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The Emerging Role of Private Health Care Provision in China

December 2009

China continues to face great challenges in meeting the health needs of its large population.

Comparing Public and Private Hospitals in China: Evidence from Guangdong

December 2009

Government and private roles in health service delivery remain controversial in China, as in many countries.

Soft Budget Constraints in China: Evidence from the Guangdong Hospital Industry

December 2009

Using data from 276 general acute hospitals in the Pearl River Delta region of Guangdong Province from 2002 and 2004, we construct a preliminary metric of budget constraint softness.

Inpatient treatment of diabetic patients in Asia: evidence from India, China, Thailand and Malaysia

October 2009

Aims The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) has grown rapidly, but little is known about the drivers of inpatient spending in low- and middle-income countries.

Political Change in Japan: Electoral Behavior, Party Realignment, and the Koizumi Reforms

August 2009

In the early 1990s, Japanese reformers promised a political transformation: fewer pork-barrel projects, more accountability, and greater transparency. Have these promises been realized?

Does Your Health Care Depend on How Your Insurer Pays Providers? Variation in Utilization and Outcomes in Thailand

March 2009

Hospitals in Thailand operate in a multiple insurance payment environment.

Developing Commercial Health Insurance in China

December 2008

In late 2006, the Chinese government appointed a high-level inter-ministerial commission—composed of fourteen government agencies, co-chaired by the National Development and Reform Commission and...

Hospital Ownership and Quality of Care: What Explains the Different Results?

December 2008

This systematic review examines what factors explain the diversity of findings regarding hospital ownership and quality.

Pharmaceutical Policy in China

July 2008

Contradictory goals plague China’s pharmaceutical policy. The government wants to develop the domestic pharmaceutical industry and has used drug pricing to cross-subsidize public hospitals.

Fiscal Crisis in China's Townships: Causes and Consequences

December 2007

Observers often note the glaring contrast between China's stunning economic progress and stalled political reforms.

Village Elections, Public Goods Investments and Pork Barrel Politics, Chinese-style

January 2007

A key issue in political economy concerns the accountability that governance structures impose on public officials and how elections and representative democracy influences the allocation of public...

Vote of Confidence, A? Voting Protocol and Participation in China's Village Elections

January 2007

The goal of our paper is to provide an empirical basis for understanding progress (or stagnation) in the evolution of China's village committee elections.

Ownership and performance of health service organizations: Evidence from hospitals

December 2006

Health Care for One Billion: Experimenting with Incentives for the Supply of Health Care in Rural China

December 2006

Despite successful economic reforms over the past two decades, China's health care system for the nearly one billion people that live and work in rural areas is broken.

Elections, Fiscal Reform and Public Goods Provision in Rural China

December 2006

Public services provision in the developing world, including China, is crucial for rural development and poverty reduction.

Prospects Brighten for Long-term Peace in South Asia

April 2004

Ever since 1998, the year of India and Pakistan's nuclear tests, many commentators have argued that, in the absence of U.S.

Indonesia's Approaching Elections: A Year of Voting Dangerously?

January 2004

For this huge, sprawling nation in the throes of an ambiguous democratic transition, 2004 will be a year replete with unprecedented electoral tests.

Elite Opportunity in Transitional Economies

April 2003

Command economies gave Communist-era elites administrative control and material privilege but severely restricted money income and private wealth.

Health Care 2000: Do Health Care Markets Require a New Model? Proceedings of a Conference Held May 4-5, 2000 at Stanford University

May 2001

On May 4 and 5, 2000, health care leaders, professionals, and academics convened at the Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University for the Health Care Conference 2000.

Political Change in Taiwan: Implications for American Policy

October 2000

Transcript of an address given by Richard Bush, chairman of the board and managing director of the American Institute in Taiwan, on May 24, 2000.

Elections and Power: The Locus of Decision Making in Chinese Villages

June 2000

This article explores an important but neglected topic in the literature on democratization in East Asia: the international dimension of democratization.

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.

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...

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

January 1993