Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Dorison, Charles A., Ke Wang, Vaughan W. Rees, Ichiro Kawachi, Keith M. M. Ericson, and Jennifer S. Lerner. "Sadness, but Not All Negative Emotions, Heightens Addictive Substance Use." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (December 2019).
Olson, Stevie, Phil Berkaw, Lucien Charland, Elizabeth Patton, and Linda J. Bilmes. "The $64 Billion Massachusetts Vehicle Economy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-038, December 2019.
Chandra, Amitabh, and Craig Garthwaite. "Economic Principles for Medicare Reform." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 686.1 (December 2019): 63-92.
Aldy, Joseph, Matthew Kotchen, Mary Evans, Meredith Fowlie, Arik Levinson, and Karen Palmer. "Report on the Proposed Changes to the Federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards." External Environmental Economics Advisory Committee, December 2019.
Atkinson, Mariam K., and Soroush Saghafian. "Who Should See the Patient? On Discretionary Patient-Provider Assignments in Hospitals." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-037, November 2019.
Shepard, Mark, Katherine Baicker, and Jonathan Skinner. "Does One Medicare Fit All? The Economics of Uniform Health Insurance Benefits." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-036, November 2019.
Shepard, Mark, Michael Geruso, Timothy J. Layton, and Grace McCormack. "The Two Margin Problem in Insurance Markets." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-035, November 2019.
Ruggie, John Gerard. "Corporate Purpose in Play: The Role of ESG Investing." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-034, November 2019.
Saghafian, Soroush, and Wallace J. Hopp. "The Role of Quality Transparency in Health Care: Challenges and Potential Solutions." National Academy of Medicine, November 18, 2019.
Balbuzanov, Ivan, and Maciej Kotowski. "The Property Rights Theory of Production Networks." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-033, November 2019.
Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
Ganz, Marshall, and Art Reyes III. "Renewing Democracy Requires the Creation of an Inclusive Collective." Sanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2020).
Power, Samantha. "A Belated Recognition of Genocide by the House." New York Times. October 29, 2019.
Mukharji, Aroop, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Bound to Happen: Explanation Bias in Historical Analysis." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-032, October 2019.
Chenoweth, Erica. "The Science of Contemporary Street Protest: New Efforts in the United States." Science Advances 5.10 (October 2019).
Currie, Morgan, Britt Paris, and Joan Donovan. "What Difference Do Data Make? Data Management and Social Change." Online Information Review 43.6 (October 14, 2019): 971-985.
Dobbie, Will, Hans Gronqvist, Susan Niknami, Marten Palme, and Mikael Priks. "The Intergenerational Effects of Parental Incarceration." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-031, 2019.
Dobbie, Will, and Jae Song. "Targeted Debt Relief and the Origins of Financial Distress: Experimental Evidence from Distressed Credit Card Borrowers." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-030, 2019.
Dobbie, Will, Andres Liberman, Daniel Paravisini, and Vikram Pathania. "Measuring Bias in Consumer Lending." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-029, 2019.
Deborah Avant, Marie Berry, Erica Chenoweth, Rachel Epstein, Cullen Hendrix, Oliver Kaplan, and Timothy Sisk, eds. Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Porter, Roger B. "A Summit Worth Celebrating." Deseret News, October 3, 2019.
Panofsky, Aaron, and Donovan, Joan. "Genetic Ancestry Testing Among White Nationalists: From Identity Repair to Citizen Science." Social Studies of Science 49.no. 5 (October 1, 2019): 653-681.
Garay, Candelaria and Maria Marta Maroto. "Local Health Care Provision as a Territorial Power-Building Strategy: Non-Aligned Mayors in Argentina." Comparative Politics 52.1 (October 2019).
Feigenbaum, James, Maxwell Palmer, and Benjamin Schneer. "'Descended from Immigrants and Revolutionists': How Family Immigration History Shapes Representation in Congress." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-028, September 2019.
Chen, Martha. "Economic Rights of the Informal Self-Employed: Three Urban Cases." Economic Liberties and Human Rights. Ed. Jahel Queralt and Bas van Vossen. Routledge Press, 2019.
Mathis, Colleen, Daniel Moskowitz, and Benjamin Schneer. "The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: One State’s Model for Gerrymandering Reform." September 2019.
Dynan, Karen. "Measuring Household Wealth in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics: The Role of Retirement Assets." Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, September 2019.
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Wyatt Cmar. "Mobility Management for Smart Cities Professionals." Empowering the New Mobility Workforce. Ed. Tyler Reeb. Elsevier, 2019.
Paris, Britt, and Donovan, Joan. "Deepfakes and Cheap Fakes." Data & Society, September 18, 2019.
Chenoweth, Erica, and Evan Perkoski. "A Source of Escalation or a Source of Restraint? An Empirical Investigation of How Civil Society Affects Mass Killings." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-027, September 2019.
Donovan, Joan, and Friedberg, Brian. "Source Hacking: Media Manipulation in Practice." Data & Society, September 4, 2019.
Donovan, Joan, and Boyd, Danah. "Stop the Presses? Moving From Strategic Silence to Strategic Amplification in a Networked Media Ecosystem." American Behavioral Scientist (September 2019).
Moore, Mark H. "Creative Destruction or Idiot Winds: Schumpeterian Theory Meets the Educational Sector in Developing Countries." September 2019.
Donovan, Joan, and Friedberg, Brian. "Opinion: With This Statement, I Give Notice That Instagram Owns Your Soul." BuzzFeed News, August 23, 2019.
Donovan, Joan. "How Radicalization Online Can (and Can't) Be Stopped." Wall Street Journal, August 22, 2019.
Lasky-Fink, Jessica, Carly Robinson, Hedy Chang, and Todd Rogers. "Using Behavioral Insights to Improve Truancy Notifications." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-026, August 2019.
Deming, David, and Kadeem L. Noray. "STEM Careers and the Changing Skill Requirements of Work." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-025, August 2019.
Donovan, Joan. "First They Came for the Black Feminists." The New York Times, August 15, 2019.
Linda Bilmes and John B. Loomis, eds. Valuing US National Parks and Programs: America’s Best Investment Routledge, 2019.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "What to Look for in Any Deal Between the U.S. and the Taliban." Bloomberg Opinion, August 8, 2019.
Friedberg, Brian, and Donovan, Joan. "On the Internet, Nobody Knows You’re a Bot: Pseudoanonymous Influence Operations and Networked Social Movements." Journal of Design and Science 6 (August 7, 2019).
Donovan, Joan. "El Paso Shooter Wasn't a 'Lone Wolf' — and His So-Called Online 'Manifesto' Proves Why." NBC News | Think, August 5, 2019.
Chenoweth, Erica, and Margherita Belgioioso. "The Physics of Dissent and the Effects of Movement Momentum." Nature Human Behavior (August 5, 2019).
Donovan, Joan. "How Media Coverage Contributes to White Supremacist Rhetoric." PBS NewsHour, August 4, 2019.
Donovan, Joan. "How News Organizations Should Cover White Supremacist Shootings, According to a Media Expert." PBS NewsHour Weekend, August 4, 2019.
Rodrik, Dani. "Putting Global Governance in its Place." August 2019.
Acker, Amelia, and Donovan, Joan. "Data Craft: A Theory/Methods Package for Critical Internet Studies." Information, Communication & Society 22.11 (July 20, 2019): 1590-1609.
Donovan, Joan. "How Trump Put Himself in Charge of Twitter’s Decency Standards." The Washington Post, July 19, 2019.
Nelson, Jonathan K., and Richard Zeckhauser. "Risky Business: Commissioning Portraits in Renaissance Italy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-024, July 2019.
Born, Dana H., William H. Hendrix, and Justin Hartley. "Empirical Assessment: Two Facets of Moral Maturity." Journal of Character & Leadership Development 6.2 (Summer 2019): 151-160.