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Scott Rozelle, PhD

  • Faculty Co-director of the Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions
  • Helen F. Farnsworth Endowed Professorship
  • Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
  • Faculty affiliate at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law

Encina Hall East, E406,
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

(650) 862-0466 (voice)

Biography

Scott Rozelle is the Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow and the co-director of Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University. He received his BS from the University of California, Berkeley, and his MS and PhD from Cornell University. Previously, Rozelle was a professor at the University of California, Davis and an assistant professor in Stanford’s Food Research Institute and department of economics. He currently is a member of several organizations, including the American Economics Association, the International Association for Agricultural Economists, and the Association for Asian Studies. Rozelle also serves on the editorial boards of Economic Development and Cultural Change, Agricultural Economics, the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and the China Economic Review.

His research focuses almost exclusively on China and is concerned with: agricultural policy, including the supply, demand, and trade in agricultural projects; the emergence and evolution of markets and other economic institutions in the transition process and their implications for equity and efficiency; and the economics of poverty and inequality, with an emphasis on rural education, health and nutrition.

Rozelle's papers have been published in top academic journals, including Science, Nature, American Economic Review, and the Journal of Economic Literature. He is fluent in Chinese and has established a research program in which he has close working ties with several Chinese collaborators and policymakers. For the past 20 years, Rozelle has been the chair of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy; a co-director of the University of California's Agricultural Issues Center; and a member of Stanford's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Center on Food Security and the Environment.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Rozelle has received numerous honors and awards, including the Friendship Award in 2008, the highest award given to a non-Chinese by the Premier; and the National Science and Technology Collaboration Award in 2009 for scientific achievement in collaborative research.

publications

Books
April 2013

The Role of Agriculture in China's Development: Performance, policy determinants of success, and lessons for Africa

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Journal Articles
October 2012

The nature and causes of the global water crisis: Syndromes from a meta-analysis of coupled human-water studies

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Journal Articles
December 2010

Impacts of El Nino-Southern Oscillation events on China's rice production

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Current research

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Scott Rozelle on How Agriculture Vitalized China's Economy

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Bridging China's education gap with technology, research and policy

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Stanford research on nutrition influences policy change in China

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