By using high-res images taken by the latest generation of compact satellites, SCID Faculty Affiliate Marshall Burke and fellow researchers have developed a new capability for estimating crop yields from space. Measuring yields could improve productivity and eventually reduce hunger.
This fellowship honors Professor Ronald I. McKinnon’s memory by funding outstanding undergraduate and graduate research in the areas of international economics, international finance, and economic development.
Studies presented at a two-day conference offer important insights into a crucial question that SCID and other scholars have long sought to answer: why the economies of developing countries are far less productive than the economies of developed countries.
A new study by SCID Director Grant Miller and fellow Stanford researchers documents how an ambulance service is helping to lower newborn deaths, one of the most challenging health dilemmas plaguing India today.
Stanford researchers have determined that more than 15 million children are living in high-mortality areas across 28 Sub-Saharan African countries, where death rates remain stubbornly high despite progress elsewhere within those countries.