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Mar 17 2017 | Posted In: Announcements
SCID is pleased to announce that two Stanford economics PhD students have been selected to receive Ronald McKinnon Memorial Fellowships.
Mar 2 2017 | Posted In: Field Notes
In the paddy fields of rural India, a Stanford researcher explores why so many farmers are trapped in debt and highlights a clear need for crop insurance.
Feb 17 2017 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
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 13 2017 | Posted In: Announcements
Spend up to 10 weeks in a developing country working on faculty research. Applications are due February 27.
Feb 2 2017 | Posted In: Announcements
This fellowship honors Professor Ronald I. McKinnon’s memory by funding outstanding undergraduate and graduate research in 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 SCID Director 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 confront 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: Research Spotlights
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.