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

Elective and Isolated Carotid Endarterectomy: Health Disparities in Utilization and Outcomes, but not Readmission

May 2007

Background: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has been shown to decrease future ischemic stroke risk in selected patients.

Who Shall Live? Health, Economics, and Social Choice

December 1998

In this classic book, Professor Victor Fuchs draws on his deep understanding of the strengths and limitations of economics and his intimate knowledge of health care institutions to help readers...

Economics, Values, and Health Care Reform

March 1996

Other Publications

Impact of Public Policy on California County Hospitals, The

December 1991

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, summer 2004

July 2004

This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter covers news and developments from the spring 2004 quarter.

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, fall 2005 issue

October 2005

This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter, which covers news from the summer 2005 quarter, includes articles about: our new core faculty member Grant Miller, a Harvard-trained health economist...

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.

Events

Children in Crisis Project

April 7, 2011

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

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.

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.

Projects

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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Increasing Physical Activity Among the Elderly: A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Pedometers

This study was the first to synthesize quantitatively the literature on the effectiveness of pedometers to change physical activity and health outcomes among the elderly.  Preliminary results were...
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Age, Affect Valuation, and Health-Related Decision-Making

What accounts for differences in "ideal affect," or the affective states that people value and ideally want to feel?
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People

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Jessie Brunner Stanford Health Policy Jessie Brunner Director of Strategic Partnerships, Human Trafficking Data Lab
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