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Harvard Report Praises Response to Marathon Bombings – Christine Cole, Herman B. “Dutch” Leonard
Boston Globe, April 3, 2014
Program in Criminal Justice, HKS, HBS and HLS researchers release white paper on response to Marathon Bombing events
Note: This research also cited in other media reports including Reuters, Boston.com/AP, and Harvard Gazette.
What are 'Social Impact Bonds,' and Will they be Good for Michigan? - Liebman
MichiganRadio, September 9, 2013
State named in national competition to receive assistance from Harvard's 'Social Impact Bond Technical Assistance Lab'
Michigan Will Seek Investors for Social Program - Liebman
Associated Press, September 8, 2013
HKS sending Fellow to help launch initiative in developing pay-for-success contracts using social impact bonds
How Can we Expand College Access to Low-Income Students? - Christopher Avery
Reuters, September 4, 2013
Finances push students toward lower-prices schools that do not prepare them for successful careers
Female Doctors Earn $50K Less than Male Doctors - Amitabh Chandra
Washington Post, September 3, 2013
Even without the specialty adjustment, the space between male and female doctors’ salaries still merits examination
Health Care Inflation and the Arithmetic of Labor Taxes - Amitabh Chandra
New York Times, August 7, 2013
Research points to less benign sources that raise employer health insurance costs without creating commensurate value for employees
Student award winners and papers announced on Class Day.
Connect to HKS Executive Education for information on the June 2014 Program, Using Evidence to Improve Social Program Effectiveness
Bruce Western on U.S. Wage Inequalities
Bruce Western, Director, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy.
"Overall trends were driven by movements at the top and the bottom of the wage distribution," wrote Western.
Investigating Prisoner Reentry: The Impact of Conviction Status on the Employment Prospects of Young Men
The Malcolm Wiener Center welcomes Devah Pager to HKS as Professor of Public Policy. This book (pictured) was co-authored with Bruce Western.