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.

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Accessing Venture Capital in India

October 1999

A one-day conference organized by Shorenstein APARC brought together 110 distinguished participants from India, the United States, Israel, Taiwan, Europe, and Latin America.

Advancing Intellectual Property Rights: Information Technologies and the Course of Economic Development in China

March 1998

Reprint from NBR Analysis volume 7, number 4.

Benefits and Burdens: The Politically Dominated Economics of U.S. Alliances with Japan and Korea

April 1998

Alliances are organizations between or among independent entities that concert to produce “collective goods” for the mutual benefit of alliance members.

Catch Up: Why Poor Countries Are Becoming Richer, Democratic, Increasingly Peaceable, and Sometimes More Dangerous

August 1999

Why Poor Countries Are Becoming Richer, Democratic, Increasingly Peaceable, and Sometimes More Dangerous It is easy to be confused about the world’s prospect.

Changing Relations between Party, Military, and Government in North Korea and Their Impact on Policy Direction

July 1999

North Korea has recently exhibited some noteworthy changes. In September 1998 it amended its constitution to change the power structure and introduced a number of progressive clauses.

China: A Tortuous Path onto the World's Stage

December 1999

Reprint from Robert A. Pastor, ed., A Century's Journey: How the Great Powers Shaped the World (New York: Basic Books, 1999).

China's Foreign Economic Relations

May 1997

Differences That Make a Difference: Explaining Japan's Success

December 1995

"Reprint from Educational Policy, 1995.

Turning Points in the Korean Space-Economy: from the Developmental State to Intercity Competition, 1953-2000

October 2000

Territorial development processes and patterns in Korea from the 1950s have encountered four turning points.

Gain Without Pain: Why Economic Reform in China Worked

October 1998

Reprint from China's Political Economy (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. and Singapore UP Pte. Ltd., 1998).

Hospital Choice in Japan

September 1995

We use newly released data on Japanese hospitals to explore patients’ perceptions of hospital quality, the implications of these assessments for the structure of demand for hospital care, and the...

Japanese Entrepreneurship: Can the Silicon Valley Model Be Applied to Japan?

December 1999

Since 1992, the Japanese economy has been utterly stagnant, with signs of weak performance at every turn.

Peri-Urbanization in Chengdu, Western China: From "Third Line" to Market Dynamics

May 2000

Peri-urbanization in the Chengdu extended urban region is the subject of this discussion paper.

Korea's Economic Role in East Asia

October 1997

Part of the Walter H. Shorenstein Distinguished Lecture Series

Medical Ivory Towers and the High Cost of Health Care: A Comparison of Teaching Hospitals in the United States and Japan

January 1993

Adjusted Estimates of the United States-China Trade Balances: 1995-2002

May 2002

In a series of papers (Fung & Lau, 1996, 1998, 2001), we have argued that neither the U.S. nor the Chinese bilateral trade balance data are accurate.

Poverty Alleviation in Taiwan

September 1993

Proliferation and the U.S. Alliances in Northeast Asia

September 1997

This APARC discussion series clearly recognizes that the international and regional condi- tions of the post–Cold War era raise new and vexing questions about the future of the United States and...

Regime Characteristics of Japanese Industrial Policy

December 1986

Reprint from Japan's High Technology Industries, edited by Hugh Patrick (University of Washington Press, 1986).

Sankin Kotai: Institutionalized Trust as the Foundation for Economic Development in the Tokugawa Era

June 1997

Just as numerous scholars have delved into the interplay between markets and institutions in an attempt to explain the postwar economic miracle, this paper examines the relationship between markets...

Security and Economic Interdependence in Northeast Asia

May 1998

Published as part of the "America's Alliances with Japan and Korea in a Changing Northeast Asia" Research Project.

Surgical Volumes and Operating Room Efficiency in Stanford University and Tokyo University Hospitals

January 1996

One of the most persistent and important questions in international comparisons of health systems pertains to the wide divergence in costs between countries.

People

Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Portrait of Kiyoteru Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Scot Marciel Scot Marciel Visiting Scholar at APARC
shaikh Huma Shaikh Associate Director for Administration
Portrait of George Krompacky George Krompacky Publications Manager
kristen lee   aparc photo 3x4 Kristen Lee Executive Assistant to Professor Gi-Wook Shin