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Feb 17 2017 | Posted In: News
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.
Feb 2 2017 | Posted In: Announcements
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.
Jan 31 2017 | Posted In: Announcements
We are soliciting papers for the Development and Political Economics (DEVPEC) PhD Student Conference. The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 27, 2017.
Jan 24 2017 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
Research led by Grant Miller found that abortion rates rose in sub-Saharan Africa when U.S. funding was restricted.
Dec 13 2016 | Posted In: Graduate Student Profiles
Stanford graduate students confronted the difficulties of fieldwork in a developing country: frequent power outages, unreliable internet access, and a broader context of rising ethnic tensions and anti-government protests.
Nov 22 2016 | Posted In: News
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.
Nov 20 2016 | Posted In: News
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.
Nov 18 2016 | Posted In: Announcements
SCID is pleased to announce that five Stanford PhD students have been selected to receive Graduate Student Fellowships in international development.
Nov 1 2016 | Posted In: News
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.
Oct 18 2016 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
For 35 years, Marcel Fafchamps has seen one proposal after another for helping the poor come into vogue, vanish and reappear. The problem, he says, is that one-size-fits-all solutions to poverty in the developing world tend to be driven from the top-down.