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

Real Putin, The

July 2003

Who is Vladimir Putin?

Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor

June 2003

Oil Boom: Peril or Opportunity?

News

Peter Blair Henry Joins the Hoover Institution and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

March 2022

A former senior fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Henry is reprising his roles at FSI and the Hoover Institution to continue his groundbreaking research on economic...

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.

Old Events

The Social Origins of Egypt's Failed Market Making

May 28, 2020

This event is co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Institute ABSTRACTThis talk is based on the speaker's new book Cleft Capitalism: The Social Origins of Failed Market Making in Egypt (Stanford...

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.
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People

Marcel Fafchamps Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
jerry kaplan headshot 7 Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Michael Bennon Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative