Poverty

Scholarly Publications

The (Too-Low but) Rising Quality of Democracy in Brazil and Chile

December 2003

There is a reading of democracy in both these countries that is not optimistic.

On Democratic Equality

December 2003

Equality points to one of the critical dimensions along which the quality of democracy varies.

How democracy affects growth

December 2001

This paper introduces a new methodology to examine the empirical relationshipbetween democracy and economic growth.

Other Publications

A Man for All Seasons: A New, More Flexible George W. Bush?

September 2002

President George W.

Prospects for Democratic Development in Africa

December 1997

Although Africa has been one of the least democratic regions of the world, it has been experiencing widespread pressures for democratic change since 1990.

Serious Business: Diminishing the Size of the Informal Sector in Medellin, Colombia

April 2015

The new mayor of Medellin, Sergio Fajardo, arrived to office in 2004 pledging to remake the social contract between society and the state.

News

Twenty-seven Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development announced for 2007

May 2007

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce its new class of Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development.

Former President of Mexico sees positive economic, social growth for Latin America

March 2008

Addressing a packed auditorium on March 5, Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, spoke with intensity about Latin America's prospects for both social welfare and economic well-being in the...

Former president of Mexico to give public lecture March 5

February 2008

Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, will give a talk at Stanford titled "Economic Growth, Poverty and Democracy in Latin America--A President's Perspective" from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Events

The Contested Transnational Field of Corporate Citizenship: Implications for Sovereignty, Development, Democracy and the Rule of Law

March 23, 2004

(Abstract from paper) Sociological theorizing and research on the relationship between inequality and corruption is surprisingly rare given the discipline’s long-standing focus on the correlations...

A Panel Discussion: The Struggle across the Taiwan Strait: The Divided China Problem

January 18, 2007

This is a special event within the CDDRL Taiwan Democracy Program.

Randomization and Foreign Assistance

March 2, 2007

Abhijit Banerjee is the Ford Foundation Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, director of the Poverty Action Lab, and past president of the...

Projects

Program on Economic Performance

Nearly half the world's population - some 2.8 billion people - lives on less than two dollars per day. The gap between the rich and the poor is vast.
English

Program on Poverty and Governance

The Program on Poverty and Governance at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law seeks to understand how effective public action and good governance are essential to...
English

Clientelism and Distortion of Anti-Poverty Policies

One of the greatest challenges for development is to sort out political incentives that adversely affect poverty-relief targeting.
English

Multimedia

Alma Garcia, Cauce Ciudadano (Citizen Channel)

June 2015

Please note that this talk is in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Alma Garcia was born in Mexico City on April 12, 1982.

Claudia Domínguez, Jóvenes con Porvenir

June 2015

Please note that this talk is in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 To view a PDF version of the presentation, please visit: ---------- Claudia Domínguez...

Beatriz Magaloni (on behalf of Ana Laura Magaloni, Center for Economic Research and Teaching, Mexico)

June 2015

This speech was given by Beatriz Magaloni on behalf of Ana Laura Magaloni and is presented in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio: Beatriz...

People

Gustavo Robles Research Scholar, CDDRL
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, FSE Visiting Scholar, FSE
Cesángari López Martínez Research Staff, CDDRL