Harvard Kennedy School faculty are constantly engaged in disseminating their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features the faculty's latest output, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony. The list also provides publication abstracts and full-text pdfs where available. Use the filters to the left to browse publications by research topic, publication type, geographic location, or academic area.
Pritchett, Lant. "Alleviating Global Poverty: Labor Mobility, Direct Assistance, and Economic Growth." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-013, March 2018.
Bourreau, Marc, and Pinar Dogan. "Gains from Digitization: Evidence from Gift-Giving in Music." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 149 (May 2018; Online March 2018): 106-122.
Lazer, David M.J., Matthew A. Baum, Yochai Benkler, Adam J. Berinsky, Kelly M. Greenhill, Filippo Menczer, Miriam J. Metzger, Brendan Nyhan, Gordon Pennycook, David Rothschild, Michael Schudson, Steven A. Sloman, Cass R. Sunstein, Emily A. Thorson, Duncan J. Watts, and Jonathan L. Zittrain. "The Science of Fake News." Science 359.6380 (March 2018): 1094-1096.
Austin, Benjamin, Edward Glaeser, and Lawrence Summers. "Saving the Heartland: Place-Based Policies in 21st Century America." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (Spring 2018).
Barro, Robert J., and Jason Furman. "Macroeconomic Effects of the 2017 Tax Reform." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (Spring 2018).
Aldy, Joseph, Todd Gerarden, and Richard Sweeney. "Investment versus Output Subsidies: Implications of Alternative Incentives for Wind Energy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-012, March 2018.
Norris, Pippa, Thomas Wynter, and Sarah Cameron. "Corruption and Coercion: The Year in Elections 2017." Electoral Integrity Project, March 2018.
Mehling, Michael A., Gilbert E. Metcalf, and Robert N. Stavins. "Linking Climate Policies to Advance Global Mitigation." Science 359.6379 (March 2018): 997-998.
Walt, Stephen. "U.S. Grand Strategy after the Cold War: Can Realism Explain it? Should Realism Guide It?" International Relations 32.1 (March 2018): 1-20.
Hickes Lundquist, Jennifer, Devah Pager, and Eiko Strader. "Does a Criminal Past Predict Worker Performance? Evidence from One of America's Largest Employers." Social Forces 96.3 (March 2018): 1039–1068.
Juma, Calestous. "Exponential Innovation and Human Rights: Implications for Science and Technology Diplomacy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-011, February 2018.
Dogan, Pinar, and Marc Bourreau. "Gains from Digitization: Evidence from Gift-Giving in Music." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-010, February 2018.
Spicer, Jason, Marshall Ganz, and Tamara Kay. "Social Enterprise Is Not Social Change." Philanthropy News Digest. February 23, 2018.
Mainwaring, Scott. Party Systems in Latin America: Institutionalization, Decay, and Collapse. Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Saghafian, Soroush, Brian Tomlin, and Stephan Biller. "The Internet of Things and Information Fusion: Who Talks to Who?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-009, February 2018.
Bren, Austin, and Soroush Saghafian. "Data-Driven Percentile Optimization for Multi-Class Queueing Systems with Model Ambiguity: Theory and Application." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-008, February 2018.
Saghafian, Soroush, Wallace J. Hopp, Seyed M.R. Iravani, Yao Cheng, and Daniel Diermeier. "Workload Management in Telemedical Physician Triage and Other Knowledge-Based Service Systems." Management Science (February 2018).
Walt, Stephen. "Rising Powers and the Risks of War: A Realist View of Sino-American Relations." Will China's Rise Be Peaceful?: The Rise of a Great Power in Theory, History, Politics, and the Future. Ed. Asle Toje. Oxford University Press, 2018.
Slusky, David J. G., and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Sunlight and Protection Against Influenza." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-007, February 2018.
Li, Zhenyu, Afreen Siddiqi, Laura Diaz Anadon, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti. "Towards Sustainability in Water-Energy Nexus: Ocean Energy for Seawater Desalination." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 82.3 (February 2018): 3833-3847.
Stavins, Robert N., and Robert C. Stowe. "International Cooperation in East Asia to Address Climate Change." February 2018.
Karp, Jeffrey, Alessandro Nai, and Pippa Norris. "Dial 'F' for Fraud: Explaining Citizens' Suspicions About Elections." Electoral Studies (February 2018).
Mook, Robby, Matt Rhoades, and Eric Rosenbach. "Election Cyber Incident Communications Coordination Guide." February 2018.
Mook, Robby, Matt Rhoades, and Eric Rosenbach. "The State and Local Election Cybersecurity Playbook." February 2018.
Mook, Robby, Matt Rhoades, and Eric Rosenbach. "Election Cyber Incident Communications Plan Template." February 2018.
Jelnov, Artyom, Yair Tauman, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Confronting an Enemy with Unknown Preferences: Deterrer or Provocateur?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-006, January 2018.
Frank, Richard G., and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Excess Prices for Drugs in Medicare: Diagnosis and Prescription." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-005, January 2018.
Fletcher, Erin K., Rohini Pande, and Charity Troyer Moore. "Women and Work in India: Descriptive Evidence and a Review of Potential Policies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-004, December 2017.
Juma, Calestous, and Francis Mangeni. "African Regional Economic Integration: The Emergence, Evolution, and Impact of Institutional Innovation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-003, January 2018.
Ellwood, David, and Nisha G. Patel. "Restoring the American Dream: What Would It Take to Dramatically Increase Mobility from Poverty?" US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, January 2018.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Recent US Manufacturing Employment: The Exception that Proves the Rule." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-002, November 2017.
Kotowski, Maciej, and C. Matthew Leister. "Trading Networks and Equilibrium Intermediation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-001, January 2018.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Making America's Trade Deficits Great Again." The Guardian, January 15, 2018.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Does Trade Fuel Inequality?" The Guardian, January 2, 2018.
Glaeser, Edward L., Scott Duke Kominers, Michael Luca, and Nikhil Naik. "Big Data and Big Cities: the Promises and Limitations of Improved Measures of Urban Life." Economic Inquiry 56.1 (January 2018): 114-137.
Rogers, Todd, Noah J. Goldstein, and Craig R. Fox. "Social Mobilization." Annual Review of Psychology 69 (January 2018): 357-381.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Is the Chinese Economy Headed for a Hard Landing." The China Questions: Critical Insight into a Rising Power. Ed. Jennifer Rudolph and Michael Sonyi. Harvard University Press, 2018.
Saich, Anthony. "How Do China’s New Rich Give Back?" The China Questions: Critical Insights into a Rising Power. Ed. Jennifer Rudolph and Michael Szonyi. Harvard University Press, 2018, 148-154.
Shoag, Daniel. "Land Use Regulations and Fertility Rates." One Hundred Years of Zoning and the Future of Cities. Springer, 2018.
Liebman, Jeffrey. "Using Data to More Rapidly Address Difficult U.S. Social Problems." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 675.1 (January 2018): 166-181.
Baicker, Katherine, and Amitabh Chandra. "Evidence-Based Health Policy." New England Journal of Medicine 377 (December 2017): 2413-2415.
Hogan, William W. "An Efficient Western Energy Imbalance Market with Conflicting Carbon Policies." The Electricity Journal 30.10 (December 2017): 8-15.
Gerarden, Todd D., Richard G. Newell, and Robert N. Stavins. "Assessing the Energy-Efficiency Gap." Journal of Economic Literature 55.4 (December 2017): 1486-1525.
Newhouse, Joseph P. "Risk Adjustment with an Outside Option." Journal of Health Economics 56 (December 2017): 256-258.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "To Understand the Tax Reform Bill, Use Good Old Math and History." Hill, December 10, 2017.
Bonica, Adam, and Maya Sen. "The Politics of Selecting the Bench from the Bar: The Legal Profession and Partisan Incentives to Introduce Ideology into Judicial Selection." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-048, December 2017.
Allison, Graham. "The Chairman of Everything." New Statesman 146.5395 (December 2017): 20-25.
Chan, Gabe, Anna P. Goldstein, Amitai Bin-Nun, Laura Diaz Anadon, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti. "Six Principles for Public Energy Innovation Programs." Nature (December 2017).
Houde, Sebastien, and Joseph E. Aldy. "The Efficiency Consequences of Heterogeneous Behavioral Responses to Energy Fiscal Policies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-047, December 2017.
Fairfield, Tasha, and Candelaria Garay. "Redistribution Under the Right in Latin America: Electoral Competition and Organized Actors in Policymaking." Comparative Political Studies 50.14 (December 2017): 1871-1906.
Pfotenhauer, Sebastian, and Sheila Jasanoff. "Panacea or Diagnosis? Imaginaries of Innovation and the ‘MIT Model’ in Three Political Cultures." Social Studies of Science 47.6 (December 2017): 783-810.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "German Ordoliberals vs. American Pragmatists: What Did They Get Right or Wrong in the Euro Crisis?" Ordoliberalism: A German Oddity? CEPR Press, November 2017.
Andrews, Matthew. "Overcoming the Limits of Institutional Reform in Uganda." Development Policy Review 36.S1 (November 2017): O159–O182.
Carter, Ashton B. "What I Learned from the People who Built the Atom Bomb." MIT Technology Review. November 2017.
Ruggie, John Gerard, and John F. Sherman III. "The Concept of ‘Due Diligence’ in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: A Reply to Jonathan Bonnitcha and Robert McCorquodale." European Journal of International Law 28.3 (November 2017): 921-928.
Goldstein, Anna P., and Venkatesh Narayanamurti. "Simultaneous Pursuit of Discovery and Invention in the US Department of Energy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-046, April 2017.
Mansbridge, Jane. "Recursive Representation in the Representative System." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-045, September 2017.
Chien, Alyna, Joseph P. Newhouse, Lisa I. Iezzoni, Carter R. Petty, Sharon-Lise T. Normand, and Mark A.Schuster. "Socioeconomic Background and Commercial Health Plan Spending." Pediatrics 140.5 (November 2017): 1-10.
Bilmes, Linda J. "On Veteran's Day, let's honor the promises we've made to veterans." Boston Globe, November 9, 2017.
Saghafian, Soroush, and Wallace J. Hopp. "Can Public Reporting Cure Healthcare? The Role of Quality Transparency in Improving Patient-Provider Alignment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-044, November 2017.
Schmalensee, Richard, and Robert N. Stavins. "The Design of Environmental Markets: What Have We Learned from Experience with Cap and Trade?" Oxford Review of Economic Policy 33.4 (November 2017): 572-588.
Deming, David. "The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market." The Quarterly Journal of Economics 132.4 (November 2017): 1593-1640.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Reagan's Tax Reforms Re-visited." Project Syndicate, November 2017.
Kotowski, Maciej, and Richard Zeckhauser. "If Many Seek, Ye Shall Find: Search Externalities and New Goods." American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 9.4 (November 2017): 42-73.
Aldy, Joseph. "Consumers’ Response to State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Programs." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 9.4 (November 2017): 227-255.
Liebman, Jeffrey B., and Neale Mahoney. "Do Expiring Budgets Lead to Wasteful Year-End Spending? Evidence from Federal Procurement." American Economic Review 107.11 (November 2017): 3510-3549.
Mook, Robby, Matt Rhoades, and Eric Rosenbach. "Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook." November 2017.
William Julius Wilson. "Why Sociologists Matter in the Welfare Reform Debate." Contemporary Sociology 46.6 (November 2017): 627-634.
Jasanoff, Sheila, and Hilton R. Simmet. "No Funeral Bells: Public Reason in a ‘Post-Truth’ Age." Social Studies of Science 47.5 (October 2017): 751-770.
Wright Rigueur, Leah. "For Black Athletes, Wealth Doesn’t Equal Freedom." PBS NewsHour, 10/18/2017.
Aldy, Joseph. "Real World Headwinds for Trump Climate Change Policy." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 73.6 (October 2017): 376-381.
Pager, Devah. "Meta-Analysis of Field Experiments Shows No Change in Racial Discrimination in Hiring over Time." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114.41 (October 2017): 10870-10875.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Big Picture: Multiracial Cooperation." Public Books, October 9, 2017.
Carter, Ashton B. "A Lasting Defeat: The Campaign to Destroy ISIS." October 2017.
Boltik, Jacque, and Nicco Mele. "Using Data Science Tools for Email Audience Analysis: A Research Guide." October 2017.
Aldy, Joseph. "The Political Economy of Carbon Pricing Policy Design." Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, October 2017.
Levy, Dan, Joshua Yardley, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Getting an Honest Answer: Clickers in the Classroom." Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 17.4 (October 2017): 104-125.
Zeckhauser, Richard. "Howard Raiffa and Our Responsibility to Rationality." Negotiation Journal 33.4 (October 2017): 329-332.
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, J. Mark Iwry, David C. John, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian. "Building Emergency Savings Through Employer-Sponsored Rainy Day Savings Accounts." October 2017.
Bunn, Matthew, and Nickolas Roth. "The Effects of a Single Terrorist Nuclear Bomb." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. September 28, 2017.
Juma, Calestous, Wesley L. Harris, and Peter B. Waswa. "Space Technology and Africa’s Development: The Strategic Role of Small Satellites." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-043, September 2017.
Diaz Anadon, Laura, Kelly Sims Gallagher, and John P. Holdren. "Rescue US Energy Innovation." Nature Energy (September 2017).
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Why Financial Markets Underestimate Risk." Project Syndicate, Sept. 25, 2017.
Mehling, Michael A.; Metcalf, Gilbert E.; and Stavins, Robert N. "Linking Heterogeneous Climate Policies (Consistent with the Paris Agreement)." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-042, September 2017.
Baum, Matthew A. "Report on Network Sunday Morning Talk Show Content and Ratings, Comparing 1983, 1999, and 2015." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-041, September 2017.
Patterson, Thomas E. "News Coverage of Donald Trump’s First 100 Days." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-040, May 2017.
Power, Samantha. "Why Foreign Propaganda Is More Dangerous Now." New York Times. 09/19/2017.
Battilana, Julie, and Marissa Kimsey. "Should You Agitate, Innovate, or Orchestrate?" Stanford Social Innovation Review (September 2017).
Wagner, Alexander F., Richard J. Zeckhauser, and Alexandre Ziegler. "Paths to Convergence: Stock Price Behavior After Donald Trump's Election." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-039, September 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power. Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Bowles, Hannah Riley, Bobbi Thomason, and May Al Dabbagh. "Research: When Men Have Lower Status at Work, They’re Less Likely to Negotiate." Harvard Business Review. September 08, 2017.
Aldy, Joseph. "Policy Surveillance in the G20 Fossil Fuel Subsidies Agreement: Lessons for Climate Policy." Climatic Change 144.1 (September 2017 (first online September 2015)): 97-110.
Rogers, Todd, Don A. Moore, and Michael I. Norton. "The Belief in a Favorable Future." Psychological Science 28.9 (September 2017): 1290-1301.
Cohen, Dara. "The Ties that Bind." Journal of Peace Research 54.5 (September 2017): 701-714.
Frankel, Jeffrey A., and Pranjul Bhandari. "Nominal GDP Targeting for Developing Countries." Research in Economics 71.3 (September 2017): 491-506.
Friedman, Jeffrey A., Jennifer S. Lerner, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Behavioral Consequences of Probabilistic Precision: Experimental Evidence from National Security Professionals." International Organization 71.4 (Fall 2017): 803-826.
Furman, Jason. "How Lawyers Can Help Macroeconomists in the Wake of Three Major Challenges." Yale Journal on Regulation 34 (Fall 2017).
Jayachandran, Seema, and Rohini Pande. "Why Are Indian Children so Short? The Role of Birth Order and Son Preference." American Economic Review 107.9 (September 2017): 2600-2629.
Saich, Anthony. "What Does General Secretary Xi Jinping Dream About?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-038, August 2017.
Shoag, Daniel, Cody Tuttle, and Stan Veuger. "Rules versus Home Rule: Local Government Responses to Negative Revenue Shocks." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-037, August 2017.