International Development

International Development

FSI researchers consider international development from a variety of angles. They analyze ideas such as how public action and good governance are cornerstones of economic prosperity in Mexico and how investments in high school education will improve China’s economy.

They are looking at novel technological interventions to improve rural livelihoods, like the development implications of solar power-generated crop growing in Northern Benin.

FSI academics also assess which political processes yield better access to public services, particularly in developing countries. With a focus on health care, researchers have studied the political incentives to embrace UNICEF’s child survival efforts and how a well-run anti-alcohol policy in Russia affected mortality rates.

FSI’s work on international development also includes training the next generation of leaders through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

Scholarly Publications

Parental Investment, School Choice, and the Persistent Benefits of Intervention in Early Childhood

We present evidence from a randomized experiment testing the impacts of a six-month early childhood home-visiting program on child outcomes at school entry. Two and a half years after completion...

Passive Versus Active Service Delivery: Comparing the Effects of Two Parenting Interventions on Early Cognitive Development in Rural China

We present the results of a cluster-randomized controlled trial that evaluates the effects of a free, center-based parenting intervention on early cognitive development and parenting practices in...

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...

Other Publications

Tracking China's Economic Path

Stanford scholars are setting and expanding research agendas to analyze China’s economic development and its impact on the world. The newly launched Stanford Center on China’s Economy and...

News

The Forces Driving Industrial Automation in China

January 2022

"By 2016, China had the world’s largest stock of operational robots. This was a massive increase from 2010, when it trailed Japan, the United States, Germany, and South Korea. To learn why and...

SCCEI Launches New Impact Initiative with the China Briefs

November 2021

The SCCEI China Briefs are short features that translate top-quality academic research into evidence-based insights for those interested in China and U.S.-China relations. Released twice a month,...

China is Purging Celebrities and Tech Billionaires. But the Problem is Bigger than 'Sissy Men'

September 2021

The Los Angeles Times writes about China's new "common prosperity" campaign to narrow the gap between rich and poor. However Scott Rozelle doesn't think "any of these...

Old Events

2021 Forum | Stanford China Economic Forum

September 23, 2021

2021 Forum   Friday, November 12, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time | Online Saturday, November 13, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

The Summer of 2021: Consolidation of the New Chinese Economic Model with Professor Barry Naughton

August 26, 2021

Stanford Libraries and the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions hosted the 2021 Dr.

CANCELLED: Controlling the Narrative: The Coordination & Disciplining Role of the People's Daily in China with Joseph Piotroski

March 24, 2021

This seminar has been cancelled. Please join us for our next seminar in the series with Professor Albert Park on April 27, 2021.

People

Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health (by courtesy)
Dr. Hongbin Li Hongbin Li Senior Fellow Co-director, SCCEI
stanford profile Xiaochen Ma Lecturer
alexis   good Alexis Medina Associate Director, SCCEI
Heather Rahimi Headshot Heather Rahimi Communications Manager, SCCEI
Headshot of Claire Cousineau. Claire Cousineau Project Manager, SCCEI Project Manager, SCCEI
Headshot of Lucy Pappas Lucy Pappas Project Manager, SCCEI Project Manager, SCCEI