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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.
Gomez-Lievano, Andres, Oscar Patterson-Lomba, and Ricardo Hausmann. "Explaining the Prevalence, Scaling and Variance of Urban Phenomena." Nature Human Behaviour 1 (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 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 Urban Informal Economy: Towards More Inclusive Cities." Urbanet, August 2016.
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.
Mukerji, Shobhini, and Michael Walton. "Learning the Right Lessons." India Infrastructure Report 2012: Private Sector in Education, April 2016.
Das, Veena, and Michael Walton. "Political Leadership and the Urban Poor." Current Anthropology 56 (October, 2015): S44-S54.
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.
Chen, Martha. "Statistics on the Informal Economy: Definitions, Regional Estimates & Challenges." WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 2, April 2014.
Chen, Martha. "Informal Economy Monitoring Study Sector Report: Home-Based Workers." Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, April 2014.
Chen, Martha. "Women in Informal Employment." Toolkit: Learning and Working in the Informal Economy. Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit, 2014.
Chen, Martha, and Govindan Raveendran. "Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Patterns." WIEGO Working Paper No. 7, January 2014.
Glaeser, Edward L. "A World of Cities: The Causes and Consequences of Urbanization in Poorer Countries." National Bureau of Economic Research, December 2013.
Ortega, Daniel, and Lant Pritchett. "Much Higher Schooling, Much Lower Wages: Human Capital and Economic Collapse in Venezuela." Venezuela Before Chávez: Anatomy of an Economic Collapse. Ed. Ricardo Hausmann and Francisco R. Rodríguez. Penn State University Press, 2013.
Alatas, Vivi, Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken, Ririn Purnamasari, and Matthew Wai-Poi. "Does Elite Capture Matter? Local Elites and Targeted Welfare Programs in Indonesia." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-008, April 2013.
Chen, Martha. "Women and the Informal Economy: Economic Actors and Global Leaders." Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change. Ed. Trish Tierney. Institute of International Education Foundation, 2013.
Cunningham, Edward. "The Jinyuan Group: China’s Energy Boom and the Rise of Local Government Entrepreneurs." 2013.
Juma, Calestous. "Poor Infrastructure Is Africa's Soft Underbelly." Forbes, October 25, 2012.
Hanna, Rema, Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Network Structure and the Aggregation of Information: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series and CID Working Papers (RWP12-043 and 246), October 2012.
Campante, Filipe R., and Davin Chor. "The Educated Middle Class, their Economic Prospects, and the Arab Spring." World Financial Review. September 2012.
Duflo, Esther, Rema Hanna, and Stephen P. Ryan. "Incentives Work: Getting Teachers to Come to School." American Economic Review 102.4 (June 2012): 1241-1278.
Chen, Martha. "The Informal Economy in Comparative Perspective." A Handbook of Economic Anthropology. Ed. James G. Carrier. Edward Elgar Pub, 2012.
Jayachandran, Seema, and Rohini Pande. "Introduction to Issue on Malnutrition." CESifo Economic Studies 58.2 (April 26, 2012): 253-255.
Campante, Filipe R., and Davin Chor. "Why was the Arab World Poised for Revolution? Schooling, Economic Opportunities, and the Arab Spring." Journal of Economic Perspectives 26.2 (Spring 2012): 167-188.
Bane, Mary Jo. "The Churches, Foreign Policy, and Global Poverty: New Approaches? New Partnerships?" Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland Working Paper, November 2011.
Chen, Martha and G. Raveendran. Urban India 2011: Evidence. Indian Institute for Human Settlements, 2011.
Chen, Martha. "Recognizing Domestic Workers, Regulating Domestic Work: Conceptual, Measurement, and Regulatory Challenges." Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue Femmes et Droit 23.1 (April 2011): 167-184.
Chen, Martha. "Informality, Poverty, and Gender in the Global South." The International Handbook Of Gender And Poverty. Ed. Sylvia Chant. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010.
Field, Erica, Seema Jayachandran, and Rohini Pande. "Do Traditional Institutions Constrain Female Entrepreneurship? A Field Experiment on Business Training in India." American Economic Review 100.2 (May 2010): 125–29.
Chen, Martha. "The Self-Employed Women’s Association." Social Movements II: Concerns of Equity and Security. Ed. T. K. Oommen. Oxford University Press, December 2009.
Pritchett, Lant. The Policy Irrelevance of the Economics of Education: Is 'Normative as Positive' Useless, or Worse? What Works in Development? Thinking Big and Thinking Small. Ed. William Easterly and Jessica Cohen. Brookings Institution Press, 2009, 130-165.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Laura D. Tyson, Saadia Zahidi, eds. The Global Gender Gap Report. World Economic Forum, 2009.
Pritchett, Lant, and Martina Viarengo. Producing Superstars for the Economic Mundial: The Mexican Predicament with Quality of Education. The Mexico Competitiveness Report. Ed. Ricardo Hausmann, Emilio Lozoya Austin, and Irene Mia. World Economic Forum, 2009, 71-90.
Campante, Filipe R., and Edward L. Glaeser. "Yet Another Tale of Two Cities: Buenos Aires and Chicago." NBER Working Papers 15104, June 2009.
Bali, Namrata, Kaushik Basu, Suman Bery, Haroon Bhorat, Françoise Carré, Martha Chen, Gary Fields, Ravi Kanbur, Santiago Levy, Francie Lund, Jeemol Unni and Imraan Valodia. "Informal Sector and Social Policy: Compendium of Personal and Technical Reflections. Cornell-SEWA-WIEGO Exposure and Dialogue Program." WIEGO, March 2009.
Clemens, Michael, Claudio Montenegro, and Lant Pritchett. "The Place Premium: Wage Differences for Identical Workers Across the US Border." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP09-004, January 2009.
Chen, Martha, and Donna Doane. "Informality in South Asia: A Review." WIEGO Working Paper No. 4, September 2008.
Chen, Martha. "Informal Economies." International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies. Ed. Stewart Clegg and James R. Bailey. Sage, 2008.
Chen, Martha. "Informality and Social Protection: Theories and Realities." IDS Bulletin 39.2 (May 2008): 18-27.
Chen, Martha. "Women and Informality: A Global Picture, the Global Movement." SAIS Review 21.1 (Winter-Spring 2001): 71-82.
Chen, Martha, Jennefer Sebstad, and Lesley O'Connell. "Counting the Invisible Workforce: The Case of Homebased Workers." World Development 27.3 (March 1999): 603-610.