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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

de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, and Michael Hankinson. "Concentrated Burdens: How Self-Interest and Partisanship Shape Opinion on Opioid Treatment Policy." American Political Science Review 113.4 (November 2019): 1078-1084.
Chandra, Amitabh. "The Past and Future of the Affordable Care Act." Journal of the American Medical Association 316.5 (August 2016): 497-499.
Chandra, Amitabh, Amy Finkelstein, Adam Sacarny, and Chad Syverson. "Healthcare Exceptionalism? Performance and Allocation in the U.S. Healthcare Sector." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-058, October 2015.
Newhouse, Joseph P. "The Use of Experiments in Health Care." The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Ed. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Bensimon, Arielle G., Miguel A. Hernan, Teresa Gibson, Vicki Fung, Michael Chernew, Mary B. Landrum, Joseph P. Newhouse, Mark Schuster, and John Hsu. "Comparative Effectiveness of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Against Cervical Abnormalities by Dose Level in a Cohort of Privately-Insured U.S. Girls." Value in Health 18.3 (May 2015).
Newhouse, Joseph P. "How Much Selection Is Left in Medicare Advantage?" American Journal of Health Economics 1.1 (Winter 2015): 1-26.
Chen, Christopher, Gabriel Scheffler, and Amitabh Chandra. "Readmission Penalties and Health Insurance Expansions: A Dispatch from Massachusetts." Journal of Hospital Medicine 9.11 (November 2014): 681–687.
Newhouse, Joseph P., and Alan M. Garber. "Geographic Variation in Medicare Services." New England Journal of Medicine 368.16 (April 18, 2013): 1465-1468.
Newhouse, Joseph P., Jie Huang, Mary Price, J. Michael McWilliams, and John Hsu. "Steps To Reduce Favorable Risk Selection In Medicare Advantage Largely Succeeded, Boding Well For Health Insurance Exchanges." Health Affairs 31.12 (December 2012): 2618-2628.
McWilliams, J. Michael, John Hsu, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "New Risk-Adjustment System Was Associated With Reduced Favorable Selection In Medicare Advantage." Health Affairs 31.12 (December 2012): 2630-2640.
Reed, Mary E., Ilana Graetz, Vicki Fung, Joseph P. Newhouse, and John Hsu. "In Consumer-Directed Health Plans, A Majority Of Patients Were Unaware Of Free Or Low-Cost Preventive Care." Health Affairs 31.12 (December 2012): 2641-2648.
Seabury, Seth A., Anupam B. Jena, and Amitabh Chandra. "Trends in the Earnings of Health Care Professionals in the United States, 1987-2010." Journal of the American Medical Association 308.20 (2012): 2083-2085.
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." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-050, November 2012.
Graetz, Ilana, Mary Reed, Vicki Fung, Will Dow, Joseph P. Newhouse, and John Hsu. "COBRA ARRA Subsidies: Was the Carrot Enticing Enough?" Health Services Research 47.5 (October 2012): 1970-1988.
Berndt, Ernst, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Pricing and Reimbursement in U.S. Pharmaceutical Markets." The Economics of the Biopharmaceutical Industry. Ed. Patricia M. Danzon and Sean Nicholson. Oxford University Press, 2012.
Baum, Matthew A. "Partisan Media and Attitude Polarization: The Case of Healthcare Reform." Regulatory Breakdown The Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Regulation. Ed. Cary Coglianese. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012, 118-142.
Fung, Vicki, Mary Price, Alisa Busch, Bruce Fireman, Rita Hui, Mary Beth Landrum, Richard G. Frank, Joseph P. Newhouse, and John Hsu. "Medicare Part D Cost Sharing and Antipsychotic Use in Two Medicare Advantage Plans." Clinical Medicine and Research 10.3 (August 2012): 182.
Finkelstein, Amy, Sarah Taubman, Bill Wright, Mira Bernstein, Jonathan Gruber, Joseph P. Newhouse, Heidi Allen, Katherine Baicker, and the Oregon Health Study Group. "The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment: Evidence from the First Year." Quarterly Journal of Economics 127.3 (August 2012): 1057-1106.
Reed, Mary, Huihui Wang, Ilana Graetz, Vicki Fung, Joseph P. Newhouse, and John Hsu. "Consumer Directed Health Plans with Health Savings Accounts: Whose Skin Is in the Game and How Do Costs Affect Care-Seeking." Medical Care 50.7 (July 2012): 585-590.
Gergen, David. "Are Voters Ready to Move on?" CNN.com, June 28, 2012.
Baicker, Katherine, and Amitabh Chandra. "The Health Care Jobs Fallacy." New England Journal of Medicine 366.26 (June 28, 2012): 2433-2435.
Gergen, David, and Michael Zuckerman. "Supreme Court in a No-Win Position on Obamacare?" CNN.com, June 12, 2012.
Jena, Anupam B., Amitabh Chandra, Darius Lakdawalla, and Seth Seabury. "Outcomes of Medical Malpractice Litigation Against US Physicians." Archives of Internal Medicine 172.11 (June 2012): 892-889.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Mass. Health Care Debate Pits Cost vs. Quality — and Young vs. Old." Boston Globe, May 17, 2012.
Baicker, Katherine, Amitabh Chandra, and Jonathan S. Skinner. "Saving Money or Just Saving Lives? Improving the Productivity of US Health Care Spending." Annual Review of Economics 4 (2012): 12.1-12.24.
Finkelstein, Amy, Sarah Taubman, Bill Wright, Mira Bernstein, Jonathan Gruber, Joseph P. Newhouse, Heidi Allen, Katherine Baicker, and the Oregon Health Study Group. "The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment: Evidence from the First Year." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series and NBER Working Papers (RWP11-040 and 17190), October 2011.
Chen, Christopher, Gabriel Scheffler, and Amitabh Chandra. "Massachusetts' Health Care Reform and Emergency Department Utilization." New England Journal of Medicine 365.12 (September 22, 2011).
Sood, Neeraj, Peter J. Huckfeldt, José J. Escarce, David C. Grabowski, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Medicare’s Bundled Payment Pilot For Acute And Postacute Care: Analysis And Recommendations On Where To Begin." Health Affairs 30.9 (September 2011): 1708-1717.
Liebman, Jeffrey. "Cut Medicare, Help Patients." New York Times, August 22, 2011.
Fung, Vicki, Richard J. Brand, Joseph P. Newhouse, and John Hsu. "Using Medicare Data for Comparative Effectiveness Research: Opportunities and Challenges." American Journal of Managed Care 17.7 (July 2011): 488-496.
Chandra, Amitabh, Jonathan Gruber, and Robin McKnight. "The Importance of the Individual Mandate — Evidence from Massachusetts." New England Journal of Medicine 364.4 (January 2011): 293-295.
Ruggie, Mary. "Health Care as a Right of Social Citizenship in the US: The US in Historical and Comparative Perspective." Paper for the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, August 14-17, 2010.
Chandra, Amitabh. "Comment: Health and Well-Being in Udaipur and South Africa." Developments in the Economics of Aging. Ed. David A. Wise. National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report Series, University of Chicago Press, 2009.