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Nov 25 2015 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
In light of burgeoning international trade, SCID Faculty Affiliates Nick Bloom and Kalina Manova provide the first evidence on the importance of management practices for firm’s export performance. 
Nov 24 2015 | Posted In: Announcements
SCID is pleased to host the Pacific Conference for Development Economics (PacDev) on March 5, 2016.  Paper submissions are now being accepted through Wednesday, December 2, 2016.  
Nov 16 2015 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
Chandrasekhar’s findings will potentially help policymakers design development programs that take best possible advantage of village networks and sidestep obstacles to information sharing.
Nov 13 2015 | Posted In: Announcements
SCID is pleased to announce that three Stanford PhD students have been selected to receive Graduate Student Fellowships in international development.
Nov 11 2015 | Posted In: News
Stanford economist Michael Boskin says the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership should expand trade and increase growth in the U.S., though some businesses and workers may encounter stiffer competition from imported goods.
Nov 10 2015 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
SCID scholars are studying whether the Chinese model of moving up from low-value processes like electronics assembly to more profitable and technologically sophisticated operations represents a workable example for other countries.
Nov 3 2015 | Posted In: News
World Bank leader Jim Yong Kim urges Stanford students and faculty to continue their efforts to eliminate poverty and improve public health globally.
Oct 29 2015 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
Marcella Alsan has found her vocation as a physician/economist working at the intersection of global economics and health.
Oct 27 2015 | Posted In: News
Indian cities are bustling centers of business, yet poor sewerage networks, roads, and housing fail to meet the needs of rapidly swelling populations. India is home to nearly a fifth of the world’s population, so there much is at stake in getting urbanization right.
Oct 12 2015 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
Ran Abramitzky argues that relaxing immigration rules would reinforce a safety valve in developing countries that allows people with few options to seek better lives elsewhere.