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Sep 25 2017 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
In light of burgeoning international trade, Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development Faculty Affiliate Nick Bloom provides the first evidence on the importance of management practices for firm’s export performance. 
Sep 25 2017 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development 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.
Sep 22 2017 | 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.
Sep 21 2017 | Posted In: Student Profiles
Caroline Abadeer, a Stanford graduate student in political science, examines urban housing policy in North Africa.
Sep 21 2017 | Posted In: 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.
Sep 21 2017 | Posted In: Meet the Researchers
Pollution is often accepted as an unavoidable cost of China's industrial and economic boom. But the James Liang Director of the China Program Hongbin Li is proving that trade-off is shaving years from people’s lives.
Sep 20 2017 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
Accurate and reliable information on the location of impoverished areas is surprisingly lacking for much of the world. Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development Faculty Affiliate Marshall Burke is working to change that.
Sep 14 2017 | Posted In: Meet the Researchers
In a world where the mercury is rising, Marshall Burke examines how warming temperatures will affect global output.
Sep 5 2017 | Posted In: Meet the Researchers
Helping guide transformation of the global palm oil sector by developing strategies to sustain industry growth while enhancing rural incomes, alleviating poverty, and reducing tropical deforestation.
Jul 24 2017 | Posted In: Research Spotlights, SCID News
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: Meet the Researchers, SCID News
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: Meet the Researchers, SCID News
This information vacuum is a reason why low-income countries with democratic elections struggle.

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