Health and Medicine

Health and Medicine

FSI’s researchers assess health and medicine through the lenses of economics, nutrition and politics. They’re studying and influencing public health policies of local and national governments and the roles that corporations and nongovernmental organizations play in providing health care around the world. Scholars look at how governance affects citizens’ health, how children’s health care access affects the aging process and how to improve children’s health in Guatemala and rural China. They want to know what it will take for people to cook more safely and breathe more easily in developing countries.

FSI professors investigate how lifestyles affect health. What good does gardening do for older Americans? What are the benefits of eating organic food or growing genetically modified rice in China? They study cost-effectiveness by examining programs like those aimed at preventing the spread of tuberculosis in Russian prisons. Policies that impact obesity and undernutrition are examined; as are the public health implications of limiting salt in processed foods and the role of smoking among men who work in Chinese factories. FSI health research looks at sweeping domestic policies like the Affordable Care Act and the role of foreign aid in affecting the price of HIV drugs in Africa.

Recent Events

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Do Programmatic Policies Always Win Votes?

March 11, 2021

About the Event: Do programmatic policies always yield electoral rewards?

Constraining Dictatorship

February 25, 2021

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: This book examines the creation and consequences of executive constraints in authoritarian regimes.

Making Hong Kong China

February 18, 2021

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event:  How can one of the world’s most free-wheeling cities transition from a vibrant global center of culture...

Visions into Violence: Reform, Sovereignty, and Conflict

February 11, 2021

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event:  In the modern world, political actors seek sovereignty not only to enjoy its considerable fruits, but to...

Fast Food, Urban Crises: A History

February 4, 2021

  About the Event:  In the wake of the racial unrest of 1968, the federal government  embarked on a series of social programs designed to  respond to the cries of Black communities demanding an end...

Global Implications of China's Belt and Road Initiative

January 28, 2021

About the Event:   In partnership with The Hoover Project on China's Global Sharp Power, Jonathan Hillman from the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Min Ye from Boston University,...

The January 25 Uprising at Ten: Incomplete Struggles and Evolving Trajectories in Egypt

January 24, 2021

ABSTRACT To mark the 10-year anniversary of Egypt’s January 25 Uprising and the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, this panel examines the trajectory of authoritarianism in the country over the past decade....

The Judicial Tug of War

January 21, 2021

About the Event:  Why have conservatives decried “activist judges”? And why have liberals - and America's powerful legal establishment - emphasized qualifications and experience over ideology?

Book Talk: Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order

January 19, 2021

Oxford University Press REGISTER HERE An assessment of Russia that suggests that we should look beyond traditional means of power to understand its strength and capacity to disrupt international...

Notes on Culture and Counterinsurgency

January 14, 2021

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the Event: Following the Allied invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S.

January 6th and the Crisis of American Democracy

January 8, 2021

  REGISTER HERE   Trump’s presidency has destabilized American democracy, culminating in the violent events at the United States Capitol while Congress certified the 2020 election results on...

The Unfinished Arab Spring Ten Years on: Where Are We Going?

January 4, 2021

ABSTRACT  This talk is based on the speakers’ recently published edited volume The Unfinished Arab Spring: Micro-Dynamics of Revolts between Change and Continuity.

The university and authoritarian resilience in Turkey

December 9, 2020

About the Event:  Increasing access to higher education is often seen as a threat to authoritarian regimes.

Strength in Numbers: How Women's Groups Close India's Political Gender Gap

November 30, 2020

About this Event: In India there persists a striking gender gap in political participation.

Building social cohesion through soccer in post-ISIS Iraq

November 19, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: Can intergroup contact build social cohesion after war?

New Ideas in Antitrust and the Tech Platforms

November 18, 2020

In October, the Justice Department sued Google for violating antitrust laws.These antitrust concerns are motivated by the potential economic harms caused by the tech giants’ monopoly positions, but...

Unfaithful Friends: Business in Authoritarian Asia

November 12, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About this Event:  This book offers a novel theory of the nuances in relationships between business and political elites in...

The Historic 2020 elections

November 5, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: On November 3, in the midst of a pandemic, America elects its next President.

Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment

October 29, 2020

* Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the event: Ahmet T.

Nostalgia and Populisms in Contemporary Tunisia

October 22, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the Event: How does the widespread frustration that often accompanies democratic transitions shape the political...

Welfare for Autocrats: Social Assistance in China

October 15, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: What are the costs of the Chinese regime's fixation on quelling dissent in the name of political order, or ...

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

October 13, 2020

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only.  The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are...

Public Policy and the 2020 Elections

October 8, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the Event:   As we enter the stretch run of the 2020 US election campaign, join us for an inside look at how public...

The Archive Question: Power and Statecraft in Saudi Arabia

October 7, 2020

ABSTRACT This talk is based on the speaker's recently released book Archive Wars The Politics of History in Saudi Arabia (Stanford University Press, 2020). The production of history is premised on...

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sgsb 0644 saumitra jhart web preview Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Research Affiliate at the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB Senior Fellow, SIEPR
Anat R. Admati Anat R. Admati Affiliated Faculty George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director of the GSB Corporations and Society Initiative , Professor by Courtesy, Department of Management Science and Engineering and Department of Economics
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Kathryn Stoner Headshot Kathryn Stoner Deputy Director, Senior Fellow Senior Fellow
avner greif Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
yff 2013 3281 med Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Fafchamps Photo Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Pascaline Dupas Headshot Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director, Stanford King Center on Global Development
Chonira Aturupane Headshot Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar, Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy
Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
krasner Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution