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 Projects

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Austrian and Central European Program

The Europe Center's Austrian and Central European Program seeks to advance relations between the United States and Austria and Central Europe.
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European Security Initiative

Stanford Initiative on European SecurityWith Russia’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine in 2014, Europe is facing the greatest challenge to its stability and security since...
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The Contemporary

This project examines the  “contemporary” with a focus on defining moments such as: 1945, 1973, 1989, and 2001.
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Immigration and Integration Project

Two premises motivate the “Immigration and Integration” project that is able to get off the ground with seed money from the FSI Policy Implementation Lab.
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Europe and the Global Economy

Although each nation in Europe retains its distinct cultural, social and political identity, the region as a whole is among the world’s most economically integrated zones.
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Europe and the Global Economy Seminar Series

CONTACTSChristophe CrombezKen Scheve
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Technology Transfer Agreements in EU and U.S. Antitrust Law

Technological innovation and the transfer of the resulting intellectual property rights are indispensable to the economies of the European Union and the United States.
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Linkages between Services and Manufacturing;

This study will analyze intersectoral linkages via trade in intermediates across industries, and the changing industrial structure of the EU, with a view to identifying possible unexploited...
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The Role of Multinational Companies and Supply Chains in Innovation

The study on the role of multinational companies and supply chains in innovation will summarize patterns of internationalisation of the knowledge-creating and knowledge-sourcing activities of...
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Debating History, Democracy, Development, and Education in Conflicted Societies

The Forum on Contemporary Europe (FCE) at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) has launched a multi-year collaborative project with research institutes in...
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Stanford-Suhrkamp Lecture and Publication Series

Stanford University and German publishing house Suhrkamp Verlag are pleased to jointly sponsor the international lecture and publication series devoted to new work by Stanford faculty on...
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Semantic Information Systems and Visualization

Business InformaticsIn today’s businesses information technology plays a central role.
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The Patent Application: A Comparison between Europe and the U.S.

Research and development are key elements of a competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy. Patents, in particular, are a driving force for promoting innovation and growth.
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Transatlantic Technology Law Forum

The European Union and the United States, the world's leaders in the fields of innovation and high technology, share a common set of values based on a commitment to democracy, human rights, market...
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Institutional Reform in the EU

Christophe Crombez (University of Leuven) has been at the European Forum as a Visiting Associate Professor since July 1999.
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People

Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018
Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution