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FSI researchers work to understand continuity and change in societies as they confront their problems and opportunities. This includes the implications of migration and human trafficking. What happens to a society when young girls exit the sex trade? How do groups moving between locations impact societies, economies, self-identity and citizenship? What are the ethnic challenges faced by an increasingly diverse European Union? From a policy perspective, scholars also work to investigate the consequences of security-related measures for society and its values.

The Europe Center reflects much of FSI’s agenda of investigating societies, serving as a forum for experts to research the cultures, religions and people of Europe. The Center sponsors several seminars and lectures, as well as visiting scholars.

Societal research also addresses issues of demography and aging, such as the social and economic challenges of providing health care for an aging population. How do older adults make decisions, and what societal tools need to be in place to ensure the resulting decisions are well-informed? FSI regularly brings in international scholars to look at these issues. They discuss how adults care for their older parents in rural China as well as the economic aspects of aging populations in China and India.

Recent Events

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Promotion Incentives in the Public Sector: Evidence From Chinese Schools

January 23, 2017

About the Topic: Professor Park will discuss how promotion incentives influence the effort of public employees by providing evidence from China's system of promotions for teachers.

The Lessons Private Schools Teach: Using a Field Experiment to Understand the Effects of Private Schools on Political Behavior

May 20, 2016

About the Topic: Government services have often been found to act as important sites of political socialization.  Through interactions with institutions and functionaries of the state, individuals...

Inputs, Incentives, and Complementarities in Primary Education: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania

April 28, 2016

About the Topic: Recent nationwide assessments have documented the low levels of learning in Tanzanian schools.

Mars, Venus and Math: Gender, Societal Affluence and 8th-Graders’ Aspirations for STEM Work

April 6, 2016

About the Topic: Despite massive research and public policy efforts aimed at diversification, gender segregation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics remains extreme in affluent...

China's Evolving Labor Market and Human Capital Development

February 2, 2016

About the Topic: An important factor of China’s economic success in the past 35 years was its labor force: its growing size, increasing education level, and reallocation to more efficient sectors....

International Assessment in Higher Education

January 6, 2016

Please join us for a seminar on the assessment of student learning in higher education.

Education Policy as an Optimal Procurement Problem

December 9, 2015

A wealth of research has been conducted on optimal procedures for government procurement of services and the best use of public resources.

Jenny Bowen: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains

May 13, 2014

Author Jenny Bowen will speak about her new book, "Wish You Happy Forever: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains," at this special FSI and REAP Seminar

Quality education for all children? What works in education in developing countries

February 10, 2014

Education is critical to economic and social development. There has been substantial progress in improving education in developing countries, but there are still considerable challenges ahead.

Teaming Up to Learn How to Overcome Anemia: Nutritional Education and Mobile Messaging Design for Household Engagement

January 25, 2013

This study seeks to understand whether developing an innovative curriculum kit that will supplement health instruction for 3rd to 6th grade students and teachers in underdeveloped areas of rural...

The Real China Threat: Why Might We Need to Worry About a Stagnating China?

May 22, 2012

Stanford Center for International Development Twelfth Annual Huang Lian Memorial LectureThe Real China Threat: Why Might We Need to Worry About a Stagnating China?

Information, Counseling or Conditional Cash Transfers: How Can China Increase Matriculation into High School in Poor Rural Areas?

April 5, 2012

China’s future economic growth is dependent on skilled and educated workers.

Will China Fall into a Middle Income Trap? Growth, Inequality and Future Instability

December 6, 2011

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED The problem: Despite the recent robust growth, there is concern that as China moves up the income ladder that its high level of inequality may be a breeding ground for...

Using Mixed Methods to Improve the Quality and Relevance of Impact Evaluation

April 11, 2011

Overview: It is now widely recognized that a rigorous, policy-relevant impact evaluation embeds the counterfactual analysis of impact in a wider analysis of the underlying program theory (theory of...

Informational Session on FSI Undergraduate Summer Research Internships

February 16, 2011

This event will introduce the 2011 Freeman Spogli Institute's Undergraduate Summer Research Internships.

Understanding the Expansion and Quality of Engineering Education in India

February 22, 2010

The Indian economy has expanded at a fairly steady and rapid rate in the past fifteen years, and part of that expansion has been a greatly increased demand for university graduates, particularly...

Program Evaluation Training

August 22, 2009

A REAP-sponsored workshop lead by REAP affiliate Paul Gewwe (University of Minnesota) designed to target foundation and non-profit managers and executives, researchers and government officials....

International Workshop on Rural Education Policy

August 21, 2009

A REAP-sponsored workshop designed to target foundation and non-profit managers and executives, researchers and government officials.

People

Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow
Xiangzhi Kong Affiliate
Renfu Luo Program Manager, REAP-China
Hongbin Li Affiliate
Xiaobing Wang Research Associate, REAP-China
Tao Li Affiliate
Yingquan Song Affiliate
Johan Swinnen Affiliate
Xiaopeng Pang Affiliate
Linxiu Zhang Director, REAP-China
Thomas Glauben Affiliate
Sean Sylvia Affiliated Faculty