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Complicating China’s Rise: Rural Underemployment

China’s economy has doubled in size every eight years since 1979, making it over 32 times bigger now then it was then and the second largest in the world today.1 Four decades of growth have ushered...

Stanford Internet Observatory: 2019-2021

A report on the Stanford Internet Observatory's first two years

Special Issue: Agriculture, the Rural Economy and China's Growth in the 21st Century: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of AAEA China Section

Scott Rozelle, Yuqing Zheng, and Chengfang Liu were the guest editors of this special issue on agriculture, the rural economy and China's growth in the 21st century. Scott Rozelle also authored...

Infant Cognitive Development and Stimulating Parenting Practices in Rural China

This study examines the prevalence of cognitive delay among infants and toddlers in rural China and its relationship with one of the potential sources of the observed delay: low levels of stimulating...

Health, Economic, and Social Implications of COVID-19 for China's Rural Population

This study examines the effects of local and nationwide COVID‐19 disease control measures on the health and economy of China's rural population. We conducted phone surveys with 726 randomly...

Comparing the Quality of Primary Care between Public and Private Providers in Urban China: A Standardized Patient Study

Previous studies have been limited by not directly comparing the quality of public and private CHCs using a standardized patient method (SP). This study aims to evaluate and compare the quality of...

Entrepreneurial Reluctance: Talent and Firm Creation in China

The theoretical literature has long noted that talent can be used in both the entrepreneurial and non-entrepreneurial sectors, and its allocation depends on the reward structure. We test these...

Trajectories of Child Cognitive Development During Ages 0-3 in Rural Western China: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Links to Preschool-Age Cognition

Background: Cognitive development after age three tends to be stable and can therefore predict cognitive skills in later childhood. However, there is evidence that cognitive development is less...

Patterns of Impunity

Human Rights in North Korea and the Role of the U.S. Special Envoy

Making the Internet Safe for Democracy

Journal of Democracy from Volume 32, Number 2, April 2021 | Johns Hopkins University Press

Reversing the Tide: Towards a New US Strategy to Support Democracy and Counter Authoritarianism

Report of the Task Force on US Strategy to Support Democracy and Counter Authoritarianism

Blood and Diamonds

Germany’s Imperial Ambitions in Africa

People

blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Pascaline Dupas Headshot Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director, Stanford King Center on Global Development
jerry kaplan headshot 7 Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
sgsb 0644 saumitra jhart web preview Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Research Affiliate at the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB Senior Fellow, SIEPR
Chonira Aturupane Headshot Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar, Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy
Rose Gottemoeller Rose Gottemoeller Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer
Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
U.S. soldier posing for picture Dean L. Winslow Senior Fellow, courtesy Professor, Medicine
Halperin - Board Member for FSI Philip W. Halperin FSI Advisory Board Chair, President, Silver Giving Foundation