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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 Other Publications

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ESI Bulletin: The Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China

November 2010

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is now widely viewed as imperative for global climate stabilisation.

Dirty Coal is Winning

January 2009

Saving the planet was never going to be easy.

Options for Short-Term Price Determination in the Brazilian Wholesale Electricity Market

July 2008

Introduction: This report describes the results of my analysis of the options for short-term price determination in the Brazilian electricity supply industry.

National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency

October 2006

National Security Consequences of U.S.

The Effects of Power Sector Reform on Energy Services for the Poor

December 2005

This report examines the connections, if any, between efforts to enhance development through electrification of the world's poorest households with the parallel efforts to introduce market forces...

Designing Competitive Wholesale Markets for Latin American Countries

June 2003

Executive Summary The purpose of this paper is to present a general framework for electricity market design in Latin American Countries (LACs) that addresses the current problems facing electricity...

Weak on Warming

February 2002

In recent years, the U.S. debate on global warming policy has been stymied by the unachievable goals of the Kyoto Protocol. Cutting U.S.

People

Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research
Ognen Stojanovski Research Scholar
Peng Wuyuan Affiliated Faculty
Sriniketh Nagavarapu Visiting Scholar