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.
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.
Karp, Jeffrey, Alessandro Nai, and Pippa Norris. "Dial 'F' for Fraud: Explaining Citizens' Suspicions About Elections." Electoral Studies (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boloori, Alireza, Soroush Saghafian, Harini A. A. Chakkera, and Curtiss B. Cook. "Data-Driven Management of Post-Transplant Medications: An APOMDP Approach." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-036, August 2017.
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." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-035, August 2017.
Saich, Anthony. "The Politics of Welfare Policy: Towards Social Citizenship?" Handbook of Welfare in China. Ed. Beatriz Carrillo, Johanna Hood and Paul Kadetz. Edward Edgar Publishing, 2017, 81-97.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Currency-Plus-Commodity Basket: A Proposal for Exchange Rates in Oil-Exporting Countries to Accommodate Trade Shocks Automatically." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-034, August 2017.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "How to Cope with Volatile Commodity Export Prices: Four Proposals." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-033, August 2017.
White, Laura, Jean-Louis Rochet, Pete Mathias, Kate O’Gorman, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Connecting the Northeast: A Cost Estimate for the North South Rail Link." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-032, August 2017.
Norris, Pippa. Strengthening Electoral Integrity. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Norris, Pippa, and Alessandro Nai, eds. Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability and Integrity Oxford University Press, 2017.
Nawrot, Katarzyna A., Calestous Juma, and James Donald. "African Megacities as Emerging Innovation Ecosystems." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-031, August 2017.
Ruggie, John Gerard. "The Social Construction of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-030, June 12, 2017.
Sikkink, Kathryn. Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century. Princeton University Press, August2017.
Borjas, George. "Still More on Mariel: The Role of Race." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-029, June 2017.
Hambridge, Nicholas B., Arnold M. Howitt, and David W. Giles. "What is the Impact of the NIMS Mandate?" Crisis Response 12.4 (August 2017): 84-86.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "Back from the Brink: Truth and Trust in the Public Sphere." Issues in Science & Technology 33.4 (Summer 2017): 25-28.
Holdren, John P. "The Perversity of the Climate Change Kangaroo Court." Boston Globe. July 25, 2017.
Elmendorf, Douglas. "Letter to Congressional Leaders." Harvard Kennedy School of Government, July 21, 2017.
Chandra, Amitabh, and Craig Garthwaite. "The Economics of Indication-Based Drug Pricing." New England Journal of Medicine 377.2 (July 2017): 103-106.
Moreno-Cruz, Juan B., Gernot Wagner, and David Keith. "An Economic Anatomy of Optimal Climate Policy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-028, July 2017.
Allison, Graham. "The ‘Wonder Woman’ Guide to Avoiding War with China: It Might Take a Woman." USA Today, July 7, 2017.
Rodrik, Dani. Straight Talk: Ideas for a Sane World Economy. Princeton University Press, 2017.
Chattaraj, Shahana and Michael Walton. "Functional Dysfunction: Mumbai’s Political Economy of Rent Sharing." Oxford Review of Economic Policy 33.3 (Autumn 2017): 438-456.
Jorgenson, Dale W., and Khuong M. Vu. "The Outlook for Advanced Economies." Journal of Policy Modeling 39.4 (July 2017): 660-672.
Wilson, William Julius. "Race, Class, Politics, and the Disappearance of Work: A Rejoinder." Ethnic & Racial Studies 40.9 (July 2017): 1502-1507.
O'Sullivan, Meghan, Indra Overland, and David Sandalow. "The Geopolitics of Renewable Energy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-027, June 2017.
Rodrik, Dani. "Populism and the Economics of Globalization." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-026, June 2017.
Temkin, Moshik. "Historians Shouldn’t Be Pundits." New York Times, June 26, 2017.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Systematic Managed Floating." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-025, June 2017.
McMillan, Margaret, Dani Rodrik, and Claudia Sepulveda. "Structural Change, Fundamentals, and Growth: A Framework and Case Studies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-024, May 2017.
Bonica, Adam, Adam Chilton, Kyle Rozema, and Maya Sen. "The Legal Academy's Ideological Uniformity." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-023, April 2017.
Bergman, Peter, and Todd Rogers. "The Impact of Defaults on Technology Adoption, and Its Underappreciation by Policymakers." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-021, June 2017.
Westad, Arne. "China and the End of the Cold War in Europe." Cold War History 17.2 (June 2017): 111-113.
Allison, Graham. "The Thucydides Trap." Foreign Policy, June 9, 2017.
Ruggie, John Gerard. "Multinationals as Global Institution: Power, Authority and Relative Autonomy." Regulation & Governance (June 2017).
Traub, Stephen J., M'Hamed Temkit, and Soroush Saghafian. "Emergency Department Holding Orders." Journal of Emergency Medicine 52.6 (June 2017): 885-893.
Stavins, Robert N. "The Evolution of Environmental Economics: A View from the Inside." The Singapore Economic Review 62.2 (June 2017): 251-274.
Chandra, Amitabh, Michael Frakes, and Anup Malani. "Challenges to Reducing Discrimination and Health Inequity through Existing Civil Rights Laws." Health Affairs 36.6 (June 2017): 1041-1047.
Newhouse, Joseph P., and Sharon-Lise Normand. "Health Policy Trials." New England Journal of Medicine 376 (June 2017): 2160-2167.
Inglehart, Ronald, and Pippa Norris. "Trump and Populist-Authoritarian Parties: The Silent Revolution in Reverse." Perspectives on Politics. 15.2 (June 2017): 443-454.