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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

McIntyre, Adrianna, Mark Shepard, and Myles Wagner. "Can Automatic Retention Improve Health Insurance Market Outcomes?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-012, April 2021.
Chenoweth, Erica. Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford University Press, 2021.
Atkinson, Caroline, Paul Barrett, Lynda Clarizio, Dipayan Ghosh, John Haigh, Thomas Melia, Michael Posner, Vivian Schiller, and Clint Watts. "Recommendations to the Biden Administration: On Regulating Disinformation and Other Harmful Content on Social Media." March 2021.
Ramelli, Stefano, Alexander F. Wagner, Richard J. Zeckhauser, and Alexandre Ziegler. "Investor Rewards to Climate Responsibility: Stock-Price Responses to the Opposite Shocks of the 2016 and 2020 U.S. Elections." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-011, March 2021.
Evans, Mary, Karen Palmer, Joseph Aldy, Meredith Fowlie, Matthew Kotchen, and Arik Levinson. "The Role of Retrospective Analysis in an Era of Deregulation: Lessons from the U.S. Mercury Air Toxic Standards." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-010, March 2021.
Aldy, Joseph, Matthew Kotchen, Mary Evans, Meredith Fowlie, Arik Levinson, and Karen Palmer. "Co-Benefits and Regulatory Impact Analysis: Theory and Evidence from Federal Air Quality Regulations." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-009, March 2021.
Aldy, Joseph E., Giles Atkinson, and Matthew Kotchen. "Environmental Benefit-Cost Analysis: A Comparative Analysis Between the United States and the United Kingdom." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-008, March 2021.
Shattuck, John, and Mathias Risse. "Reimagining Rights and Responsibilities in the United States: Equal Access to Public Goods and Services." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-007, March 2021.
Shattuck, John, and Mathias Risse. "Reimagining Rights & Responsibilities in the United States: Gun Rights and Public Safety." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-006, March 2021.
Chandra, Amitabh, Evan Flack, and Ziad Obermeyer. "The Health Costs of Cost-Sharing." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-005, March 2021.
Norris, Pippa. "What Maximizes Productivity and Impact in Political Science Research?" European Political Science 20.1 (March 2021).
Shattuck, John, and Mathias Risse. "Reimagining Rights & Responsibilities in the United States: Freedom of Speech and Media." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-004, March 2021.
Ganz, Marshall. "The Role of Leadership in Cultivating Collective Democratic Voice." The American Prospect. February 26, 2021.
Hilgartner, Stephen, J. Benjamin Hurlbut, and Sheila Jasanoff. "Was 'Science' on the Ballot? Labeling Dissent as 'Anti-Science' is Bad Social Science and Bad Politics." Science Magazine. February 26, 2021.
De Jong, Jorrit, Amy Edmondson, Mark Moore, Hannah Riley Bowles, Jan Rivkin, Eva Flavia Martinez-Orbegozo, and Santiago Pulido-Gomez. "Building Cities’ Collaborative Muscle." Stanford Social Innovation Review (Spring 2021).
Bourdeaux, Margaret, Jessica Kaushal, Linda J. Bilmes, Annmarie Sasdi, Megan Mishra, and Anne Hoyt. "Estimating the Costs and Benefits of Supported Quarantine and Isolation in Massachusetts: The Missing Link in Covid-19 Response." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-003, February 2021.
Cook, Chaveso L., Melissa A. Shambach, Greta Zukauskaite, Emily A. Pate, and Dana H. Born. "Public Leadership with a Moral Purpose: A Phenomenological View." The Journal of Character & Leadership Development 8.1 (Winter 2021): 144-159.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "Humility in the Anthropocene." Globalizations (02/09/2021).
Ellington, Tom, Michael S. Bruckner, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Economic Value and Costs of Capital Cities: The Trenton Case Study." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-002, February 2021.
Livingston, Robert. The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations. Currency, 2021.
Carlana, Michela, and Eliana La Ferrara. "Apart but Connected: Online Tutoring and Student Outcomes during the COVID-19 Pandemic." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-001, February 2021.
Ang, Desmond. "The Effects of Police Violence on Inner-City Students." Quarterly Journal of Economics 136.1 (February 2021): 115-168.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "The Vanishing Square: Civic Learning in the Internet Age." Hastings Center Report, January-February 2021.
Cheng, Albert, Michael B. Henderson, Paul E. Peterson, and Martin R. West. "Cost-benefit Information Closes Aspiration Gaps – if Parents Think Their Child is Ready for College." Education Economics (01/20/2021).
Masoud, Tarek. "The Arab Spring at 10: Kings or People?" Journal of Democracy 32.1 (January 2021): 139-154.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "What Now? A Symposium on the Future of the United States." National Interest. January/February 2021.
Allison, Graham. "Grave New World: Why Biden’s Job Will Be So Much Harder Than His Predecessors’." Foreign Policy, January 15, 2021.
Bowles, Hannah Riley, and Bobbi Thomason. "Negotiating Your Next Job: Focus on Your Role, Responsibilities, and Career Trajectory, not Salary." Harvard Business Review 99.1 (January-February 2021): 68-75.
Eck, Kristine, and Dara Kay Cohen. "Time For a Change: The Ethics of Student-led Human Subjects Research on Political Violence." Third World Quarterly (January 2021).
Peterson, Paul E. "Vaccination by Age Is the Way to Go." Wall Street Journal, January 12, 2021.
Norris, Pippa. "It Happened in America." Foreign Affairs, January 7, 2021.
Avery, Christopher, and Parag A. Pathak. "The Distributional Consequences of Public School Choice." American Economic Review 111.1 (January 2021): 129-52.
Walt, Stephen. "After the Coronavirus: Authoritarians Look Worse Now." Foreign Policy, January 1, 2021, 113.
Power, Samantha. "The Can-Do Power: America’s Advantage and Biden’s Chance." Foreign Affairs. January/February 2021, 10-24.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "Cold War with China is Avoidable." Wall Street Journal - Online Edition. December 31, 2020.
Allison, Graham. "Who Made the Vaccine Possible? Not WHO: Pharmaceutical Companies and Trump's Operation Warp Speed Deserve the Vast Bulk of the Credit." Wall Street Journal - Online Edition. December 24, 2020.
Garrett, Shaylyn Romney, and Robert D. Putnam. "Why Did Racial Progress Stall in America?" New York Times, 12/04/2020.
Avery, Christopher, Susan Dynarski, and Sarah Turner. "Low-Income Students Lose Ground." Science 370.6521 (December 4, 2020): 1141.
Chilazi, Siri, and Iris Bohnet. "How to Best Use Data to Meet Your DE&I Goals." Harvard Business Review. 12/03/2020.
Myong, Catherine, Peter Hull, Mary Price, John Hsu, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Vicki Fung. "The Impact of Funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers on Utilization and Emergency Department Visits in Massachusetts." PLoS ONE 15.12 1-14.
Putnam, Robert D., and Shaylyn Romney Garrett. "America's Past Has Shown the Power of 'We.' Here's How We Can Revive It." Time.com. 12/03/2020.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "What Does Success Look Like for a Climate Czar?" Bloomberg Opinion, 12/2/2020.
Brodsky, Lauren. "How to Complete a Group Writing Assignment over Zoom." Fast Company. 12/01/20.
Norris, Pippa. "Electoral Integrity in the 2020 U.S. Elections." Electoral Integrity Project, December 2020.
Furman, Jason, and Lawrence H. Summers. "A Reconsideration of Fiscal Policy in the Era of Low Interest Rates." November 30, 2020.
Zlatev, Julian J., and Todd Rogers. "Returnable Reciprocity: Returnable Gifts Are More Effective Than Unreturnable Gifts at Promoting Virtuous Behaviors." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 161, Supplement (November 2020): 74-84.
Ang, Desmond. "The Birth of a Nation: Media and Racial Hate." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-038, November 2020.
Bai, Jie, Maggie Chen, Jin Liu, and Daniel Yi Xu. "Search and Information Frictions on Global E-Commerce Platforms: Evidence from AliExpress." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-037, November 2020.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Douglas Barrios, Daniela Muhaj, Sehar Noor, Carolina Pan, Miguel Angel Santos, Jorge Tapia, and Bruno Zuccolo. "Emerging Cities as Independent Engines of Growth: The Case of Buenos Aires." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-036, November 2020.
Alsan, Marcella, Katherine Eriksson, and Gregory Niemesh. "Understanding the Success of the Know-Nothing Party." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-035, November 2020.