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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

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.
Austin, Benjamin, Edward Glaeser, and Lawrence Summers. "Saving the Heartland: Place-Based Policies in 21st Century America." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (Spring 2018).
Slusky, David J. G., and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Sunlight and Protection Against Influenza." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-007, February 2018.
Alsan, Marcella, John Beshears, Wendy S. Armstrong, James J. Choi, Brigitte C. Madrian, Minh Ly T. Nguyen, Carlos Del Rio, David Laibson, and Vincent C. Marconi. "A Commitment Contract to Achieve Virologic Suppression in Poorly Adherent Patients with HIV/AIDS." AIDS 31.12 (July 2017): 1765-1769.
Shoag, Daniel, and Stan Veuger. "Uncertainty and the Geography of the Great Recession." Journal of Monetary Economics 84 (December 2016): 84-93.
Goodman, Joshua, Melkers, Julia, and Pallais, Amanda. "Can Online Delivery Increase Access to Education?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-035, September 2016.
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, David I. Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian, and Gwendolyn I. Reynolds. "Vaccination Rates are Associated With Functional Proximity But Not Base Proximity of Vaccination Clinics." Medical Care 54.6 (June 2016): 578.
Shoag, Daniel, and Nicholas Carollo. "The Causal Effect of Place: Evidence from Japanese-American Internment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-022, June 2016.
Shoag, Daniel, and Stan Veuger. "No Woman No Crime: Ban the Box, Employment, and Upskilling." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-015, March 2016.
Modestino, Alicia Sasser, Daniel Shoag, and Joshua Ballance. "Downskilling: Changes in Employer Skill Requirements Over the Business Cycle." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-014, March 2016.
Avery, Christopher, Brian Cadman, and Gavin Cassar. "Academics vs. Athletics: Career Concerns for NCAA Division I Coaches." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-013, March 2016.
Shoag, Daniel, and Erich Muehlegger. "Cell Phones and Motor Vehicle Fatalities Final Report." U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program, January 2016.
Bilmes, Linda J. "A Trust Fund for Veterans." Democracy 39 (January 2016): 13.
Sinaiko, Anna D., and Richard Zeckhauser. "Medicare Advantage: What Explains Its Robust Health?" American Journal of Managed Care 21.11 (November 2015): 804-806.
Poterba, James, Steven Venti, and David A. Wise. "What Determines End-of-Life Assets? A Retrospective View." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-067, November 2015.
Cordella, Tito, and Eduardo Levy Yeyati. "CATalytic Insurance: The Case of Natural Disasters." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-055, September 2015.
Avery, Christopher, and Parag A. Pathak. "The Distributional Consequences of Public School Choice." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-053, September 2015.
Smith, Jonathan, Michael Hurwitz, and Christopher Avery. "Giving College Credit Where It Is Due: Advanced Placement Exam Scores and College Outcomes." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-021, May 2015.
Abadie, Alberto, Maria C. Acevedo, Maurice Kugler, and Juan Vargas. "Inside the War on Drugs: Effectiveness and Unintended Consequences of a Large Illicit Crops Eradication Program in Colombia." April 2015.
Abadie, Alberto, Alexis Diamond, and Jens Hainmueller. "Comparative Politics and the Synthetic Control Method." American Journal of Political Science 59.2 (April 2015): 495-510.
Modestino, Alicia Sasser, Daniel Shoag, and Joshua Ballance. "Upskilling: Do Employers Demand Greater Skill When Workers Are Plentiful?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-013, March 2015.
Shoag, Daniel, and Stan Veuger. "Uncertainty and the Geography of the Great Recession." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-014, March 2015.
Glaeser, Edward, and Cass R. Sunstein. "Regulatory Review for the States." National Affairs 20 (Summer 2014): 37-54.
Shoag, Daniel, and Stan Veuger. "Shops and the City: Evidence on Local Externalities and Local Government Policy from Big Box Bankruptcies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-019, April 2014.
Sparrow, Malcolm K. "What Does It Mean to be a Risk-based Regulator?" Beyond Finance - Financial Supervision in the 21st Century. Dutch National Bank Occasional Series, March 2014, 9-14.
Fang, Hai, Karen N. Eggleston, John A. Rizzo, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Jobs and Kids: Female Employment and Fertility in China." IZA Journal of Labor and Development 2.12 (2013).
Kopczuk, Wojciech, Justin Marion, Erich Muehlegger, and Joel Slemrod. "Do the Laws of Tax Incidence Hold? Point of Collection and the Pass-through of State Diesel Taxes." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-027, September 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L., Aaron Chatterji, and William R. Kerr. "Clusters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation." National Bureau of Economic Research, May 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Invest in Massachusetts, but Don’t Play Robin Hood." Boston Globe, January 22, 2013.
Seabury, Seth A., Amitabh Chandra, Darius N. Lakdawalla, and Anupam B. Jena. "On Average, Physicians Spend Nearly 11 Percent Of Their 40-Year Careers With An Open, Unresolved Malpractice Claim." Health Affairs 32.1 (January 2013): 111-119.
Goodman, Joshua, and Levitin, Adam. "Bankruptcy Law and The Cost of Credit: The Impact of Cramdown on Mortgage Interest Rates." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-037, August 2012.
Summers, Lawrence H. "Focus on Equality of Opportunity, Not Outcomes." Reuters, July 16, 2012.
Ganong, Peter, and Daniel Shoag. "Why Has Regional Convergence in the U.S. Stopped?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-028, June 2012.
Kayyem, Juliette. "The Self-Destruction of Arizona." Boston Globe, April 9, 2012.
Huckfeldt, Peter J., Neeraj Sood, José J Escarce, David C. Grabowski, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Effects of Medicare Payment Reform: Evidence from the Home Health Interim and Prospective Payment Systems." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-007, March 2012.
Summers, Lawrence H. "What You (Really) Need to Know." New York Times, January 20, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "In Economists’ Paradise, Lessons for US." Boston Globe, December 19, 2011.
Berndt, Ernst R., Thomas G. McGuire, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "A Primer on the Economics of Prescription Pharmaceutical Pricing in Health Insurance Markets." Forum for Health Economics & Policy 14.2 (Prescription Drug Insurance, Article 10(2011).
Chetty, Raj, John N. Friedman, and Jonah E. Rockoff. "The Long-Term Impacts of Teachers: Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood." NBER Working Papers, December 2011.
Chetty, Raj, John N. Friedman, Nathaniel Hilger, Emmanuel Saez, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, and Danny Yagan. "How Does Your Kindergarten Classroom Affect Your Earnings? Evidence from Project Star." Quarterly Journal of Economics 126.4 (November 2011): 1593-1660.
Glaeser, Edward L. "To Avoid Scandals, Auction off Casino Licenses." Boston.com, October 7, 2011.
Kolesár, Michal, Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Edward L. Glaeser, and Guido W. Imbens. "Identification and Inference with Many Invalid Instruments." NBER Working Papers 17519, October 2011.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Unleash the Entrepreneurs." City Journal, 21.4, Fall 2011.
Newhouse, Joseph P. "Assessing the Effects of Tobacco Policy Changes on Smoking-Related Health Expenditures." After Tobacco: What Would Happen if Americans Stopped Smoking? Ed. Peter Bearman, Kathryn Neckerman, and Leslie Wright. Columbia University Press, 2011, 256-289.
Newhouse, Joseph P. "The Economics of Medical Care." Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. Ed. Dan L. Longo, Anthony S. Fauci, Dennis L. Kasper, Stephen L. Hauser, J. Larry Jameson, and Joseph Loscalzo. McGraw Hill, 2011, e3.
Eggleston, Karen N., Nilay D. Shah, Steven A. Smith, Ernst R. Berndt, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Quality Adjustment for Healthcare Spending on Chronic Disease: Evidence from Diabetes Treatment, 1999-2009." American Economic Review 101.3 (May 2011): 206–11.
Zhang, Yuting, Joseph P. Newhouse and Katherine Baicker. "Are Drugs Substitutes or Complements for Intensive (and Expensive) Medical Treatment." American Economic Review 101.3 (May 2011): 393-397.
Landon, Bruce E., Meredith B. Rosenthal, Sharon-Lise T. Normand, Claire Spettell, Adam Lessler, Howard R. Underwood, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Incentive Formularies: Spending and Utilization for 3 Common Drug Classes." American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits 3.3 (May-June 2011): 152-169.
Chandra, Amitabh, Anupam B. Jena, and Jonathan S. Skinner. "The Pragmatist’s Guide to Comparative Effectiveness Research." Journal of Economic Perspectives 25.2 (Spring 2011): 27–46.