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Mar 21 2018 | Posted In: Announcements
The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development is pleased to announce that five Stanford faculty members have been selected to receive funding for new research on topics relevant to global development and poverty:   Stephen Anderson, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Graduate School of... Read More
Mar 20 2018 | Posted In: In the News
A study by Center faculty affiliates Marshall Burke and David Lobell concluded that high-resolution satellite imagery could be used to make predictions of smallholder productivity about as accurately as traditional survey-based methods.
Feb 28 2018 | Posted In: Impact Stories, Student Profiles
The new Stanford course Data for Sustainable Development introduces Stanford students to new methods of using machine learning and satellite technology to inform anti-poverty programs.
Feb 23 2018 | Posted In: In the News
Stefano Ermon, a Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development faculty affiliate, is quoted in a Wired article about the xView Detection Challenge. $100,000 in prizes is being offered by the Pentagon for algorithms that can interpret high-resolution satellite images.
Feb 12 2018 | Posted In: Impact Stories
After nearly a decade, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom returns to find that a previous management intervention has had long-term impact on performance in trial textile firms.
Feb 9 2018 | Posted In: In the News
Since its launch, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development has engaged researchers, students and leaders from both the private and public sector to offer insights on some of the greatest challenges of global development.
Jan 22 2018 | Posted In: Announcements
Economist Sendhil Mullainathan spoke at the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development on January 16, 2018 about the varied ways in which machine learning technology could change the way we approach poverty alleviation policies. Citing examples that ranged from using cell phone data to... Read More
Dec 18 2017 | Posted In: Research Spotlights
New research by Grant Miller and Kim Singer Babiarz indicates that the availability of modern contraceptives alone can keep young girls in the classroom longer, likely because their parents develop greater expectations for their daughters’ long-term health outcomes and economic opportunities.
Dec 14 2017 | Posted In: Announcements
The French Development Agency (AFD) Research Department, the World Bank Development Research Group (DECRG), and the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development are jointly organizing the 11th International Conference on “Migration and Development” on July 5 and 6, 2018. The conference is... Read More
Dec 14 2017 | Posted In: In the News
Stanford Graduate School of Business professor and Center on Global Poverty and Development faculty affiliate Amit Seru was among a team that analyzed 200 years of patents from periods of historic innovation bursts to determine the social impact of epic spikes of inventing. They applied big data... Read More

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