Recent Scholarly Publications

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Differences That Make a Difference: Explaining Japan's Success

December 1995

"Reprint from Educational Policy, 1995.

Principal-Agent Problems in Health Care: Evidence from Prescribing Patterns of Private Providers in Vietnam

December 2009

The principal-agent problem in health care asserts that providers, being imperfect agents for patients, will act to maximize their profits at the expense of the patients’ interests.

The Evolution of Local State Corporatism

July 1998

Zouping offers important general lessons for the study of China's rural transformation.

Enabling ICT for Rural India

September 2005

India, over the past decade, has become a test bed for innovations in information and communication technologies (ICT) serving the rural user. Various reasons explain this emergence.

India Arriving: How This Economic Powerhouse is Redefining Global Business

November 2007

Once the jewel in the crown of the formidable British Empire, India has been surrounded by myth for years.

The Party Elite and China's Trajectory of Change

September 2004

China's path of political and economic change has diverged sharply from the experience of virtually all other state socialist regimes.

The Role of Agriculture in China's Development: Past Failures, Present Successes and Future Challenges

January 2007

In a book assessing the development of China during the People's Republic era, it is of interest to know how well agriculture has performed and the role that it has played in the development...

Consumption of Dairy Products in Urban China

November 2006

Using urban survey data collected by the authors in 2001-2002, this paper analyzes demographics, cultural factors, and purchasing behaviors influencing the consumption of fresh milk, yogurt, ice...

Reconciling Rates of Return to Education in Rural China

January 2006

Previous studies have found that the returns to education in rural China are far lower than estimates for market economies.

Clashing Inspirations: Presumptive Universals and the Cult of Local Knowledge

February 2004

This keynote address was delivered at the Graduate Student Research Conference "Asia Pacific: Local Knowledge versus Western Theory," hosted by the Institute of Asian Research and the Centre for...

Politics and Life Changes in a State Socialist Regime: Dual Career Paths into the Urban Chinese Elite, 1949 to 1996

April 2000

Recent research on career mobility under communism suggests that party membership and education may have had different effects in administrative and professional careers.

Career Advancement as Party Patronage: Sponsored Mobility into the Chinese Administrative Elite, 1949-1996

March 2001

Core features of mobility regimes are obscured by models common in comparative research. Party patronage in China is apparent only in the timing of career events.

Longevity, Capital Formation and Economic Development

July 2010

Many researchers have concluded that longer life expectancies prompt increased investment in education, as a prolonged labor supply raises the rate of return on education.

Understanding the Expansion and Quality of Engineering Education in India (draft)

December 2010

This is a study of higher education and quality in one of the world's largestdeveloping economies: India.

Patient Preferences, Concerns, and Satisfaction with Providers before the Chinese Urban Health System Reform: A Social Groups Analysis

September 2010

Many Chinese express dissatisfaction with their healthcare system with the popular phrase Kan bing nan, kan bing gui (“medical treatment is difficult to access and expensive”).

The Effect of Coresidence with an Adult Child on Depressive Symptoms among Older Widowed Women in South Korea: An Instrumental Variable Estimation

November 2010

The objective of this paper is to estimate the causal effect of coresidence with an adult child on depressive symptoms among older widowed women in South Korea.

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.

The Changing Governance of Higher Education in India

December 2011

In this paper, Martin Carnoy and Rafiq Dossani ask how the governance and objectives of Indian higher education have evolved, and whether changes in governance are consistent with changes in the...

Global Implications of China's Challenges – Part I

January 2012

For the past two decades China has been a poster child of successful globalization, integrating with the world and in the process lifting millions of citizens out of poverty.

Educational Disparities in Quality of Diabetes Care in a Universal Health Insurance System: Evidence from the 2005 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

August 2011

Objective To investigate educational disparities in the care process and health outcomes among patients with diabetes in the context of South Korea's universal health insurance system.

Content Analysis of Primary and Secondary School Textbooks Regarding Malaria Control: A Multi-Country Study

May 2012

In tropical settings, malaria education at school is potentially useful, but textbook content related to malaria education has so far received little attention.

Exposure to violence in relation to depressive symptoms among male and female adolescent students in Cambodia

July 2012

Purpose: In spite of the apparent increases in family and community violence, research into its effects on adolescent mental health has received limited attention in Cambodia.

Children of China's Future

March 2012

As China's economy grows so does the prevalence of social inequality.

Contracting with Private Providers for Primary Care Services: Evidence from Urban China

January 2013

Controversy surrounds the role of the private sector in health service delivery, including primary care and population health services.


Photo of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Photo of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
shaikh Huma Shaikh Associate Director for Administration
kristen lee   aparc photo 3x4 Kristen Lee Executive Assistant to Professor Gi-Wook Shin
Portrait of George Krompacky George Krompacky Publications Manager