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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

Ang, Desmond. "The Effects of Police Violence on Inner-City Students." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-016, June 2020.
Borjas, George. "The Wage Impact of the Marielitos: A Reappraisal." ILR Review 70.5 (October 2017): 1077-1110.
Borjas, George. "Still More on Mariel: The Role of Race." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-029, June 2017.
Goodman, Joshua, Shaun Dougherty, Darryl Hill, Erica Litke, and Lindsay Page. "Objective Course Placement and College Readiness: Evidence from Targeted Middle School Math Acceleration." Economics of Education Review 58 (June 2017): 141-161.
Goodman, Joshua, Michael Hurwitz, and Jonathan Smith. "Access to Four-Year Public Colleges And Degree Completion." Journal of Labor Economics (2017).
Schueler, Beth, Joshua Goodman, and David Deming. "Can States Take Over and Turn Around School Districts? Evidence from Lawrence, Massachusetts." Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 39.2 (January 2017): 311-332.
Goodman, Joshua, Melkers, Julia, and Pallais, Amanda. "Can Online Delivery Increase Access to Education?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-035, September 2016.
Goodman, Joshua. "Skills, Schools, and Credit Constraints: Evidence from Massachusetts." Education Finance and Policy 5.1 (Winter 2010): 36-53.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Aiming Higher Together: Strategizing Better Educational Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color." Urban Institute Research Report, May 2016.
Peterson, Paul E. "Teachers and Schools are Funded at a Higher Rate than Most People Know." Washington Times, August 13, 2015.
Kraft, Matthew A., and Todd Rogers. "The Underutilized Potential of Teacher-to-Parent Communication: Evidence from a Field Experiment." Economics of Education Review 47 (August 2015): 49-63.
Dougherty, Shaun, Joshua Goodman, Darryl Hill, Erica Litke, and Lindsay C. Page. "Early Math Coursework and College Readiness: Evidence from Targeted Middle School Math Acceleration." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-044, August 2015.
Peterson, Paul E., and Martin R. West. "Even Teachers are No Fans of Forced Union Payments." Wall Street Journal, 266.13, 7/16/2015, A11.
Dobbie, Will and Roland Fryer. "The Impact of Voluntary Youth Service on Future Outcomes: Evidence from Teach for America." Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 15.3 (July 2015): 1031-1066.
Henderson, Michael B., Philipp Lergetporer, Paul E.Peterson, Katharina Werner, Martin R. West, and Ludger Woessmann. "Is Seeing Believing? How Americans and Germans Think about Their Schools." The Program on Education Policy and Governance, 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.
Borjas, George, Kirk B. Doran, and Ying Shen. "Ethnic Complementarities After the Opening of China: How Chinese Graduate Students Affected the Productivity of Their Advisors." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-020, April 2015.
Gehlbach, Hunter, Maureen E. Brinkworth, Aaron M. King, Laura M. Hsu, Joe McIntyre, and Todd Rogers. "Creating Birds of Similar Feathers: Leveraging Similarity to Improve Teacher-Student Relationships and Academic Achievement." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-017, April 2015.
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.
Chingos, Matthew M., and Paul E. Peterson. "Experimentally Estimated Impacts of School Vouchers on College Enrollment and Degree Attainment." Journal of Public Economics 122 (February 2015): 1-12.
Avery, Christopher. "The Amherst Telementoring Program for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students: Results of a Pilot Study with a Randomized Controlled Trial." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-055, November 2014.
Goodman, Joshua, Michael Hurwitz, Jonathan Smith, and Julia Fox. "The Relationship Between Siblings’ College Choices: Evidence from One Million SAT-Taking Families." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-043, September 2014.
Kellerman, Barbara, and Deborah Rhode. "Women at the Top: The Pipeline Reconsidered." Women and Leadership in Higher Education. Ed. Karen Longman and Susan Madsen. Information Age Publishing, 2014.
Dobbie, Will and Roland Fryer. "The Impact of Attending a School with High-Achieving Peers: Evidence from the New York City Exam Schools." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 6.3 (July 2014): 58-75.
Peterson, Paul E., Michael Henderson, and Martin R. West. Teachers Versus the Public: What Americans Think about Schools and How to Fix Them. Brookings Institution Press, 2014.
Juma, Calestous. "Technology and the Reinvention of Education in Africa." Technology in Africa—2014 Digest. Ed. Tefo Mohapi. iafrikan.com, February 2014.
Dobbie, Will and Richard Fryer. "Getting Beneath the Veil of Effective Schools: Evidence from New York City." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 4.5 (October 2013): 28-60.
Glaeser, Edward L., Steve Poftak, and Kristina Tobio. "What Do Parents Want? An Exploration of School Preferences Expressed by Boston Parents." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-024, July 2013.
Kazianga, Harounan, Dan Levy, Leigh L. Linden, and Matt Sloan. "The Effects of "Girl-Friendly" Schools: Evidence from the BRIGHT School Construction Program in Burkina Faso." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5.3 (July 2013): 41-62.
Cohodes, Sarah, and Joshua Goodman. "Merit Aid, College Quality and College Completion: Massachusetts’ Adams Scholarship as an In-Kind Subsidy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-005, May 2013 (Revised from March 2013).
Avery, Christopher, Mark Glickman, Caroline Hoxby, and Andrew Metrick. "A Revealed Preference Ranking of U.S. Colleges and Universities." Quarterly Journal of Economics 128.1 (February 2013): 425-467.
Wilson, William Julius. "Poverty, Politics, and a 'Circle of Promise': Holistic Education Policy in Boston and the Challenge of Institutional Entrenchment." Journal of Urban Affairs (published online, January 3, 2013).
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "Immigration and American Power." Korea Times, December 16, 2012.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Conceiving Regional Pathways to Prosperity Systems." Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs in Metropolitan America. Ed. Laura Perna. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.
Campante, Filipe R., and Davin Chor. "The Educated Middle Class, their Economic Prospects, and the Arab Spring." World Financial Review. September 2012.
Chingos, Matthew M., and Paul E. Peterson. "A Generation of School-Voucher Success." Wall Street Journal, August 23, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Scholars Hurt By Quality of State Colleges." Boston Globe, August 8, 2012.
Goodman, Joshua. "Gold Standards?: State Standards Reform and Student Achievement." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-031, August 2012.
Borjas, George, and Kirk B. Doran. "The Collapse of the Soviet Union and the Productivity of American Mathematicians." Quarterly Journal of Economics 127.3 (August 2012): 1143-1203.
Baicker, Katherine, and Amitabh Chandra. "The Health Care Jobs Fallacy." New England Journal of Medicine 366.26 (June 28, 2012): 2433-2435.
Juma, Calestous. "Building New Agricultural Universities in Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-026, June 2012.
Gergen, David, and Michael Zuckerman. "A Victory for Curbs on Public Worker Unions." CNN.com, June 6, 2012.
Peterson, Paul E., William Howell, and Martin West. "Teachers Unions Have a Popularity Problem." Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2012.
Kayyem, Juliette. "The Self-Destruction of Arizona." Boston Globe, April 9, 2012.
Peterson, Paul E. "Obama’s Education Grade Left Behind By Bush’s." Washington Times, April 5, 2012.
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.
Borjas, George, and Kirk B. Doran. "The Collapse of the Soviet Union and the Productivity of American Mathematicians." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-004, February 2012.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Modernizing Federal Influence on American Schools." Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit: Lessons from a Half-Century of Federal Efforts to Improve America's Schools. Ed. Frederick M. Hess and Andrew P. Kelly. Harvard Education Press, 2012, 253-272.
Peterson, Paul E. "A Blue State Bailout In Disguise." Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2011.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Unleash the Entrepreneurs." City Journal, 21.4, Fall 2011.