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Shifting Gears in Innovation Policy: Strategies from Asia

December 2020

In the six Asian countries focused on in this book—China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan—high economic growth has been achieved in many industrial sectors, the catch-up phase of...

The Impacts of Highly Resourced Vocational Schools on Student Outcomes in China

December 2020

Policymakers in developing countries have prioritized the mass expansion of vocational education and training (VET). Evidence suggests, however, that the quality of VET can be poor.

How to Save Democracy From Technology

November 2020

Full article appears in the January/February 2021 issue of Foreign Affairs Among the many transformations taking place in the U.S.

Report of the Working Group on Platform Scale

November 2020

The internet economy has produced digital platforms of enormous economic and social significance.

Election 2020: Election Results, the Aftermath, and Tech Agendas

November 2020

THE IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH OF ELECTION DAY 2020 offers lessons about the state of American democracy as well as technology’s influence on voters, the voting process, and democratic institutions....

Slanted Narratives, Social Media, and Foreign Influence in Libya

November 2020

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Election 2020: Antitrust and Privacy in the Age of Big Tech

November 2020

ANTITRUST AND PRIVACY CONCERNS are two of the most high-profile topics on the tech policy agenda.

Far More Transparency is Needed for COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

November 2020

With vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, on the near-term horizon, U.S. policymakers are focusing on how to ensure that Americans get vaccinated.

An Investigation into a Female-Focused Online Campaign in Iran and Afghanistan targeting Afghans

November 2020

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Effects of Baby-Friendly Practices on Breastfeeding Duration in China: A Case-Control Study

November 2020

Background:  The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is generally considered an effective way to promote breastfeeding.

Do University Entrepreneurship Programs Promote Entrepreneurship?

November 2020

Yong Suk Lee and Charles Eesley examine how university entrepreneurship programs affect entrepreneurial activity using a unique entrepreneurship‐focused survey of Stanford alumni.

Preparing for the Age of Deepfakes and Disinformation

November 2020

POPULAR CULTURE HAS ENVISIONED SOCIETIES of intelligent machines for generations, with Alan Turing notably foreseeing the need for a test to distinguish machines from humans in 1950.

Election 2020: Foreign Interference and Domestic Manipulations Aimed at Voters and Electoral Outcomes

October 2020

IN 2016 WE LEARNED ABOUT EFFORTS BY FOREIGN ACTORS to interfere in the U.S. election by injecting misinformation and disinformation into public discourse on social media.

School Reopenings and the Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 2020

Few issues in the policy response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have inspired as impassioned debate as school reopening.

Examining Mode Effects for an Adapted Chinese Critical Thinking Assessment

October 2020

We examine the effects of computer-based versus paper-based assessment of critical thinking skills, adapted from English (in the U.S.) to Chinese.

Election 2020: Political Advertising and Social Media

October 2020

VOTERS ARE BEING INUNDATED WITH POLITICAL ADVERTISING on social media and online platforms during the 2020 election season.

Moving Beyond Lewis: Employment and Wage Trends in China’s High- and Low-Skilled Industries and the Emergence of an Era of Polarization

October 2020

One of the defining features of China’s economy over the two decades between 1995 and 2015 was the persistent rise of wages for workers and professionals in nearly every segment of the economy—with...

The Missing Piece -- SARS-CoV-2 Testing and School Reopening

October 2020

On August 17, 2020, the Los Angeles Unified School District launched a program to test more than 700,000 students and staff for SARS-CoV-2.

The Missing Piece -- SARS-CoV-2 Testing and School Reopening

October 2020

On August 17, 2020, the Los Angeles Unified School District launched a program to test more than 700,000 students and staff for SARS-CoV-2.

Initial Economic Damage From the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States Is More Widespread Across Ages and Geographies Than Initial Mortality Impacts

October 2020

Abstract The economic and mortality impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been widely discussed, but there is limited evidence on their relationship across demographic and geographic groups.

Video Consultations in Primary and Specialist Care During COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

October 2020

Even before the covid-19 pandemic, virtual consultations (also called telemedicine consultations) were on the rise, with many healthcare systems advocating a digital-first approach. At the start of...

Election 2020: Content Moderation and Accountability

October 2020

AS WE APPROACH THE 2020 ELECTION IN THE UNITED STATES, content moderation on social media platforms is taking center stage.

Does the Noncombatant Immunity Norm Have Stopping Power? A Debate

October 2020

Our 2015 survey experiment—reported in the 2017 International Security article “Revisiting Hiroshima in Iran”—asked a representative sample of Americans to choose between continuing a ground...

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