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Scott Rozelle, PhD

  • Faculty Co-director of the Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions
  • Helen F. Farnsworth Endowed Professorship
  • Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
  • Faculty affiliate at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law

Encina Hall East, E406,
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

(650) 862-0466 (voice)

Biography

Scott Rozelle is the Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow and the co-director of Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University. He received his BS from the University of California, Berkeley, and his MS and PhD from Cornell University. Previously, Rozelle was a professor at the University of California, Davis and an assistant professor in Stanford’s Food Research Institute and department of economics. He currently is a member of several organizations, including the American Economics Association, the International Association for Agricultural Economists, and the Association for Asian Studies. Rozelle also serves on the editorial boards of Economic Development and Cultural Change, Agricultural Economics, the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and the China Economic Review.

His research focuses almost exclusively on China and is concerned with: agricultural policy, including the supply, demand, and trade in agricultural projects; the emergence and evolution of markets and other economic institutions in the transition process and their implications for equity and efficiency; and the economics of poverty and inequality, with an emphasis on rural education, health and nutrition.

Rozelle's papers have been published in top academic journals, including Science, Nature, American Economic Review, and the Journal of Economic Literature. He is fluent in Chinese and has established a research program in which he has close working ties with several Chinese collaborators and policymakers. For the past 20 years, Rozelle has been the chair of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy; a co-director of the University of California's Agricultural Issues Center; and a member of Stanford's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Center on Food Security and the Environment.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Rozelle has received numerous honors and awards, including the Friendship Award in 2008, the highest award given to a non-Chinese by the Premier; and the National Science and Technology Collaboration Award in 2009 for scientific achievement in collaborative research.

publications

Journal Articles
January 2023

How Does the Family Environment Affect Toddlerhood Language and Cognitive Development? Evidence from Peri-urban China

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How Does the Family Environment Affect Toddlerhood Language and Cognitive Development? Evidence from Peri-urban China
Journal Articles
January 2023

Effect of the mHealth-Supported Healthy Future Programme Delivered by Community Health Workers on Maternal and Child Health in Rural China: Study Protocol for a Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial

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Effect of the mHealth-Supported Healthy Future Programme Delivered by Community Health Workers on Maternal and Child Health in Rural China: Study Protocol for a Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial
Journal Articles
December 2022

Back to Cheap Labour? Increasing Employment and Wage Disparities in Contemporary China

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Back to Cheap Labour? Increasing Employment and Wage Disparities in Contemporary China

Current research

In The News

COVID-19 inequities illustration
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Financial Times: China’s Covid Generation: The Surging Inequality Behind Xi’s U-Turn

The Financial Times spoke with Scott Rozelle about the education and the “Covid generation” — the children whose lives have been upended through cycles of lockdowns under China’s hallmark zero-Covid policy.
Financial Times: China’s Covid Generation: The Surging Inequality Behind Xi’s U-Turn
Scott Rozelle interacts with children in a classroom in Ningxia, China.
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Why "Big Data China" Is Needed Now More Than Ever: A Conversation

In this video short, Scott Rozelle, SCCEI Co-Director sits down with Scott Kennedy, CSIS Trustee Chair in Chinese Business, to discuss Big Data China, a new project aimed at bridging the gap between cutting-edge academic research on China and the Washington policy community.
Why "Big Data China" Is Needed Now More Than Ever: A Conversation
Rural China Village
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What China Wants Podcast Featuring Scott Rozelle

Scott Rozelle is interviewed for the "What China Wants by Sam Olson" podcast, where he discusses "The Dangers from Invisible Chine," how the massive rural population threatens the country's future.
What China Wants Podcast Featuring Scott Rozelle
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