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

Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
Deborah Avant, Marie Berry, Erica Chenoweth, Rachel Epstein, Cullen Hendrix, Oliver Kaplan, and Timothy Sisk, eds. Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Ming Lu. "Human-Capital Externalities in China." National Bureau of Economic Research, August 2018.
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." Journal of Human Resources 53 (Winter 2018): 1-31.
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.
Chauvin, Juan Pablo, Edward Glaeser, Yueran Ma, and Kristina Tobio. "What Is Different About Urbanization in Rich and Poor Countries? Cities in Brazil, China, India and the United States." Journal of Urban Economics 98 (March 2017): 17-49.
Glaeser, Edward, Wei Huang, Yueran Ma, and Andrei Shleifer. "A Real Estate Boom with Chinese Characteristics." Journal of Economic Perspectives 31.1 (Winter 2017).
Chen, Martha, and Frances Lund. "Overcoming Barriers and Addressing Gender Dimensions in Universal Health Care for Informal Workers: Lessons from India and Thailand." Social Protection for Informal Workers in Asia. Ed. Sri Wening Handayani. Asian Development Bank, 2016.
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.
Fang, Hai, Karen N. Eggleston, John A. Rizzo, Scott Rozelle, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Returns to Education in China: Evidence from the 1986 Compulsory Education Law." Policy Challenges from Demographic Change in China and India. Ed. Karen Eggleston. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, 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.
Chauvin, Juan Pablo, Edward Glaeser, Yueran Ma, and Kristina Tobio. "What Is Different about Urbanization in Rich and Poor Countries? Cities in Brazil, China, India and the United States." Journal of Urban Economics (19 May 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.
Das, Veena, and Michael Walton. "Political Leadership and the Urban Poor." Current Anthropology 56 (October, 2015): S44-S54.
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.
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.
Chen, Lincoln, Jennifer Ryan, and Tony Saich. "Introduction: Philanthropy for Health in China: Distinctive Roots and Future Prospects." Philanthropy for Health in China. Ed. Jennifer Ryan, Lincoln C. Chen, and Tony Saich. Indiana University Press, 2014, 1-15.
Chen, Martha. "Statistics on the Informal Economy: Definitions, Regional Estimates & Challenges." WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 2, April 2014.
Ryan, Jennifer, Lincoln C. Chen, and Tony Saich, eds. Philanthropy for Health in China. Indiana University Press, 2014.
Chen, Martha. "Informal Economy Monitoring Study Sector Report: Home-Based Workers." Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, April 2014.
Juma, Calestous. "Technology and the Reinvention of Education in Africa." Technology in Africa—2014 Digest. Ed. Tefo Mohapi. iafrikan.com, February 2014.
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).
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.
Bhabha, Jacqueline. "Enforcing Girls' Access to Secondary Education: A Human Rights Imperative." Huffington Post. July 1, 2013.
Cunningham, Edward. "The Jinyuan Group: China’s Energy Boom and the Rise of Local Government Entrepreneurs." 2013.
Saich, Anthony. "Developing Social Citizenship? A Case Study of Education and Health Services in Yantian Village, Guangdong." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-053, 2012.
Fang, Hai, Karen N. Eggleston, John A. Rizzo, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Jobs and Kids: Female Employment and Fertility in China." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-054, November 2012.
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.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Putting China at Ease." Boston Globe, August 23, 2012.
Juma, Calestous. "Building New Agricultural Universities in Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-026, June 2012.
Pritchett, Lant. "Achilles’ Heel of Social Policy." Indian Express, June 6, 2012.
Hanna, Rema, Esther Duflo, and Michael Greenstone. "Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-015, May 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.
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.
Zheng, Siqi, Rui Wang, Edward L. Glaeser, and Matthew E. Kahn. "The Greenness of China: Household Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Urban Development." Journal of Economic Geography 11.5 (September 2011): 761-792.
Gómez-Ibáñez, José A., Nick Hornig, and Justin Brandon. "The Gridlocked Commute: A Study of Jakarta's Transportation Problems." Harvard Asia Quarterly 13.4 (Winter 2011): 31-45.
Fang, Hai, Karen N. Eggleston, John A. Rizzo, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Jobs and Kids: Female Employment and Fertility in Rural China." Vox. June 5, 2010.
Zheng, Siqi, Rui Wang, Edward L. Glaeser, and Matthew E. Kahn. "The Greenness of China: Household Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Urban Development." NBER Working Papers 15621, December 2009.
Levy, Dan, Harounan Kazianga, Leigh Linden, and Matt Sloan. "Impact Evaluation of Burkina Faso's BRIGHT Program, Final Report." Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., May 2009.
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.