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Recent Scholarly Publications

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Improving environmental practices in agricultural supply chains: The role of company-led standards

December 2017

Food retailers and manufacturers are increasingly committing to address agricultural sustainability issues in their supply chains.

Flash from the past: Why an apparent Israeli nuclear test in 1979 matters today

September 2015

The paper provides technical and circumstantial evidence that the detection of a "double flash" by a Vela satellite on 9/22/79 was that of an Israeli nuclear test logistically assisted by South...

The Global Coal Market: Supplying the Major Fuel for Emerging Economies

August 2015

Coal has been the world's fastest-growing energy source in absolute terms for over a decade.

Combating Human Trafficking: The South African Legal Context

June 2012

South Africa’s international obligation to combat human trafficking in terms of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (Palermo Protocol)...

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

December 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.

Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of HIV Antiretroviral Regimens Recommended in the World Health Organization’s Guidelines for Resource-limited Settings

January 2011

Objective: The World Health Organization (WHO) recently changed its first-line antiretroviral treatment guidelines in resource-limited settings.

Israel’s 1979 Nuclear Test and the U.S. Cover-Up

January 2011

First paragraph of the article: In the wake of the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty, the United States launched a series of satellites under the name Vela (after a constellation in the southern...

The Future of South African Coal: Market, Investment, and Policy Challenges

January 2011

As the world's fifth largest coal exporter and a key swing supplier between the Atlantic and Pacific coal markets, South Africa is a crucial player in global markets.  While the country has long...

Modelling farmers’ adaptations strategies to climate change and variability. The case of the Limpopo Basin, South Africa

December 2010

This paper examines climate adaptation strategies of farmers in the Limpopo Basin of South Africa.

Comparative Effectiveness of HIV Testing and Treatment in Highly Endemic Regions

August 2010

BACKGROUND: Universal testing and treatment holds promise for reducing the burden of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in sub-Saharan Africa, but linkage from testing to treatment sites and...

Vulnerability of the South African farming sector to climate change and variability: An indicator approach

August 2010

This paper analyses the vulnerability of South African agriculture to climate change and variability by developing a vulnerability index and comparing vulnerability indicators across the nine...

Going Nuclear: Nuclear Proliferation and International Security in the 21st Century

January 2010

The spread of nuclear weapons is one of the most significant challenges to global security in the 21st century.

Program spending to increase adherence: South african cervical cancer screening.

December 2009

Abstract  Background Adherence is crucial for public health program effectiveness, though the benefits of increasing adherence must ultimately be weighed against the associated costs.

Expanding Antiretroviral Options in Resource-Limited Settings-A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

May 2009

Background Current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for treatment of HIV in resource-limited settings call for 2 antiretroviral regimens.

Climate Accession Deals: New Strategies for Taming Growth of Greenhouse Gases in Developing Countries

December 2008

Effective strategies for managing the dangers of global climate change are proving very difficult to design and implement.

The Impact of Free Basic Electricity on the Energy Choices of Low Income Households: A Case Study in South Africa

August 2008

The Free Basic Electricity Subsidy in South Africa entitles all households to 50 kWh of electricity every month.

Predicting the Impact of a Partially Effective HIV Vaccine and Subsequent Risk Behavior Change on the Heterosexual HIV Epidemic in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A South African Example

December 2007

We developed a mathematical model to simulate the impact of various partially effective preventive HIV vaccination scenarios in a population at high risk for heterosexually transmitted HIV.

Political Economy of Power Sector Reform: The Experiences of Five Major Developing Countries

March 2007

Over the last fifteen years the world's largest developing countries have initiated market reforms in their electric power sectors from generation to distribution.

Beyond free electricity: The costs of electric cooking in poor households and a market-friendly alternative

November 2006

The South African government is introducing a poverty-reduction policy that will supply households with a monthly 50 kWh free basic electricity (FBE) subsidy.

Nuclear Power: A Status Report

September 2006

Nuclear energy is undergoing a renaissance driven by two very loosely coupled needs; the first for much more energy to support economic growth worldwide, and the second to mitigate global warming...

Measuring the economic impact of climate change on major South African field crops: a Ricardian approach

December 2005

This study employed aRicardian model to measure the impact of climate change on South Africa's field crops and analysed potential future impacts of further changes in the climate.

Assessing the Quality of Democracy

December 2005

The latest volume in this popular series focuses on the best ways to evaluate and improve the quality of new democratic regimes.

Cost-effectiveness of cervical-cancer screening in five developing countries.

November 2005

BACKGROUND: Cervical-cancer screening strategies that involve the use of conventional cytology and require multiple visits have been impractical in developing countries.

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Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Fafchamps Photo Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School