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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.

Faculty Publications

Battilana, Julie, Leszek Krol, Kara Sheppard-Jones, and Alexandra Ubalijoro. "Beyond a niche approach: Could social business become the norm?" Social Economy Science: Transforming the Economy and Making Society More Resilient. Ed. Gorgi Krlev, Dominika Wruk, Giulio Pasi, and Marika Bernhard. Oxford University Press, 2024.
Bok, Derek. Attacking the Elites: What Critics Get Wrong—and Right—About America's Leading Universities. Yale University Press, 2024.
Nelson, Jonathan K., and Richard J. Zeckhauser. Risks in Renaissance Art: Production, Purchase, and Reception. Cambridge University Press, 2024.
Saich, Anthony, and Kunling Zhang. Institutional Change and Adaptive Efficiency: A Study of China's Hukou System Evolution. World Scientific, 2023.
Lawrence, Robert Z. Behind the Curve: Can Manufacturing Still Provide Inclusive Growth? Columbia University Press, 2023.
Berdahl, Jennifer L., Marianne Cooper, Peter Glick, Robert W. Livingston, and Joan C. Williams. "Workplace masculinity contests and culture." Routledge Handbook on Men, Masculinities and Organizations. Ed. Jeff Hearn, Kadri Aavik, David L. Collinson, and Anika Thym. Routledge, 2024.
Collins, Hanne K., Julia A. Minson, Ariella Kristal, and Alison Wood Brooks. "Conveying and Detecting Listening During Live Conversation." Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (2023): 1-22.
Jameson, Jacob, Soroush Saghafian, Robert S. Huckman, and Nicole Hodgson. "To Batch or Not to Batch: Test-Ordering Variability in the Emergency Department and the Impact on Care Delivery." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-032, November 2023.
Clark, Chelsey S., Elizabeth Levy Paluck, Sean J. Westwood, Maya Sen, Neil Malhotra, and Stephen Jessee. "Effects of a US Supreme Court ruling to restrict abortion rights." nature human behaviour (9 November 2023).
Linos, Elizabeth, Sanaz Mobasseri, and Nina Roussille. "Asymmetric Peer Effects at Work: The Effect of White Coworkers on Black Women's Careers." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-031, November 2023.
Grindle, Merilee. In the Shadow of Quetzalcoatl: Zelia Nuttall and the Search for Mexico’s Ancient Civilizations. Harvard University Press, 2023.
Filippas, Apostolos, John J. Horton, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "The Surprisingly Low Cost of Free Goods: Evidence from a Field Experiment." November 4, 2023.
Orfanoudaki, Agni, Curtiss B. Cook, Soroush Saghafian, Janna Castro, Heidi E. Kosiorek, Harini A. Chakkera. "Diabetes mellitus and blood glucose variability increases the 30-day readmission rate after kidney transplantation." Clinical Transplantation (November 3, 2023).
Norris, Pippa. "Big Little Election Lies: Cynical and Credulous Evaluations of Electoral Fraud." Parliamentary Affairs (November 2, 2023).
Dynan, Karen. "High and Rising US Federal Debt: Causes and Implications." Building a More Resilient US Economy. Ed. Melissa S. Kearney, Justin Schardin, and Luke Pardue. Asen Economic Strategy Group, 2023.
Tomkins, Sabina, Joshua Grossman, Lindsay Page, and Sharad Goel. "Showing high-achieving college applicants past admissions outcomes increases undermatching." PNAS 120.45 (October 30, 2023): e2306017120.
Dimmock, Aaron, and Dana Born. "A More Perfect Union: Meaning in the Preamble of the United States Constitution." Journal of Character & Leadership Development 10.3 (Fall 2023): 101-105.
Adbi, Arzi, Matthew Lee, and Jasjit Singh. "Community influence on microfinance loan defaults under crisis conditions: Evidence from Indian demonetization." Strategic Management Journal (October 25, 2023).
Kissinger, Henry A., and Allison, Graham. "The Path to AI Arms Control." Foreign Affairs, October 13, 2023.
Nair, Gautam, and Federico Sturzenegger. "Great Dilution: The Global Impact of the US Inflation Shock on Sovereign Debt." IMF Economic Review (2023).
Alsan, Marcella, Romaine A. Campbell, Lukas Leister, and Ayotomiwa Ojo. "Investigator Racial Diversity and Clinical Trial Participation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-029, October 2023.
Saghafian, Soroush. "Effective Generative AI: The Human-Algorithm Centaur." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-030, October 2023.
Saghafian, Soroush. "Ambiguous Dynamic Treatment Regimes: A Reinforcement Learning Approach." Management Science (2023).
Selin, Noelle E., Amanda Giang, and William C. Clark. "Progress in modeling dynamic systems for sustainable development." PNAS 120.40 (October 3, 2023).
Kuhlman, Elizabeth, and Daniel Schneider. "Most Hourly Workers at Large Service Sector Firms Still Lack Paid Sick Leave." Shift Project Research Brief, October 2023.
Dynan, Karen. "Advanced economies will experience subdued growth, outlook for emerging markets is varied." Peterson Institute for International Economics (September 29, 2023).
Lasky-Fink, Jessica, and Elizabeth Linos. "Improving delivery of the social safety net: The role of stigma." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (September 22, 2023).
Grossman, Joshua, Julian Nyarko, and Sharad Goel. "Reconciling Legal and Empirical Conceptions of Disparate Impact." .
Perlis, Roy H., Kristin Lunz Trujillo, Alauna Safarpour, Alexi Quintana, Matthew D. Simonson, Jasper Perlis, Mauricio Santillana, Katherine Ognyanova, Matthew A. Baum, James N. Druckman, and David Lazer. "Community Mobility and Depressive Symptoms During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States." JAMA Network Open 6.9 (September 27, 2023).
Dynan, Karen. "PIIE projects global economy poised for soft landing." Peterson Institute for International Economics (September 26, 2023).
Lasky-Fink, Jessica, and Elizabeth Linos. "Improving delivery of the social safety net: The role of stigma." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP22-022, November 2022.
Linos, Elizabeth, Jessica Lasky-Fink, Chris Larkin, Lindsay Moore, and Elspeth Kirkman. "The Formality Effect." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-009, January 2023.
Robb, Katharine A., Michelle LaPointe, Kathryn Hemsing, Grant Anderson, James Anderson, and Jorrit de Jong. "Inter-city collaboration: Why and how cities work, learn and advocate together." Global Policy (September 2023).
Chandra, Amitabh, and Benedic Ippolito. "What Does the Inflation Reduction Act Mean for Patients and Physicians?" NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery 4.10 (September 20, 2023).
Caplin, Andrew, David J. Deming, Søren Leth-Petersen, and Ben Weidmann. "Allocative Skill." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-028, September 2023.
Woolcock, Michael. "What Is Distinctive about Religious Inequality? Challenges and Opportunities for Development Policy." Poverty and Prejudice: Religious Inequality and the Struggle for Sustainable Development. Ed. Mariz Tadros, Philip Mader, and Kathryn Cheeseman. Bristol University Press, September 19, 2023, 171-178.
Liu, Naijia, Matthew A. Baum, Adam J. Berinsky, Allison J.B. Chaney, Justin de Benedictis-Kessner, Andy Guess, Dean Knox, Christopher Lucas, Rachel Mariman, and Brandon M. Stewart. "Algorithmic recommendations have limited effects on polarization: A naturalistic experiment on YouTube." September 18, 2023.
Jacoby, Ryan J., Abigail Szkutak, Jin Shin, Jennifer Lerner, and Sabine Wilhelm. "Feeling uncertain despite knowing the risk: Patients with OCD (but not controls) experience known and unknown probabilistic decisions as similarly distressing and uncertain." Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (September 18, 2023).
Brooks, Arthur, and Oprah Winfrey. Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier. Penguin Random House, 2023.
Gaebler, Johann D., Phoebe Barghouty, Sarah Vicol, Cheryl Phillips, and Sharad Goel. "Forgotten but not gone: A multi-state analysis of modern-day debt imprisonment." PLOS One 18.9 (September 13, 2023).
Taylor, Charles A., and Geoffrey Heal. "Fertilizer and Algal Blooms: A Satellite Approach to Assessing Water Quality." Risks in Agricultural Supply Chains. Ed. Pol Antràs and David Zilberman. University of Chicago Press, 2023, 83-106.
Baum, Matthew A., James N. Druckman, Matthew D. Simonson, Jennifer Lin, and Roy H. Perlis. "The Political Consequences of Depression: How Conspiracy Beliefs, Participatory Inclinations, and Depression Affect Support for Political Violence." American Journal of Political Science (September 11, 2023): 1-20.
Mitter, Rana. "Old enemies of democracy: Chinese thinkers plunder the classical world." Review of Plato Goes to China, by Shadi Bartsch. Times Literary Supplement, September 8, 2023.
Sikkink, Kathryn. "How International Relations Theory on Norm Cascades Can Inform the Politics of Climate Change." PS: Political Science & Politics (September 7, 2023): 1-4.
Rogers, Todd, and Jessica Lasky-Fink. Writing for Busy Readers. Penguin Random House, 2023.
Kim, Patricia M., Matthew Turpin, Joseph S. Nye Jr., Jessica Chen Weiss, Eun A Jo, Ryan Hass, and Emilie Kimball. "Should the US pursue a new Cold War with China?" Brookings, September 1, 2023.
Boloori, Alireza, and Soroush Saghafian. "Health and Economic Impacts of Lockdown Policies in the Early Stage of COVID-19 in the United States." Service Science 15.3 (September 2023): 188-211.
Carlana, Michela, Gaia Gaudenzi, and Eliana La Ferrara. "Italy: Tutoring Online Program (TOP): A Successful Global Experience." Inter-American Development Bank, September 2023.
Angelova, Victoria, Will S. Dobbie, and Crystal Yang. "Algorithmic Recommendations and Human Discretion." NBER Working Paper Series, September 2023.
Bachas, Pierre, Matthew Fisher-Post, Anders Jensen, and Gabriel Zucman. "Globalization and Factor Income Taxation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-027, August 2023.