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Working Paper Submission Guidelines

CID has two series of working papers:

For faculty:

We welcome submissions from Harvard faculty and researchers (with faculty approval) on relevant topics in international development.

Papers should be emailed as either PDF or Microsoft Word files to cid@hks.harvard.edu.

Please include:

  • Name and contact information
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) subject codes

Unless the author requests otherwise, all CID Working Papers from full-time HKS faculty will automatically be submitted to the HKS Working Paper series.

For graduate students and research fellows:


All Harvard graduate students and research fellows affiliated with CID are invited to submit their papers on international development, with prior approval from a CID faculty associate. Alumni students and fellows may submit papers for consideration so long as the papers are based on research conducted while affiliated with CID. Papers should be job-talk papers and/or papers accepted for presentation at competitive conferences. Please do not submit drafts of dissertation chapters as they are written, unless they satisfy these other criteria.

Papers should be emailed as either PDF or Microsoft Word files to cid@hks.harvard.edu.

Please include:

  • Name and contact information
  • Graduate program in which you are enrolled (school, program, year) or affiliated CID program/faculty
  • Name of Harvard faculty member who approved your paper
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) subject codes

Unless the author requests otherwise, all CID Working Papers from full-time HKS faculty will automatically be cross-submitted to the HKS Faculty Research Working Paper series, as well as potentially selected for inclusion in Harvard Kennedy School's Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Public Policy Center e-journal.

If you have any questions, please contact cid@hks.harvard.edu.

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