Mark Fagan highlights the ways governments can and do use AI to create public value.
Eliana La Ferrara proposes an economic model to study when intermediate actions can help eliminate harmful norms.
Sharad Goel studies the effects of using algorithmic optimization to raise awareness of a food assistance program.
Jacqueline Bhabha argues that increasing restrictions on legal migration pathways disproportionately disadvantages children.
Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working publications and papers 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.
Borrmann, Vera, Christopher Coenen, Alfred Nordmann, Roberto Cantoni, Sascha Dickel, Christopher Groves, Armin Grunwald, Ben Hurlbut, Sheila Jasanoff, George Khushf, Sebastian Pfotenhauer, Arie Rip, Martin Sand, and Christina Schües. "Future Conversations – A Topical Exchange." Hermeneutics, History, and Technology: The Call of the Future. Ed. Armin Grunwald, Alfred Nordmann, and Martin Sand. Routledge, 2023.
Jasanoff, Sheila, and Alfred Nordmann. "Technology in the Imagination of Society – A Conversation." Hermeneutics, History, and Technology: The Call of the Future. Ed. Armin Grunwald, Alfred Nordmann, and Martin Sand. Routledge, 2023.
Green, Jon, James N. Druckman, Matthew A. Baum, Katherine Ognyanova, Matthew D. Simonson, Roy H. Perlis, and David Lazer. "Media use and vaccine resistance." PNAS Nexus 2.5 (May 2023): pgad146.
Automated Court Date Reminders Reduce Warrants for Arrest: Evidence from a Text Messaging Experiment
Chohlas-Wood, Alex, Madison Coots, Joe Nudell, Julian Nyarko, Emma Brunskill, Todd Rogers, and Sharad Goel. "Automated Court Date Reminders Reduce Warrants for Arrest: Evidence from a Text Messaging Experiment." .
Gender gaps in South Korea’s labour market: children explain most of the gender employment gap, but little of the gender wage gap
Stansbury, Anna, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, and Karen Dynan. "Gender gaps in South Korea’s labour market: children explain most of the gender employment gap, but little of the gender wage gap." Applied Economics Letters (May 3, 2023).
Festa, Natalia, Lidia MVR Moura, Deborah Blacker, Joseph P. Newhouse, and John Hsu. "Promise and peril of claims-based dementia ascertainment in causal inference." BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine (May 2, 2023).
Aldy, Joseph E., and Maximilian Auffhammer. "Localizing Environmental Regulation: The Case of Boutique Fuels." Resources for the Future, May 2023.
Linos, Elizabeth. "Translating Behavioral Economics Evidence into Policy and Practice." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Report, May 2023.
Nye, Joseph S. Soft Power and Great-Power Competition. Springer Singapore, 2023.
Nye, Joseph S. Jr. "Nuclear Ethics Revisited." Ethics & International Affairs 37.1 (Spring 2023): 5-17.
Gulesci, Selim, Sam Jindani, Eliana La Ferrara, David Smerdon, Munshi Sulaiman, and H. Peyton Young. "A Stepping Stone Approach to Norm Transitions." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-013, April 2023.
Popular Support for Balancing Equity and Efficiency in Resource Allocation: A Case Study in Online Advertising to Increase Welfare Program Awareness
Koenecke, Allison, Eric Giannella, Robb Willer, and Sharad Goel. "Popular Support for Balancing Equity and Efficiency in Resource Allocation: A Case Study in Online Advertising to Increase Welfare Program Awareness." April 17, 2023.
Fagan, Mark. "AI for the People: The Use of AI to Improve Government Performance." M-RCBG Faculty Working Paper Series, April 2023.
Digidiki, Vasileia, and Jacqueline Bhabha. "The Hidden Costs of Unaccompanied Child Migration." The International Journal of Children's Rights 31.1 (April 2023): 114-136.
Schwartz, Aaron L., Marcella Alsan, Alanna A. Morris, and Scott D. Halpern. "Why Diverse Clinical Trial Participation Matters." New England Journal of Medicine 388.14 (April 6, 2023): 1252-1254.
Ilzetzki, Ethan, Carmen Reinhart, and Kenneth Rogoff. "Exchange Rate Volatility and Monetary Policy." Vox EU, April 4, 2023.
Mansbridge, Jane. "The future of political theory: Lippincott lecture." Contemporary Political Theory (April 2023).
Muhammad, Khalil, and Angel Cardo Rodriguez. "Antiracist Institutional Change in Healthcare." Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project, Ash Center for Democratic Governanance and Innovation, March 2023.
Cohen, Joshua, and Archon Fung. "Democratic responsibility in the digital public sphere." Constellations (March 2023): 92-97.
Association of Early Seizure Prophylaxis With Posttraumatic Seizures and Mortality: A Meta-analysis With Evidence Quality Assessment
Coelho, Lilian Maria Godeiro, Deborah Blacker, John Hsu, Joseph P. Newhouse, M. Brandon Westover, Sahar F. Zafar, and Lidia M.V.R. Moura. "Association of Early Seizure Prophylaxis With Posttraumatic Seizures and Mortality: A Meta-analysis With Evidence Quality Assessment." Neurology: Clinical Practice 13.3 (June 2023).
Rodrik, Dani. "On Productivism." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-012, March 2023.
Horn, Sebastian, Bradley C. Parks, Carmen M. Reinhart, and Cristoph Trebesch. "China as an International Lender of Last Resort." World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, March 2023.
Mansbridge, Jane. "“A Contingent ‘Yes’” Revisited." Politics & Gender (March 15, 2023): 1-8.
Barron, Patrick, Louise Cord, José Cuesta, Sabina A. Espinoza, Greg Larson, and Michael Woolcock. "Social Sustainability in Development: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century." World Bank Group, March 15, 2023.
Cohen, Dara. "Going Beyond Accountability to Deter Conflict-Related Sexual Violence." United States Institute of Peace, Analysis and Commentary, March 14, 2023.
Deming, David. "Multidimensional Human Capital and the Wage Structure." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-011, March 2023.
Activist Pressure and Firm Compliance with ESG Disclosure Policy: Experimental Evidence from the U.K. Modern Slavery Act
Lee, Matthew, and Jasjit Singh. "Activist Pressure and Firm Compliance with ESG Disclosure Policy: Experimental Evidence from the U.K. Modern Slavery Act." INSEAD Working Paper Series, March 9, 2023.
Cebul, Matthew, Erica Chenoweth, and Zoe Marks. "Youth and LGBTQ+ in Nonviolent Action: The WiRe+ Data Set." United States Institute of Peace (March 2023).
Dynan, Karen, and Douglas Elmendorf. "Changes in Racial Gaps in Retirement Security over Time." March 2023.
de Jong, Jorrit, Maurits Waardenburg, Bertine Steenbergen, and Nicholas Vachon. "All Minds on Deck? Assessing Distributed Strategic Capacity in Public-Sector Organizations." Review of Public Personnel Administration 43.1 (March 2023): 33–55.
Hanson, Gordon, and Matthew J. Slaughter. "How Commerce Can Save the Climate: The Case for a Green Free Trade Agreement." Foreign Affairs 102.2 (March/April 2023): 119-129.
Power, Samantha. "How Democracy Can Win: The Right Way to Counter Autocracy." Foreign Affairs 102.2 (March/April 2023): 22-37.
Yemiscigil, Ayse, Dana Born, and Horace Ling. "What Makes Leadership Development Programs Succeed?" Harvard Business Review (February 28, 2023).
Born, Dana. "Setting new standards of leadership." HKS: Lessons from a year of war in Ukraine, February 21, 2023.
Hadley, Stephen J., Peter D. Feaver, William C. Inboden, and Meghan L. O'Sullivan, eds. Hand-Off: The Foreign Policy George W. Bush Passed to Barack Obama. Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.
The political polarization of COVID-19 treatments among physicians and laypeople in the United States
Levin, Joel M., Leigh A. Bukowski, Julia A. Minson, and Jeremy M. Kahn. "The political polarization of COVID-19 treatments among physicians and laypeople in the United States." PNAS 120.7 (February 14, 2023): e2216179120.
Norris, Pippa. "Gender quotas and other strategies." Handbook of Feminist Governance. Ed. Marian Sawer, Lee Ann Banaszak, Jacqui True, Johanna Kantola. Edward Elgar, 2023.
Risse, Mathias. Political Theory of the Digital Age: Where Artificial Intelligence Might Take Us. Cambridge University Press, 2023.
Chandra, Amitabh, and Jay V. Patel. "Concerns about Patient Access to Biopharmaceuticals and Outcomes." NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery 4.2 (February 2023).
The Politics of Prevention: Polarization in How Workplace COVID-19 Safety Practices Shaped the Well-Being of Frontline Service Sector Workers
Woods, Tyler, Daniel Schneider, and Kristen Harknett. "The Politics of Prevention: Polarization in How Workplace COVID-19 Safety Practices Shaped the Well-Being of Frontline Service Sector Workers." Work and Occupations 50.1 (February 2023): 130-162.
No short-term mortality from benzodiazepine use post-acute ischemic stroke after accounting for bias
Moura, Lidia M. V. R., Zhiyu Yan, Maria A. Donohue, Louisa H. Smith, Lee H. Schwamm, John Hsu, Joseph P. Newhouse, Sebastien Haneuse, Deborah Blacker, and Sonia Diaz-Hernandez. "No short-term mortality from benzodiazepine use post-acute ischemic stroke after accounting for bias." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 154 (February 2023): 136-145.
Newhouse, Joseph P. "The Design of the RAND Health Insurance Experiment: A Retrospective." Evaluation Review 47.1 (February 2023): 39-70.
Andrabi, Tahir, Natalie Bau, Jishnu Das, Naureen Karachiwalla, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "Crowding in Private Quality: The Equilibrium Effects of Public Spending in Education." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-010, January 2023.
Saghafian, Soroush, Nikolaos Trichakis, Ruihao Zhu, and Helen A. Shih. "Joint patient selection and scheduling under no-shows: Theory and application in proton therapy." Production and Operations Management 32.2 (February 2023): 547-563.
Cullen, Zoe, Will Dobbie, and Mitchell Hoffman. "Increasing the Demand for Workers with a Criminal Record." The Quarterly Journal of Economics 38.1 (February 2023): 103-150.
Bonica, Adam, Adam Chilton, and Maya Sen. "The “Odd Party Out” Theory of Certiorari." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-020, January 2023.
Chrisinger, David, And Lauren Brodsky. Because Data Can't Speak for Itself: A Practical Guide to Telling Persuasive Policy Stories. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2023.
Can Inclusionary Zoning Be an Effective Housing Policy in Greater Boston? Evidence from Lynn and Revere
Mock, Rozalyn, Megan Willis-Jackson, Bobby Wang, Justin de Benedictis-Kessner, Linda Bilmes, and Brian Iammartino. "Can Inclusionary Zoning Be an Effective Housing Policy in Greater Boston? Evidence from Lynn and Revere." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-006, January 2023.
Autor, David, David Dorn, and Gordon H. Hanson. "Trading Places: Mobility Responses of Native and Foreign-Born Adults to the China Trade Shock." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-007, January 2023.
The Marginal Disutility from Corruption in Social Programs: Evidence from Program Administrators and Beneficiaries
Gaduh, Arya, Rema Hanna, and Benjamin A. Olken. "The Marginal Disutility from Corruption in Social Programs: Evidence from Program Administrators and Beneficiaries." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-008, January 2023.