Economic Affairs

Scholarly Publications

Risk Pooling and Precautionary Saving in Village Economies

A new method to test for efficient risk pooling allows for intertemporal smoothing, non-homothetic consumption, and heterogeneous risk and time preferences.

The Long-Run Consequences of The Opium Concessions for Out-Group Animosity on Java

This article examines the consequences of the opium concession system in the Dutch East Indies—a nineteenth-century institution through which the Dutch would auction the monopolistic right to sell...

Drivers of Innovation

Entrepreneurship, Education, and Finance in Asia

Other Publications

Tracking China's Economic Path

Stanford scholars are setting and expanding research agendas to analyze China’s economic development and its impact on the world. The newly launched Stanford Center on China’s Economy and...

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2019-20

December 2020

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for the academic year 2019-20 is now available.

A Macroeconomic Framework for Quantifying Systemic Risk

October 2019

Systemic risk arises when shocks lead to states where a disruption in financial intermediation adversely affects the economy and feeds back into further disrupting financial intermediation.

News

China’s Marginalized Millions: How Beijing’s Failure to Invest in Rural Workers Hurts Economic Growth

October 2022

Scott Rozelle and Matthew Boswell comment on China's invisible rural workforce in their piece published in Foreign Affairs.

Graduating CDDRL Honors Students Recognized for Outstanding Theses

June 2022

Adrian Scheibler ('22) is a recipient of the 2022 Firestone Medal and Michal Skreta ('22) has won the CDDRL Outstanding Thesis Award.

Peter Blair Henry Joins the Hoover Institution and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

March 2022

A former senior fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Henry is reprising his roles at FSI and the Hoover Institution to continue his groundbreaking research on economic...

Old Events

What's Next for the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Partnership? Security and Economic Cooperation in a New Era

November 2, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here. This event is co-hosted with the East Asia Institute (EAI) in Korea.

The Summer of 2021: Consolidation of the New Chinese Economic Model with Professor Barry Naughton

August 26, 2021

Stanford Libraries and the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions hosted the 2021 Dr.

China Chats with Stanford Faculty: The Rise of Robots in China with Professor Hongbin Li

February 24, 2021

China Chats with Stanford Faculty The Rise of Robots in China with Professor Hongbin Li China’s production and adoption of robotic technology have accelerated rapidly in recent years, surpassing...

Projects

The Future of China's Economy

China’s spectacular growth over the last 40 years has slowed but remains strong, leading the world in economic recovery after the global financial crisis, and even in the current COVID-19 pandemic...
English

The PRC at 70: Past, Present -- and Future?

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the China Program is making modifications...
English

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.
English

Multimedia

China’s Belt, Road, and Beyond: State Mobilization and Localized Implementation

October 2020

Most people attribute the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to Beijing’s imperialist ambitions.

Structural Causes of Japan's Lost Decades

February 2017

The concept of productivity is central in economics and is one of the main determinants of economic growth.

Japan's Insufficient Demand Problem

February 2017

Under normal circumstances, most people believe that saving is positive. However, high rates of savings can also mean low levels of consumption (spending), and this can hamper economic growth.

People

jerry kaplan headshot 7 Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Dr. Hongbin Li Hongbin Li Senior Fellow Co-director, SCCEI
Eric Hanushek Eric Hanushek Stanford Affiliate, SCCEI Stanford Affiliate, SCCEI
Headshot of Dr. Chenggang Xu. Chenggang Xu Senior Research Scholar Senior Research Scholar
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Denis Gutenko Headshot Denis Gutenko UELP Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Headshot of Scot Marciel Scot Marciel Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow
Lingsheng Meng Lingsheng Meng Research Scholar, SCCEI Research Scholar, SCCEI
david yang headshot David Yang SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, October-November 2015
Photo of Sally Zhang Sally Zhang APARC Predoctoral Fellow, 2022-23
gary zhao headshot Gary Zhao SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, December 2015-March 2016
Xueping Sun Xueping Sun Postdoctoral Scholar Postdoctoral Scholar