On October 29, Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund will speak on "Trade Tensions and the Future of the Global Economy."


New books, articles, case studies, reports, and working papers are frequently added. Read more about the Center's working papers and faculty publications.


The Center's programs focus on PhD education, inequality, criminal justice policy, and the achievement gap in public schools.


With the visionary support of Malcolm Wiener, HKS has developed pathbreaking ideas in social policy.


New faculty member Will Dobbie talks about the common threads linking criminal justice, education, and consumer finance.


On September 11-13, Harvard celebrated the career of  sociologist William Julius Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University.


HKS has named David Deming as the faculty director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy.  He began his appointment on July 1, 2019.


Educators have praised “The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children” as one of the most comprehensive studies on parenting.


Harvard Kennedy School Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad discusses the role religion and ethics have played in his life at the "Life Matters" talk.


Engineers sprint ahead, but don’t underestimate the poets
New York Times, September 20, 2019
Although students majoring in computer science or engineering start their careers with much higher salaries than their counterparts who study social sciences, David Deming argues that in the long run those in the latter group may end up earning more as they get older. 
Op-ed by David Deming

Children in stricter middle schools are less likely to go to college – and more likely to get arrested
MarketWatch, September 17, 2019
A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research by researchers from Harvard Kennedy School and the University of Colorado analyzed data that show strict discipline policies may stigmatize suspended students and expose them to the criminal justice system at a young age.
Featured: David Deming

Study minimizes impact of free community college
Inside Higher Ed, September 6, 2019
New research indicates reduced tuition at four-year colleges and more funding for all public institutions would do more to raise bachelor's degree attainment.
Featured: Christopher Avery

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