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Stanford Center for International Development (SCID)

The Stanford Center for International Development (SCID) seeks to advance understanding of economic growth and development in low-income countries and help build public policies that make a real difference in people’s lives. SCID researchers, including Stanford faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars, have a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and conduct studies in areas ranging from education and health, labor and migration, and trade and finance. Africa, China, and India are areas of special focus. SCID scholars explore such questions as the causes of economic growth in developing economies, the effect of international trade on economic wellbeing around the world, the impact of the international financial system on global and regional economies, and the role of investments in education, health care, and infrastructure.

The China Program’s research probes such subjects as financial management, private enterprise development, management quality, and pension reform in the world’s second-biggest economy. The program’s work is influential among Chinese decisionmakers and has made SIEPR an important destination for experts from Chinese academic institutions, government agencies, and think tanks.

SCID’s India Program is a focal point for development policy work and economic research on one of the world’s leading emerging economies. Program researchers investigate management practices and such policy issues as telecommunications reform, infrastructure development, education, health, and microfinance. The India Program has forged strong ties with top Indian policymakers and academic institutions.

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Senior Fellow and Steering Committee Member @ Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) , SCID Director @ Stanford Center for International Development (SCID) , Associate Professor of Medicine @ Stanford University School of Medicine , Senior Fellow @ Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)

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