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More » The proliferation of online peer-to-peer lending sites has generated increased interest in how creditworthiness is measured. Asim Khwaja looks at the accuracy of default prediction in those markets and argues that the use of nontraditional variables allows for more-effective screening. Across the School Research Briefs A sample of recent research and writings from HKS faculty, including David Keith on the governance of geoengineering, Graham Allison on Iran’s nuclear future, Robert Putnam on funding social science research, and Joseph Nye on whether presidents really steer foreign policy.