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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.

Global warming has increased global economic inequality

April 2019

Understanding the causes of economic inequality is critical for achieving equitable economic development.

A Model of Safe Asset Determination

April 2019

What makes an asset a “safe” asset? We study a model where two countries each issue sovereign bonds to satisfy investors’ safe asset demands.

Past Successes and Future Challenges in Rural China’s Human Capital

March 2019

This paper describes the current level of human capital in China and seeks to identify a number of education-related challenges that may slow down the nation’s economy from transitioning to high...

Transboundary Game of Life: Memoir of Masahiko Aoki

March 2019

The central part of this book is an English version of the memoir of Masahiko Aoki that was published in Japanese in 2008 (青木昌彦『私の履歴書 人生越境ゲーム』日本経済新聞出版社).

Can Bureaucrats Really be Paid like CEOs? Substitution Between Incentives and Resources Among School Administrators in China

February 2019

Unlike performance incentives for private sector managers, little is known about performance incentives for managers in public sector bureaucracies.

The Intertemporal Keynesian Cross

September 2018

We demonstrate the importance of intertemporal marginal propensities to consume (iMPCs) in disciplining general equilibrium models with heterogeneous agents and nominal rigidities.

The Politics of Energy and Climate Change in Japan under Abe: Abenergynomics

August 2018

Under what we call Abenergynomics, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō has used energy policy to support the growth objectives of Abenomics, even when the associated policies are publicly unpopular,...

Manipulating Globalization: The Influence of Bureaucrats on Business in China

June 2018

The era of globalization saw China emerge as the world's manufacturing titan. However, the "made in China" model—with its reliance on cheap labor and thin profits—has begun to wane.

Inequality and redistribution behavior in a give-or-take game

April 2018

Why has economic inequality risen dramatically over the past few decades even in democracies where individuals could vote for more redistribution?

Reinventing Japan: New Directions in Global Leadership (Book Chapter)

March 2018

Highly readable yet deeply researched, this book serves as an essential guide to the many ways in which Japan has risen to become one of the world's most creative and innovative societies.•...

The Mystery of the Kibbutz: Egalitarian Principles in a Capitalist World

February 2018

How the kibbutz movement thrived despite its inherent economic contradictions and why it eventually declinedThe kibbutz is a social experiment in collective living that challenges traditional...

The Future of Blockchain: How it will impact finance, industry, and society (Book Chapter)

October 2017

Kenji Kushida's new book chapter, "Blockchain, a Silicon Valley Vantage on its Potential and Challenges" was published in new book, "The Future of Blockchain: How it will impact finance, industry,...

To the New World and Back Again: Return Migrants in the Age of Mass Migration

August 2017

The authors compile large data sets from Norwegian and US historical censuses to study return migration during the Age of Mass Migration (1850–1913).

Renegotiating the World Order: Institutional Change in International Relations

June 2017

Rising powers often seek to reshape the world order, triggering confrontations with those who seek to defend the status quo.

Making exit costly but efficient: the political economy of exit clauses and secession

June 2017

This article presents a political economic analysis of exit from federations. Over time, members’ benefits from being in a federation can fluctuate because of changes in the state of the world.

Wealth Inequality and Democracy

May 2017

What do we know about wealth inequality and democracy?

Wealth Inequality and Democracy

February 2017

What do we know about wealth inequality and democracy?

The political economy of enforcing fiscal rules

January 2017

A large literature is focused on governments’ fiscal policy making under the disciplining force of fiscal rules.

The Structure of American Income Tax Policy Preferences

October 2016

In recent decades inequality in the United States has increased dramatically, but policy responses in terms of redistribution have been limited.

How economic, humanitarian, and religious concerns shape European attitudes toward asylum seekers

September 2016

What types of asylum seekers are Europeans willing to accept?

Self-Centered Inequity Aversion and the Mass Politics of Taxation

September 2016

The politics of economic crises brings distributive economic conflict to the fore of national political debates.

When lives are put on hold: Lengthy asylum processes decrease employment among refugees

August 2016

European governments are struggling with the biggest refugee crisis since World War II, but there exists little evidence regarding how the management of the asylum process affects the subsequent...

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Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
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
Tricia Owlett SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, February-June 2016
Wesley Koo SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January-April 2016
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
Antigone Xenopoulos CISAC Honors Student
Jamil Jaffer Jamil N. Jaffer Affiliate
Head shot of Chao Sun Chao Sun Visiting Scholar at APARC