International Development

International Development

FSI researchers consider international development from a variety of angles. They analyze ideas such as how public action and good governance are cornerstones of economic prosperity in Mexico and how investments in high school education will improve China’s economy.

They are looking at novel technological interventions to improve rural livelihoods, like the development implications of solar power-generated crop growing in Northern Benin.

FSI academics also assess which political processes yield better access to public services, particularly in developing countries. With a focus on health care, researchers have studied the political incentives to embrace UNICEF’s child survival efforts and how a well-run anti-alcohol policy in Russia affected mortality rates.

FSI’s work on international development also includes training the next generation of leaders through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

Scholarly Publications

The Political Economy of Successful Reform: Asian Stratagems

June 2008

Major economic reforms are often politically difficult, causing pain to voters and provoking unrest. They may be opposed by politicians with short time horizons.

Early-Stage Valuation in the Biotechnology Industry

February 2008

Biotechnology (or biotech) has impacted almost every aspect of human life.

Decision Factors Affecting Semiconductor Industry Location and the Regional Advantages of Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

January 2008

The objective of this paper is to pinpoint the key determining factors that managers in multinational semiconductor firms use to decide upon a location to expand their business.


APARC Says Farewell to 2017-2018 Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows

June 2018

  On May 24, Shorenstein APARC hosted the final three research presentations by this year’s Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows.

Corporate Affiliates Program welcomes 2015-16 fellows

September 2015

As the new academic year gets underway, the Walter H.

International banking standards in the US, Japan, and the EU

March 2013

Based on research conducted at Stanford, a working paper by Minoru Aosaki explores economic impacts and policy challenges related to Basel III, the new international standard of banking regulation,...

Old Events

Research Presentations (session 4 of 5) - Fukuda, Huang, Muramatsu and Yang

April 6, 2016

In this session of the Corporate Affiliates Research Presentations, the following will be presented:Wataru Fukuda, Shizuoka Prefectural Government, "Software Solutions of Tourism Promotion"In his...

Research Presentations - Liu, Uruga, Wang and Yanada

May 9, 2014

In this session of the Shorenstein APARC Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows Research Presentations, the following will be presented: Guangmu Liu, "International Strategy of Drilling Enterprise of...