Faculty, fellows, and students at the Center for International Development at Harvard University regularly publish research in a wide range of academic and policy venues.

These include working papers in either our faculty or fellows CID Working Paper series, books, book chapters, articles in top peer-reviewed journals, policy pieces, op-eds in news outlets, reports, and conference papers.

We've highlighted some of our latest releases. See the navigation to the left for complete listings of all our publications.


Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action

This book by Matt Andrews, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock uses data to identify failures in efforts to build state capability in development, employs theory to explain why these failures are common and likely to persist - keeping countries in capability traps - and builds on applied experience to offer a new approach to build state capability more effectively. 

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Moving to Opportunity or Isolation? Network Effects of a Randomized Housing Lottery in Urban India

A paper by Rohini Pande (co-authors Sharon Barnhardt and Erica Field) finds negligible long-run economic value of an expensive housing lottery public program in urban India. It is published in January 2017 issue of American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.