Economic Affairs

Scholarly Publications

Agricultural and Rural Development in China in Past Four Decades: An Introduction

December 2019

The past four decades have witnessed unprecedented economic growth and rapidly rising food demand in China.

The Landscape of Early Childhood Development in Rural China

August 2019

In China, low levels of early childhood development (ECD) in rural areas may inhibit economic development as the nation attempts to transition from a middle-income manufacturing-based economy to a...

Climatic Constraints on Aggregate Economic Output

May 2019

Efficient responses to climate change require accurate estimates of both aggregate damages and where and to whom they occur.

Other Publications

Choosing the Japanese Way: Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Myanmar

January 2019

From 1962 onward, Myanmar was a military dictatorship.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2017-18

November 2018

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for academic year 2017-18 is now available.Download it for information on the wide variety of Center research from the the past academic year, Shorenstein APARC...

Break Through: Women in Silicon Valley, Womenomics in Japan Final Report

October 2018

On August 9, 2018, the Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC) hosted a conference, “Break Through: Women in Silicon Valley, Womenomics in Japan" with support from the Acceleration Program...

News

New White Paper on GRU Online Operations Puts Spotlight on Pseudo-Think Tanks and Personas

November 2019

Today the Stanford Internet Observatory published a white paper on GRU online influence operations from 2014 to 2019.

Audio: APARC Scholars on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

April 2019

APARC's Direcror of the Southeast Asia Program Donald K. Emmerson, Center Fellow Thomas Fingar, and Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow David M.

Abenomics, Seven Years In: Has It Succeeded?

March 2019

In September 2018, Shinzo Abe won a party election, thereby securing his third consecutive term as president of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party and getting closer to becoming the longest-serving...

Events

China's Economic Development: A Forty Year Perspective

February 5, 2020

China has grown faster for longer than any country in recorded history.  Is it market-oriented reform, state industrial policy, or some sophisticated blend of the two that explains this success? ...

Minimum Wage and Employment Dynamics in Korea

January 14, 2020

Moon Jae-in administration increased South Korea’s minimum wage by nearly 30 percent in 2018 and 2019 under its political slogan of "income-led growth." The idea was that the higher minimum wage...

Population Aging, Productivity, and Technology in Japan

December 10, 2019

Japan faces a rapid population decrease and aging. Workers’ aging is negatively associated with labor productivity.

Projects

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

On October 1, 2019, China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC.
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

European Public Finance

Modern European states have significant responsibilities to their populace, including ensuring that citizens’ basic needs are met and the provision of security, law and order, and other public...
English

Multimedia

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.

Can Korea Compete for Global Talent?

April 2016

Video and transcript from the Stanford+Connects event in Seoul, South Korea, on March 15.

People

Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
David Yang SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, October-November 2015
Hannah June Kim Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2019-20
Gary Zhao SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, December 2015-March 2016
Tricia Owlett SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, February-June 2016
Wesley Koo SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January-April 2016
Antigone Xenopoulos CISAC Honors Student
Head shot of Hiroki Hara Hiroki Hara Visiting Scholar at APARC
Head shot of Terry Hu Yongmin (Terry) Hu Visiting Scholar at APARC