Accomplishments

The goal of the M-RCBG senior fellows program is to bring senior practitioners from business and government to HKS to complete significant writing projects: peer-reviewed journal articles and books. In addition, senior fellows enrich the HKS student experience by offering study groups.

M-RCBG reorganized its fellows program in 2011. It established a fellows selection committee comprised of senior faculty and chaired by Richard Zeckhauser, Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy. Below is a partial listing of senior fellow accomplishments since the program’s reorganization:

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Barbara Anthony (senior fellow 2015- )
Faculty sponsor: Joseph Newhouse, John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management

Offered a study group on Beyond Obamacare: New Lessons from Massachusetts

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Ole Gunnar Austvik (senior fellow 2015- )
Faculty sponsor: William Hogan, Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policy and Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPG) Research Director

Contributed a paper to the M-RCBG associate working paper series:
Negotiating and adapting optimal integration: Transnational economic integration and the public management challenge

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Richard Balzer (senior fellow 2012-2014)
Faculty sponsor: Max Bazerman, Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration

Completed a book manuscript on Lord Browne's rise to become CEO of BP and the changes he brought about in that company.

Offered two study groups:
Exploring Leadership and Personal Impact (Fall 2013)
Coaching: A Platform for Excellence (Spring 2014)

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Binta Niambi Brown (senior fellow 2013-2015)
Faculty sponsor: Dick Cavanagh, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

Offered a study group on Private Solutions to Public Problems: The Changing Nature of Capitalism and the Role of Business in Creating Social Value (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015)

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Timothy Christian (senior fellow 2011-2013)
Faculty sponsor: Amitabh Chandra, Professor of Public Policy

Published several papers on strategies for controlling health care costs and offered the study group, "The Global Interface of Medicine, Business, and Government" in the spring of 2012 and 2013.

Publications and presentations included:

  • Christian TF, Rakover J, Chandra, A. The Increasing Prevalence of Normal Imaging Results in Patients with Suspected Coronary Artery Disease. Submitted, Annals of Internal Medicine.
  • Christian TF. Controlling Healthcare Spending on Medical Imaging and the Art of Probability. Being revised for publication.
  • Christian TF. The Shifting Tides of Coronary Artery Blood Flow and Medical Imaging Economics. JACC Imaging 2013,Vol 6, issue 5, May-in press.
  • Christian TF, Rakover J. An Incentive-Based Insurance Payout Template for Medical Imaging. Academy of Health Annual Research Meeting 2012, Orlando, FL.
  • Christian TF Rakover J. Weighted Insurance Reimbursement Strategies for Cardiac Imaging based on Appropriateness Criteria. AHA Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2012, Atlanta, GA. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012; 5: A147.

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Gerhard Clemenz (senior fellow 2011-2012)
Faculty sponsor: Michael Scherer, Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management in the Aetna Chair, Kennedy School, Emeritus

Published two papers in the Regulatory Policy Program working paper series:

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Eoin Gahan (senior fellow 2013-2015)
Faculty sponsor: Robert Lawrence, Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment

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Lewis Kaden (senior fellow 2014- )
Faculty sponsor: Richard Zeckhauser, Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy

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Nick Lovegrove (senior fellow 2011-2013)
Faculty sponsors: John Haigh, M-RCBG Co-Director and HKS Administrative Dean, and Richard Zeckhauser, Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy

  • Published "Triple Strength Leadership" in Harvard Business Review (with Matthew Thomas)
  • Offered the study group The Call for Tri-Sector Leadership (Spring 2012 and Spring 2013).  spring of 2012 and 2013
  • Helped to found the InterSector Project, a non-profit social entrepreneurship start-up

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Marshall Lux (senior fellow 2014- )
Faculty sponsor: Robert Glauber, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

Contributed two papers to the M-RCBG associate working paper series:

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Marco Magnani (senior fellow 2011-2013)
Faculty sponsors: John Haigh, M-RCBG Co-Director and HKS Administrative Dean, and Richard Zeckhauser, Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy

Published two books based on research conducted as a senior fellow: 

He prepared synopses of several chapters:

In addition, in 2012 he organized a series of talks on "The Challenge of Reforms and the State of Relations between Business and Government in Different Parts of the World," featuring Fu Jun, Executive Dean University of Beijing School of Government; Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Former Member, European Central Bank’s Executive Board; Francesco Giavazzi, Full Professor of Economics at Bocconi University Milan; and others.

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Vikram Mansharamani (senior fellow 2013-2015)
Faculty sponsor: Richard Zeckhauser, Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy

Offered study group on Blowing Bubbles: How Investors, Regulators, and the Press Reinforce Exuberance (Spring 2014)

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Udi Nisan (senior fellow 2011-2012)
Faculty sponsor: Jeffrey Liebman, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy

Published Explaining Non-Take-up of Water Subsidy in the Regulatory Policy Program working paper series (with Momi Dahan)

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Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli (senior fellow 2014-2015)
Faculty sponsor: Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development

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Lisa A. Robinson (senior fellow 2012-2014)
Faculty sponsors: James K. Hammitt, Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Richard Zeckhauser, Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy

Contributed three papers to the Regulatory Policy Program working paper series:

She offered two study groups:

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James Segel (senior fellow 2013-2015)
Faculty sponsor: David King, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

Offered study group on Saving the Financial System and Regulatory Reform (Spring 2014)

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Paul Verdin (senior fellow 2014- )
Faculty sponsor: Richard Zeckhauser, Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy

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Howard Wolk (senior fellow 2013-2015)
Faculty sponsor: Dick Cavanagh, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

Offered study group on Bigger, Better, Faster, Cheaper: An Overview of American Entrepreneurship (Fall 2013 and Fall 2014)