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International Development

International Development

FSI researchers consider international development from a variety of angles. They analyze ideas such as how public action and good governance are cornerstones of economic prosperity in Mexico and how investments in high school education will improve China’s economy.

They are looking at novel technological interventions to improve rural livelihoods, like the development implications of solar power-generated crop growing in Northern Benin.

FSI academics also assess which political processes yield better access to public services, particularly in developing countries. With a focus on health care, researchers have studied the political incentives to embrace UNICEF’s child survival efforts and how a well-run anti-alcohol policy in Russia affected mortality rates.

FSI’s work on international development also includes training the next generation of leaders through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

Scholarly Publications

Frequency of HIV Screening in the Veterans Health Administrations: Implications for Early Diagnosis of HIV Infection

December 2008

We evaluated the frequency of HIV testing across the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest provider of HIV care in the United States.

Can Technology Assessment Control Health Spending?

December 1994

Because medical technology is the most important controllable component of health spending growth, the success of strategies for limiting spending growth depends upon their impact on technology...

Other Publications

Costs and Control of Antibiotic Resistance

December 1982

Medical Costs in Worker's Compensation Insurance

December 1995

Design of a Prospective Economic Evaluation for a Tri-National Clinical Trial in HIV Patients (OPTIMA)

December 2003

News

Researchers call for policy, aid and innovation to help world’s poorest

April 2012

Bill Gates spoke to a Stanford audience about the importance of foreign aid and product innovation in the fight against chronic hunger, poverty and disease in the developing world.

Treating men at high risk for HIV makes economic sense, says Stanford study

April 2012

Eran Bendavid says the results of his work are a departure from a previous study.

Events

Aging: Biology, Disease and Economics

March 13, 2001

Approximately 13 speakers will be presenting throughout the day. For a detailed schedule please contact Robin Holbrook, 650-723-6270

Why the United States Spends So Much More on Health Care than Other Countries: Economic, Institutional and Political Perspectives

June 5, 2014

Abstract: The United States spends over 17 percent of GDP on health care; the next six highest countries spend over 11 percent.

Projects

Elder-care, Gender, and Son Preference: The Role of Cultural Transmission and Diffusion During the Process of Rural-urban Migration in China

A research report, “A survey of rural-urban migrants in Shenzhen, China”, based on findings from this project, was submitted to the Shenzhen government in December of 2005.  Since then, the Santa...
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Risk Taking and Financial Decision Making in Older Adults

Given that many decisions (such as choosing a stock in which to invest) involve high level cognitive processing, performance deficits in older adults may result from cognitive decline, but...
English

Causes and Consequences of Indoor Air Pollution: An Experimental Investigation in Bangladesh

Project background:The leading killer of children worldwide in 2004 was acute respiratory infections, accounting for 22 percent of all communicable child deaths.
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People

Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Stefanos A. Zenios Professor, Operations, Information and Technology, Professor, Health Care Management
Victor R. Fuchs Professor, Economics, Emeritus
Daniel P. Kessler Professor, Law, Professor, Political Economy
W. Richard Scott Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Kathryn M. McDonald Executive Director, CHP/PCOR, Senior Scholar, CHP/PCOR
Tess Ryckman Pre-doctoral Student, SHP
David Hopkins Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR