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Global warming has increased global economic inequality

April 2019

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

Are Infant/Toddler Developmental Delays a Problem Across Rural China?

February 2019

Using the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-III (BSID-III), we examine the rates of developmental delays among children aged 0–3 years in four major subpopulations of rural China,...

Anemia and Student's Educational Performance in Rural Central China: Prevalence, Correlates, and Impacts.

October 2018

Anemia in children impairs physical growth and cognitive development, reducing their overall human capital accumulation.

Do Infant Feeding Practices Differ Between Grandmothers and Mothers in Rural China? Evidence From Rural Shaanxi Province

August 2018

The overall goal of this study is to examine whether infant feeding practices differ between mothers and grandmothers in rural China.

Ability Tracking and Social Trust in China's Rural Secondary School System

June 2018

The goal of this paper is to describe and analyze the relationship between ability tracking and student social trust, in the context of low-income students in developing countries.

China's Invisible Crisis: Cognitive Delays among Rural Toddlers and the Absence of Modern Parenting

June 2018

This article explores the problem of cognitive delays among toddlers in rural China and the role of their caregivers in producing low levels of cognition (i.e., low IQ).

The Elusive Goal of Global Food Security

February 2018

Ending world hunger is a universal goal, yet progress and social awareness of the issue waxes and wanes in the course of broader political and economic developments.

Impact of a rural solar electrification project on the level and structure of women's empowerment

September 2017

Although development organizations agree that reliable access to energy and energy services—one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals—is likely to have profound and perhaps disproportionate...

Mapping Smallholder Yield Heterogeneity at Multiple Scales in Eastern Africa

September 2017

Accurate measurements of crop production in smallholder farming systems are critical to the understanding of yield constraints and, thus, setting the appropriate agronomic investments and policies...

Authoritarian Survival and Poverty Traps: Land Reform in Mexico

June 2017

This paper examines why governments in underdeveloped countries systematically pursue policies that prevent long-term economic growth.

The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution: Food, Feed, Fuel, and Forests

November 2016

Over the last two decades global production of soybean and palm oil seeds have increased enormously.

"Political Logic of Poverty Relief" Electoral Strategies and Social Policy in Mexico

October 2016

Poverty relief programs are shaped by politics.

Solar-powered drip irrigation Impacts on crops production diversity and dietary diversity in northern Benin

March 2016

In 2007, "solar market gardens" were installed in 2 villages for women’s agricultural groups as a strategy for enhancing food and nutrition security.

Agricultural adaptation to climate change in rich and poor countries: Current modeling practice and potential for empirical contributions

February 2016

In this paper we discuss the scope of the adaptation challenge facing world agriculture in the coming decades.

Conditional Cash Transfers, Civil Conflict, and Insurgent Influence

January 2016

Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are an increasingly popular tool for reducing poverty in conflict affected areas.

Global non-linear effect of temperature on economic production

November 2015

Growing evidence demonstrates that climatic conditions can have a profound impact on the functioning of modern human societies, but effects on economic activity appear inconsistent.

Authoritarian Survival and Poverty Traps: Land Reform in Mexico [Feb. 2015]

February 2015

This paper examines why governments in underdeveloped countries systematically pursue policies that prevent long-term economic growth.

Strengths and weaknesses of the smallholder oil palm sector in Cameroon

March 2014

The present study is an evaluation of the current strengths and weaknesses of the oil palm smallholder sector in Cameroon, or more precisely of the non-industrial sector, as some holdings owned by...

The Education of China's Migrant Children: The Missing Link in China's Education System

January 2014

This paper examines the academic performance of migrant students in migrant schools in China and explores determinants of their performance.

Frontiers in Food Policy: Perspectives on Sub-Saharan Africa

December 2013

Frontiers in Food Policy: Perspectives on sub-Saharan Africa is a compilation of research stemming from the Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series, hosted by the Center on Food...

The Impact of Vouchers on Preschool Attendance and Elementary School Readiness: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Rural China

August 2013

Although preschool has been shown to improve children’s school readiness in many developing countries, preschool attendance in poor rural areas of China is low.

Impact of the Global Financial Crises in Rural China: Gender, Off-Farm Employment, and Wages

July 2013

This contribution documents the effect ofthe global financial crisis on women's off-farm employment in China's rural labor force.

Impact of a Senior High School Tuition Relief Program on Poor Junior High School Students in Rural China

January 2013

A significant gap remains between rural and urban students in the rate of admission to senior high school.

Whither Russia? Autocracy Is Here for Now, but Is It Here to Stay?

December 2012

Judging from some of the titles of recent books on Russia—for example, Richard Sakwa's The Crisis of Russian Democracy, Gulnaz Sharafutdinova's Political Consequences of Crony Capitalism inside...

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Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
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
Gustavo Robles Research Scholar, CDDRL
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Zhenong Jin Affiliated scholar
Sam Heft-Neal Research scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford Department of Earth System Science Research scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Edgar Franco Vivanco Doctoral Candidate, Political Science
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, FSE Visiting Scholar, FSE