Recent Scholarly Publications

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Traditional Governance, Citizen Engagement and Local Public Goods: Evidence from Mexico

December 2013

We study the governance of public good provision in poor communities in Oaxaca, Mexico.

History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia: Divided Memories

December 2011

Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy.

Political Liberalization in the Persian Gulf

September 2009

The countries of the Persian (or Arab) Gulf produce about thirty percent of the planet's oil and keep around fifty-five percent of its reserves underground.

Foreword, "The Impact of Comparative Education Research on Institutional Theory"

December 2006

This volume of International Perspectives on Education and Society explores how educational research from a comparative perspective has been instrumental in broadening and testing hypotheses from...

Worldwide Expansion and Change in the University

December 2006

All over the world new ideas and models emerge on how to organize the higher education sector and its institutions.

Student Achievement and National Economic Growth

August 2006

Educational policy around the world has increasingly focused on improving aggregate student achievement as a means to increase economic growth.

Higher Education as an Institution

May 2006

The university is a very highly institutionalized social form, in a global frame developed over many centuries.

From Citizen to Person? Rethinking Education as Incorporation

April 2006

Comparative educational research has influenced the development of the world society perspective as surely as the world society perspective has shaped research directions in comparative education....

Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq

December 2005

In the fall of 2003, Stanford professor Larry Diamond received a call from Condoleezza Rice, asking if he would spend several months in Baghdad as an adviser to the American occupation authorities....

World-Wide Expansion of Higher Education in the Twentieth Century, The

December 2005

The authors examine the global expansion of higher educational enrollments over the 20th century. Rates of growth accelerated in virtually all countries after 1960.

AIDS, Reversal of the Demographic Transition and Economic Development: Evidence from Africa

September 2005

This paper presents empirical evidence on a specific mechanism through which demographic transition affects economic growth.

Health and Economic Growth: Reconciling the Micro and Macro Evidence

February 2005

We compare the estimated effects of health in a macroeconomic production function model of economic growth with the effects that are found using calibration based on wage regressions.

Chronic Disease Burden and the Interaction of Education, Fertility and Growth

January 2005

This study provides new evidence on the appropriate model of the economic and demographic transition. The episode analyzed is the eradication of hookworm disease in the American South (c. 1910).

Perspective Paper on Financial Instability

December 2004

A unique publication exploring the opportunities for addressing ten of the most serious challenges facing the world today: Climate Change, Communicable Diseases, Conflicts, Education, Financial...

Standardizing and Globalizing the Nation-State

November 2004

In the course of comparative research and consulting work, one comes across many examples of local policies and preferences that clearly reflect worldwide fashions.

Human Rights and Citizenship: The Emergence of Human Rights Education

August 2004

A recurring theme in the sociology of education is that schooling produces citizenship or a sense of membership in the nation-state.

Moving Up Out of Poverty: What Does Democracy Have to Do With It?

August 2004

Morally and analytically, there is no more vexing phenomenon than the persistence of mass poverty.

Preface, "Stability and Change in American Education"

December 2003

Robert Dreeben is one of the most widely read and influential sociologists of education of the past half-century and the author of several important books, one of which (the 1968 classic On What Is...

On Democratic Equality

December 2003

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

Globalization and the Expansion and Standardization of Management

December 2002

Recent decades have witnessed a dramatic expansion of management education and practice.

Promoting Democratic Governance

December 2002

For the past several decades, the conventional - and, until recently, the predominant - perspective on development in the international donor community has been that countries are poor because they...

Reflections: The Worldwide Commitment to Educational Equality

December 2001

The principal focus of the articles in this issue, paralleling the field of the sociology of education in general, is on educational inequality conceived in particular ways.

How democracy affects growth

December 2001

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

Reflections on Education as Transcendence

December 2000

For almost two centuries, Americans expected that their public schools would cultivate the personal, moral, and social development of individual students, create citizens, and bind diverse groups...


Pascaline Dupas Headshot Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director, Stanford King Center on Global Development
Yulia Bezvershenko Headshot Yulia Bezvershenko UELP Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
dinsha headshot Dinsha Mistree Research Affiliate, CDDRL
carnoy Martin Carnoy Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Professor, Education
Aytuğ Pic Aytuğ Şaşmaz Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Carlos Schmidt-Padilla Carlos Schmidt-Padilla Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Impact Labs (SIL), affiliated with PovGov at CDDRL
Mira Foster Mira Foster Director of Education, The World House Project
Byrne Pic Belinda Byrne Program Manager, CDDRL