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Scholarly Publications

Capital Market Regulation in Japan after the Global Financial Crisis

December 2015

This paper is examines the evolution of Japan’s capital markets and the related regulatory reforms after the Global Financial Crisis.

Democracy and Economic Growth: Some Regularities

July 2013

Abstract: The paper summarizes and evaluates our current understanding of relations between democracy and economic growth and analyzes the mechanisms of the causality from democracy to growth....

The Role of Agriculture in China's Development: Performance, policy determinants of success, and lessons for Africa

April 2013

The lost decades for China in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s look remarkably like the lost decades of Africa in the 1980s and 1990s.

Other Publications

'Locked-In' to China: The Colombo Port City Project

October 2017

This case looks at the predicament of a small nation burdened by Chinese debt, accumulated by infrastructure projects under the aegis of China’s One Belt One Road initiative.

Building Hydropower Plants in Uganda: Who is the Best Partner?

June 2017

Uganda has long been plagued by chronic power shortages.

Leverage and Beliefs: Personal Experience and Risk-Taking in Margin Lending

January 2017

What determines risk-bearing capacity and the amount of leverage in financial markets?

News

SCPKU hosts financial industry forums

July 2017

On March 30 and 31, 2017, Stanford held two events at SCPKU featuring the latest developments in quantitative finance and financial technology.     

Japan transforming its innovation culture by changing social norms, Stanford scholar finds

August 2016

Japanese corporations are evolving and adopting a “startup culture” to boost their business creativity and country’s economic prospects, a Stanford expert says.“We can see that over the past 15...

China moves ahead on infrastructure initiatives in quest for soft power and security

June 2016

As the inaugural meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank sets to convene, Stanford researcher Thomas Fingar discusses findings from his new book that seeks to study China’s objectives...

Events

Harnessing Silicon Valley: Corporate and Government Funded Accelerator Programs in Silicon Valley -- Implications for Japan 

December 5, 2017

GSVlabs is a startup and corporate innovation accelerator located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Redwood City.

Patterns of Innovation in Asia: Large Companies Harnessing the Power of Small Firm Innovation

October 10, 2017

*/ We have reached venue capacity.  RSVPs are no longer being accepted.In China, Japan, and Korea, large companies have historically played predominant roles in their economies.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Japan: Why Japan (Still) Matters for Global Competition

August 31, 2017

Through the 1980s, Japan was significant in global competition largely by shaping global technological trajectories, transforming major global industries, and contributing to fundamental...

Projects

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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Leadership Academy for Development

Program Overview  |  Background and Rationale  |  Training Program  |  Curriculum   |  Case Studies  |  Partnership  |  LAD Around the World  |  Lectures  | Student Testimonials | Interviews |...
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Technology and Human Capital _ Migration

One often hears that China has the largest online population in the world.
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Multimedia

Japan and the World

February 2017

The “Japan and the World” video lectures and accompanying lessons were made possible by a generous grant from the Center for Global Partnership (CGP)/The Japan Foundation to the Japan Program, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC),...

Changing Corporate Governance in Japan

July 2015

Video and transcript from the event "Changing Corporate Governance in Japan" with Takeo Hoshi (Stanford University), Masaaki (Masa) Tanaka (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

Interview: Dr. Cary Fowler

May 2015

On May 6, Dr.

People

Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
David Lobell Senior Fellow Professor, Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar, Japan Program
Vanessa Melo Graduate Research Assistant, Poverty and Governance
Christopher Seifert PhD student, Earth System Science
Linxiu Zhang Director, REAP-China
Dmytro Romanovych Visiting Practitioner, CDDRL
Anja Manuel Anja Manuel Affiliate