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Jul 24 2017 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
An international survey analyzing cognitive and workplace skills shows that work skills are particularly important for adaptation to economic change.
May 17 2017 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
Stephen Haber looks at finance, innovation, and climate and geography to explain why only some countries become rich and democratic.
Apr 24 2017 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
This information vacuum is a reason why low-income countries with democratic elections struggle.
Mar 30 2017 | Posted In: Featured Scholars
Nick Bloom provides insights into intractable mysteries in international economics as they relate to management practices and their impact on business innovation and worker productivity.
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.
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 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.
Nov 1 2016 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
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.
Sep 29 2016 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
Why is malnutrition in central India so high and so persistent despite rising incomes? Anjini Kochar shows that cropping choices largely influence nutrition because of households’ savings choices.

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