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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
September 2022

Effect of Eyeglasses on Student Academic Performance: What Matters? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in China

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Effect of Eyeglasses on Student Academic Performance: What Matters? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in China
Journal Articles
August 2022

Parenting Centers and Caregiver Mental Health: Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Controlled Trial in China

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Parenting Centers and Caregiver Mental Health: Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Controlled Trial in China
Journal Articles
August 2022

Postnatal Mental Health, Breastfeeding Beliefs, and Breastfeeding Practices in Rural China

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Postnatal Mental Health, Breastfeeding Beliefs, and Breastfeeding Practices in Rural China

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In The News

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
Factory workers in China
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The Economist: China is Improving its Human Capital. Gradually

The Economist features Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell's book "Invisible China" in this article highlight China's efforts to improve their human capital and face the invisible crisis no one knows about.
The Economist: China is Improving its Human Capital. Gradually
Book cover for "Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China's Rise" showing a man watering a field in front of high rise buildings.
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George Magnus Lists "Invisible China" as One of The Best Books on Understanding Modern China

George Magnus Lists "Invisible China" as One of The Best Books on Understanding Modern China
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