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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

Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Selcuk Ozyurt, and Niharika Singh. "Upping the Ante: The Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-019, July 2018.
Borjas, George. "EXODUS: How Migration Is Changing Our World." Review of Lessons from Immigration Economics, by Collier, Paul. Independent Review, 22.3, Winter 2018: 329-340.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Ljubica Nedelkoska. "Welcome Home in a Crisis: Effects of Return Migration on the Non-Migrants’ Wages and Employment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-015, January 2017.
Hanna, Rema, Gabriel Kreindler, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Citywide Effects of High-Occupancy Vehicle Restrictions: Evidence from the Elimination of “3-in-1” in Jakarta." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-008, December 2016.
Gomez-Lievano, Andres, Oscar Patterson-Lomba, and Ricardo Hausmann. "Explaining the Prevalence, Scaling and Variance of Urban Phenomena." Nature Human Behaviour 1 (December 2016).
Clemens, Michael, and Lant Pritchett. "The New Case for Migration Restrictions: An Assessment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-054, December 2016.
Chen, Martha. "Expanding the Economic Potential of Women Informal Workers." Secretariat, UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, December 2016.
Chen, Martha, Sally Roever, and Caroline Skinner. "Urban Livelihoods: Reviewing the Evidence in Support of the New Urban Agenda." Environment and Urbanization Brief No. 34 (November 2016).
Chen, Martha, Sally Roever, and Caroline Skinner. "Editorial: Urban Livelihoods: Reframing Theory and Policy." Environment and Urbanization 28.2 (September 2016): 1-12.
Chen, Martha and Shalini Sinha. "Home-Based Workers and Cities." Environment and Urbanization 28.2 (September 2016): 343-358.
Chen, Martha. "Technology, Informal Workers and Cities: Insights from Ahmedabad (India), Durban (South Africa) and Lima (Peru)." Environment and Urbanization 28.2 (September 2016): 405-422.
von Broembsen, Marlese, and Martha Chen. "Eliminating Legal Barriers from the Perspective of the Informal Economy." Secretariat, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, September 2016.
Klugman, Jeni, Laura Tyson, and Panel and Deputy Panel Members of UN High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment (including Martha Chen). "Leave No One Behind: A Call to Action for Gender Equality and Women's Economic Empowerment." Secretariat, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, September 2016.
Chen, Martha. "The Informal Economy: Recent Trends, Future Directions." New Solutions 26 (August 2016): 2.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rukmini Banerji, James Berry, Esther Duflo, Harini Kannan, Shobhini Mukerji, Marc Shotland, and Michael Walton. "Mainstreaming an Effective Intervention: Evidence from Randomized Evaluations of “Teaching at the Right Level” in India." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-043, August 2016.
Chen, Martha. "The Urban Informal Economy: Towards More Inclusive Cities." Urbanet, August 2016.
Besley, Timothy, Jessica Leight, Rohini Pande, and Vijayendra Rao. "Long-Run Impacts of Land Regulation: Evidence from Tenancy Reform in India." Journal of Development Economics 118 (January 2016): 72-87.
Alatas, Vivi, Abhijit Banerjee, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Rema Hanna, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Network Structure and the Aggregation of Information: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia." The American Economic Review 106.7 (July 2016): 1663-1704.
Alatas, Vivi, Ririn Purnamasari, Matthew Wai-Poi, Abhijit Banerjee, Benjamin A. Olken, and Rema Hanna. "Self-Targeting: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia." Journal of Political Economy 124.2 (April 2016): 371-427.
Mukerji, Shobhini, and Michael Walton. "Learning the Right Lessons." India Infrastructure Report 2012: Private Sector in Education, April 2016.
Arceo, Eva, Rema Hanna, and Paulina Oliva. "Does the Effect of Pollution on Infant Mortality Differ Between Developing and Developed Countries? Evidence from Mexico City." The Economic Journal 126.591 (March 2016): 257-280.
Hanna, Rema, and Paulina Oliva. "Implications of Climate Change for Children in Developing Countries." Future of Children 26.1 (Spring 2016): 115-132.
Hanna, Rema, Esther Duflo, and Michael Greenstone. "Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves." American Economic Review 8.1 (February 2016): 80-114.
Hanna, Rema, and Benjamin Olken. "Strengthening Safety Nets for the Poor." Jakarta Post, January 12, 2016.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rema Hanna, Jordan C. Kyle, Benjamin A. Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto. "Contracting Out the Last-Mile of Service Delivery: Subsidized Food Distribution in Indonesia." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-001, January 2016.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rema Hanna, Gabriel Kreindler, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Debunking the Stereotype of the Lazy Welfare Recipient: Evidence from Cash Transfer Programs Worldwide." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-076, December 2015.
Levy, Dan, Joshua Yardley, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Getting an Honest Answer: Clickers in the Classroom." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-071, June 2016 (Revised from November 2015).
Hanna, Rema, and Benjamin Olken. "Cash Transfers to Indonesia's Poor Don't Discourage Work." Jakarta Globe, October 31, 2015.
Das, Veena, and Michael Walton. "Political Leadership and the Urban Poor." Current Anthropology 56 (October, 2015): S44-S54.
Clark, William C. "London: A Multi-Century Struggle for Sustainable Development in an Urban Environment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-047, August 2015.
Pritchett, Lant, and Martina Viarengo. "The State, Socialisation, and Private Schooling: When Will Governments Support Alternative Producers?" Journal of Development Studies 51.7 (July 2015): 784-807.
Pritchett, Lant, and Martina Viarengo. "Does Public Sector Control Reduce Variance in School Quality?" Education Economics 23.5 (August 2015): 557-576.
Barnhardt, Sharon, Erica Field, and Rohini Pande. "Moving to Opportunity or Isolation? Network Effects of a Randomized Housing Lottery in Urban India." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-043, August 2015.
Pritchett, Lant, and Yamini Aiyar. "Value Subtraction in Public Sector Production: Accounting Versus Economic Cost of Primary Schooling in India." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-027, June 2015.
Vanek, Joann, Martha Chen, and Govindan Raveendran. "A Guide to Obtaining Data on Types of Informal Workers in Official Statistics." WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 8, May 2015.
Hanna, Rema, and Paulina Oliva. "Moving Up the Energy Ladder: The Effect of an Increase in Economic Well-Being on the Fuel Consumption Choices of the Poor in India." American Economic Review 105.5 (May 2015): 242-246.
Hanna, Rema, and Paulina Oliva. "The Effect of Pollution on Labor Supply: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Mexico City." Journal of Public Economics 122 (February 2015): 68-79.
Pritchett, Lant, and Amanda Beatty. "Slow Down, You’re Going Too Fast: Matching Curricula to Student Skill Levels." International Journal of Educational Development 40 (January 2015): 276-288.
Levy, Dan, and Josh Bookin. "Cold Calling and Web Postings: Do They Improve Students’ Preparation and Learning in Statistics?" Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 14.5 (December 2014): 92-109.
Hausmann, Ricardo. "Gender Gap Report 2014." World Economic Forum, November 2014.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "Report Cards: The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Educational Markets." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-052, October 2014.
Campante, Filipe R., and Davin Chor. "The People Want the Fall of the Regime”: Schooling, Political Protest, and the Economy." Journal of Comparative Economics 42.3 (August 2014): 495-517.
Hanna, Rema, Sendhil Mullainathan, and Joshua Schwartzstein. "Learning Through Noticing: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment." Quarterly Journal of Economics 129.3 (August 2014): 1311-1353.
Chen, Martha, Roopa Madhav, and Kaplana Sharma. "Legal Reforms for the Self-Employed: Three Urban Cases." The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations 50.1 (July 2014): 133-150.
Dogan, Pinar, and Dani Rodrik. Yargi, Cemaat ve Bir Darbe Kurgusunun Iç Yüzü. Destek Yayinevi, 2014.
Chen, Martha. "Statistics on the Informal Economy: Definitions, Regional Estimates & Challenges." WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 2, April 2014.
Pritchett, Lant. "The Risks to Education Systems from Design Mismatch and Global Isomorphism." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-017, April 2014.
Chen, Martha. "Informal Economy Monitoring Study Sector Report: Home-Based Workers." Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, April 2014.
Chen, Martha, and Govindan Raveendran. "Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Patterns." WIEGO Working Paper No. 7, January 2014.
Chen, Martha. "Women in Informal Employment." Toolkit: Learning and Working in the Informal Economy. Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit, 2014.