sanders-Schmidler, PhDProfessor of MedicineDuke Clinical Research Institute, Duke UniversityDr. Gillian D.

The Populist Citizen

March 14, 2019

Abstract:To what extent do European citizens have a populist view of politics? Under what conditions are these populist attitudes more prevalent?

Projects

A New Cold War?: Sharp Power, Strategic Competition, and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Trade conflict has exploded. The media is rife with stories of China’s unfair trade practices, cyber theft, IP theft and forced technology transfers.
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Environmental

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Seminars Co-Sponsored With MEI

The Middle East Initiative (MEI) series brings academics and practitioners together to examine new patterns of geopolitical competition, conflict, and cooperation across the Middle East, with a...
English

Multimedia

Thurber talks coal in Australia

December 2018

PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber visited Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in November where he discussed his forthcoming book, Coal (coming in May 2019 from Polity Press), in a public lecture.

Food Insecurity: A 21st Century Threat to Global Security and Stability

May 2018

Ertharin Cousin, Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Visiting Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, presented her ongoing research on food insecurity as a global threat on...

People

Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Prashant Loyalka Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, Center Fellow, Rural Education Action Program
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Portrait of Takeo Hoshi Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Portrait of Yong Suk Lee Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
H.R. McMaster Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Portrait of Jean Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science