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Scott Rozelle

Director of the Rural Education Action Project, Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University

Scott Rozelle holds the Helen Farnsworth Endowed Professorship at Stanford University and is the director of the Rural Education Action Project (REAP) at the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) for International Studies at Stanford University. He is a Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) senior fellow. For the past 30 years, he has worked on the economics of poverty reduction. Currently, his work on poverty has its full focus on issues of rural health, nutrition, and education. In pursuit of this work, Rozelle has published more than 400 academic papers, most of them collaboratively with his students and Chinese colleagues. Rozelle has been the chair of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (now based at Peking University) for the past 20 years. In recognition of this work, he has received numerous honors and awards. He became a Yangtse Scholar in Renmin University of China in 2008. In the same year he was also honored with the Friendship Award by Premiere Wen Jiabao, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a foreigner. And in 2019 he was named as one of the top collaborating foreign scientists that contributed to the development of the People's Republic of China's economy and social development over the previous 70 years.