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Economic Affairs

Scholarly Publications

Can Hearts and Minds Be Bought? The Economics of Counterinsurgency in Iraq

October 2011

Abstract: We develop and test an economic theory of insurgency motivated by the informal literature and by recent military doctrine.

The Key Role of the Back-end in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

January 2010

This two-volume special issue of Daedalus highlights the challenges associatedwith the global expansion of nuclear power.

Can Development Aid Contribute to Social Cohesion after Civil War? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Post-Conflict Liberia

May 2009

Civil war is very common in the developing world, with harmful welfare effects when it occurs.

Other Publications

North Korea's new course

December 2011

The legacy of the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung's decision in the early 1990s to pursue a strategic partnership with the United States has run its course.

Weak Ties: U.S.-India Economic Relations

November 2010

Despite the fact that India's economy is booming with 8% annual growth, a large english-speaking population and a strong talent base, economic ties between New Delhi and Washington remain weak....

“Re: Some Nukes”, a letter in response to Hendrik Hertzberg’s article of March 22, 2010

April 2010

Hendrik Hertzberg writes that the end of the Cold War and the coming of global warming have brought about increased support for nuclear power, even among some environmentalists (The Talk of the...

News

Stanford experts offer insight on China's stock market dive

July 2015

China's tight control over its economy is one reason why it is facing an economic slowdown of global implications, Stanford scholars say.China's stock market fall is now in its third week, and...

Stanford conference promotes new thinking on migration and integration

September 2013

Academics from American, European and Asian universities came together at Stanford University on September 19th and 20th to present their research on the large-scale movements of people, and engage...

Funding research in the world's poorest places

February 2013

FSI's Global Underdevelopment Action Fund fuels interdisciplinary work across Stanford and helps put researchers in the field where they're trying to solve some of the world's toughest problems.

Events

Information, Ethnic Voting and Accountability: Evidence from Sierra Leone

April 23, 2013

It is often lamented that weak accountability and poor governance impede economic development in Africa.

Why Rebels Return: The Micro-Foundations of Surrender in Civil War

February 28, 2013

Dr. Joseph Felter joined CISAC as a senior research scholar in September, 2011.

The Problem of Emergence

February 7, 2013

Walter W. Powell is Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology, Organizational Behavior, Management Science and Engineering, Communication, and Public Policy at Stanford University.

Multimedia

Why France and the European Union Still Matter for the United States

February 2015

Is Europe "elderly and haggard", and could France become "the crucible of  Europe" (Jan.