In four integrated studies, Harvard researchers find that sadness, more than other negative emotions, heightens the craving to smoke and likelihood of relapse. Professor Jennifer Lerner, the co-founder of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory at Harvard Kennedy School, says the research could have useful public policy implications.

Prescription drugs in the United States can be quite costly, for both the government and individuals. New research from HKS professor Richard Zeckhauser offers a new framework for lowering the prices that are paid for a few extremely costly drugs.

From the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum: Alternatives to the Affordable Care Act

Experts at Harvard Kennedy School address the pressing policy questions posed by the well-publicized calls to repeal and reform the country’s health care system, as well as the Trump administration’s and Congress’s less clearly defined approach to other programs for the poor.