Investment

Scholarly Publications

Democracy and Economic Growth: Some Regularities

July 2013

Abstract: The paper summarizes and evaluates our current understanding of relations between democracy and economic growth and analyzes the mechanisms of the causality from democracy to growth....

Gurgaon and Faridabad - An Exercise in Contrasts

September 2009

There is a general sense that the legal system in India is inefficient.

Distribution of Highways Public Private Partnerships in India: Key Legal and Economic Determinants

September 2009

Private sector participation and private investment have become the mainstay of the Government of India's policy toward infrastructural development.

Other Publications

Bridging Regions, Strengthening Ties: The East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) in Malaysia

February 2019

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian nation strategically located along major regional trade routes.

The European Silk Road: Montenegro's Decision to Build a New Highway

December 2018

In this case, Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanović must decide whether to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Pacific Construction Group to build a highway between his country...

ProZorro - From a Volunteer Initiative to a Major State Reform

March 2018

This case examines the decision process of a team of volunteers that started a public procurement reform named ProZorro.

News

Egyptian visiting scholar examines political economy of the Arab world

March 2016

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is pleased to welcome Egyptian economist Samer Atallah as a visiting...

Where's Taiwan on the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

October 2015

With the announcement on Monday that an agreement has been reached on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the controversial trade accord is in the news all across Asia this week.

UCSB historian revisits Egypt's 1977 bread uprising [VIDEO]

April 2015

As part of the Arab Reform and Democracy Program's speaker series, UC Santa Barbara Historian Sherene Seikaly discusses her research on Egypt's 1977 bread intifada. A return to the historical...

Events

Taiwanese investment in China vis-a-vis the Chinese investment in Taiwan

March 12, 2018

Cross-Strait economic activities are no longer one-dimensional.

Taiwan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Re-appraisal

April 22, 2016

This half-day symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners to reconsider Taiwan's prospects for entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership in light of the conclusion of negotiations in...

The Sunflower Movement and the Future of Taiwan's Political Culture

October 13, 2015

Abstract Based on first-hand participant-observation, this talk will examine the culture, politics, and spatiality of the Sunflower Movement.

Projects

Leadership Academy for Development

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Rule of Law Program

Today, it is widely recognized that the absence of the rule of law constitutes a critical barrier to economic growth and democractic political development.
English

People

Jerry Kaplan Research Affiliate Lecturer, Strategic Director of CDDRL
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Vanessa Melo Research Staff, CDDRL