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Manufacturing in California: What Lies Ahead

January 4, 2017

Many observers have written off U.S. manufacturing, and manufacturing in California in particular.

Taiwan’s China Dilemma: Contested Identities and Multiple Interests in Taiwan’s Cross-Strait Economic Policy

September 16, 2016

This talk will be based on Professor Lin's new book, Taiwan's China Dilemma: Contested Identities and Multiple Interests in Taiwan's Cross-Strait Economic Policy, Stanford University Press (2016). ...

The January Taiwan Elections and the Implications for Cross-Strait Relations

March 1, 2016

Abstract Taiwan’s domestic politics, particularly presidential elections, has been the main driver of the island’s relations with China for two decades.

The ABCD Framework of K-Strategy: The Secret to Korea's Success

May 7, 2014

Economists and business scholars have long tried to construct theoretical models that can explain economic growth and development in emerging economies, but Western models have not always been...

The U.S. Rebalance to the Indo-Pacific: Understanding the Australia Pivot Point

April 15, 2014

In the next 20 years, the middle class in Asia is projected to swell from 600 million to 3.2 billion.  If managed successfully, this could not merely be the single largest reduction in poverty in...

The Two Chinese Models of Development

March 13, 2014

SCID and SCP present a special seminar with Professor Xiaonian Xu The Chinese economy has grown so fast and for so long. But the “miracle” has started fading in recent years.  Why?  Prof.

Domestic Politics and the U.S.-South Korean Alliance: Historical Perspectives and Lessons

March 4, 2014

As in the United States, over the decades Korean domestic politics developed in dynamic ways that helped to shape the country’s foreign policy. In particular, Korea-U.S.

Financial Reform: Implications for China’s State-Owned Enterprises

February 25, 2014

Financial reform is one of the key priorities identified at the Third Plenum in November while state-owned enterprises got little mention.  But will financial reform possibly lead to a fundamental...

Abenomics: Evaluation of the First Year

February 7, 2014

A year has passed since the Japanese government embarked on the new economic policy package called “Abenomics” with three “arrows”: aggressive monetary easing, flexible fiscal policy, and a growth...

Educational Tracking, Residential Sorting, and Intergenerational Economic Mobility: Evidence from South Korea

January 24, 2014

Abstract: I examine how the shift from an exam to a district based high school assignment rule impacts intergenerational mobility and residential inequality.

Industrial Convergence Policies in Korea

January 17, 2014

Korea is one of the leading countries in technology-driven global markets for semiconductors, HDTVs, and mobile phones; and in shipbuilding industry, but Korea has already faced challenges in its...

Why Do Parents Abort Girls? Patrilocality and Its Historical Origin

January 15, 2014

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for International Development Recent scholarship has documented an alarming increase in the sex ratio at birth in parts of East Asia, South Asia and the Caucuses...

Is a New Round of Economic Reform Kicking Off in China? The Aftermath of the Third Plenum

January 10, 2014

At the November 2013 Third Plenum, China’s leaders committed to an ambitious program of economic reform.  Now their challenge is to convert those commitments into a realistic and sustained program...

Does Decentralization Lessen or Worsen Poverty? Evidence from Post-‘Big Bang’ Indonesia

December 12, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for International Development Under what conditions is decentralization most likely to foster development and reduce poverty?  Plausible answers include:  a...

Toward a More Open Japan? TPP, RCEP, and Abenomics

November 13, 2013

Prime Minister Abe's economic policy, called Abenomics, places policies to open up Japan as a key component.  The government argues that reducing the barriers for international trade and capital...

Achieving Sustainable Peace on the Korean Peninsula

November 8, 2013

Koret Distinguished Lecture Series: Lecture I This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement but the situation on the Korean peninsula remains tense and uncertain.

The Political Economy of Engagement: The North Korean Case

October 21, 2013

We have ample examples of efforts to “engage” adversaries, from Willy Brandt’s Ostpolitik to Kissinger’s conception of détente and Kim Dae Jung’s Sunshine policy.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Taiwan's Future Development Strategy

October 11, 2013

Abstract: On October 11 and 12th, the Democracy in Taiwan Project at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, in cooperation with the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center,...

Welfarenomics: The Road to a Sustainable Capitalism and Welfare State

October 4, 2013

Neo-liberalism, which became a dominant ideology in policy-making in many countries from the early 1980's, is now blamed for worsening inequality and the 2008 world financial crisis. As the...

The U.S. "Pivot to Asia": Where We Are, and How Asians Have Responded

September 10, 2013

Michael Armacost recently delivered remarks at the the Commonwealth Club, discussing aspects of the Obama administration's so-called Asia Pivot and the response from Asia.

The Tenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

June 28, 2013

In this tenth session of the Strategic Forum, former senior American and South Korean government officials and other leading experts will discuss current developments in the Korean Peninsula and...

Research Presentations (3 of 5) - Fukuda, He, Morigaki and Takeda

May 29, 2013

** We are currently experiencing some problems with our online RSVP system.  If you have any difficulty registering for this event, please send an email directly to the organizer, Denise Masumoto,...

Research Presentations (2 of 5) - Osumi, Sakurai, Xie

May 23, 2013

** We are currently experiencing some problems with our online RSVP system.  If you have any difficulty registering for this event, please send an email directly to the organizer, Denise Masumoto,...

The Impact of Migration on the Sending Country: Evidence from the Philippines

May 9, 2013

More than 215 million people—approximately 3% of the world’s population—now live outside their country of birth (United Nations, 2009).