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Nov 20 2017 | Posted In: Student Profiles
By Veronica Marian Many Stanford undergraduates travel during their summer vacations. But for some, their travels are more about work than leisure. Rhea Karuturi and Daniel Crisóstomo Wainstock spent ten weeks during their summer vacation conducting field research in India and Côte d’Ivoire through... Read More
Sep 21 2017 | Posted In: Student Profiles
Caroline Abadeer, a Stanford graduate student in political science, examines urban housing policy in North Africa.
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.
Sep 1 2017 | Posted In: Meet the Researchers
In a world where the mercury is rising, Marshall Burke examines how warming temperatures will affect global output.
Aug 25 2017 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
A new study by Center 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.
Aug 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.
Aug 20 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.
Aug 18 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.
Aug 16 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.
Aug 8 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. 
Aug 5 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.
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.

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