Governance

Governance

FSI's research on the origins, character and consequences of government institutions spans continents and academic disciplines. The institute’s senior fellows and their colleagues across Stanford examine the principles of public administration and implementation. Their work focuses on how maternal health care is delivered in rural China, how public action can create wealth and eliminate poverty, and why U.S. immigration reform keeps stalling. 

FSI’s work includes comparative studies of how institutions help resolve policy and societal issues. Scholars aim to clearly define and make sense of the rule of law, examining how it is invoked and applied around the world. 

FSI researchers also investigate government services – trying to understand and measure how they work, whom they serve and how good they are. They assess energy services aimed at helping the poorest people around the world and explore public opinion on torture policies. The Children in Crisis project addresses how child health interventions interact with political reform. Specific research on governance, organizations and security capitalizes on FSI's longstanding interests and looks at how governance and organizational issues affect a nation’s ability to address security and international cooperation.

Scholarly Publications

Hepatitis C Treatment in Prisons — Incarcerated People’s Uncertain Right to Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy

August 2020

In a recent perspective published by the New England Journal of Medicine(NEJM), Stanford Law student Alexandra Daniels analyzed a growing body of federal litigation brought by prisoners with the...

Ethics and Governance for Digital Disease Surveillance

May 2020

Digital epidemiology—the use of data generated outside the public health system for disease surveillance—has been in use for more than a quarter century [see supplementary materials (SM)].

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally — The U.S. Response to Covid-19

May 2020

Covid-19 has exposed major weaknesses in the United States’ federalist system of public health governance, which divides powers among the federal, state, and local governments.

Other Publications

The Dedicated VAT Solution

August 2010

The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, co-chaired by former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles and former Republican Senate Whip AlanSimpson, faces two over...

When Tight Blood Pressure Control is not for Everyone: A New Model for Performance Measurement in Hypertension

April 2010

Background: Many patients with hypertension have legitimate reasons to forego standard blood pressure targets yet are nonetheless included in performance measurement systems.

Recommendations for Modeling Disaster Responses in Public Health and Medicine: A Position Paper of the Society for Medical Decision Making

July 2009

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News

Research Looks at Policy Fix for Hepatitis C Infections in Prisons

August 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the 8th Amendment of the Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, to guarantee prisoners a minimum basic level of health care. Yet even...

Federalism Meets the COVID-19 Pandemic: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

April 2020

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed major weaknesses in the federalist system of public health governance, which divides powers among the federal, state and local governments, argues...

Karen Eggleston Examines China’s Looming Demographic Crisis, in Fateful Decisions

February 2020

China has tremendous resources, both human and financial, but it may now be facing a perfect storm of challenges.

Events

Health Policy through 2020: The ACA, Payment Reform and Global Challenges

August 29, 2016

This event has reached capacity. Please join us to watch the live-stream at this link. The symposium will focus on the key questions that impact health through the year 2020.

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.

Children in Crisis Project

April 7, 2011

Paul Wise is a clinical professor of pediatrics and a CHP/PCOR core faculty member.

Projects

Health Implication of Urbanization, Migration and Obesity in India

September 2020

Urbanization and obesity-related chronic diseases are cited as threats to the future health of India's older citizens.
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Care Coordination Measures Project

This project focuses on identifying, evaluating, and developing measures of care coordination activities.
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Health Care Payment Reform

May 2009

Organized by Stanford Health Policy Director Alan Garber, the Payment Reform Project brings together a group of economists and researchers interested in creating and studying novel approaches to...
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People

fuchs Victor R. Fuchs Professor, Economics, Emeritus
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