Harvard Kennedy School leads with ideas
Our faculty members investigate wide-ranging public policy challenges that affect communities in the United States and around the world.
A college education sets workers up for higher wages later in life. But how and where to those gains come, and how can we design better jobs for everybody?
Media narratives have generally blamed Democrats for housing crises in cities. Research suggests that is not the full story.
Cities in the United States are facing a housing affordability crisis. Research by Assistant Professor of Public Policy Justin de Benedictis-Kessner and coauthors found that mayors’ political affiliations may affect housing policy.
With a better understanding of what drives social mobility, policymakers can help more people get ahead.
HKS faculty member Robert Livingston and colleagues introduce the idea of Masculinity Contest Cultures (MCCs) in organizations and why they are likely linked to undesirable workplace behaviors.
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We are committed to strengthening our ability to have candid and constructive conversations across difference. We assessed the challenges that HKS faces in fostering candid and constructive conversations and developed a strategy and recommendations for overcoming them.