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).
Ang, Desmond. "Do 40-Year-Old Facts Still Matter? Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight under the Voting Rights Act." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11.3 (July 2019): 1-53.
Carlana, Michela and Marco Tabellini. "Happily Ever After: Immigration, Natives’ Marriage, and Fertility." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-035, July 2018.
Ang, Desmond. "Do 40-Year-Old Facts Still Matter? Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight under the Voting Rights Act." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-033, October 2018.
Mayne, Quinton. "Cities on a Hill?" Boston Review. February 13, 2018.
Wright Rigueur, Leah. "For Black Athletes, Wealth Doesn’t Equal Freedom." PBS NewsHour, 10/18/2017.
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.
Jencks, Christopher. "Luck, Chance, and Taxes." Review of Success and Luck, by Robert Frank. The American Interest, 13.1, June 23, 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.
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.
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.
Chandra, Amitabh. "The Past and Future of the Affordable Care Act." Journal of the American Medical Association 316.5 (August 2016): 497-499.
Sparrow, Malcolm K. "Moving Beyond Bratton." New York Times. August 8, 2016.
Wilson, William Julius. "Black Youths, Joblessness, and the Other Side of ‘Black Lives Matter’." Ethnic & Racial Studies 39.8 (June 2016): 1450-1457.
Jencks, Christopher. "Why the Very Poor Have Become Poorer." Review of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer. The New York Review of Books, 63.10, June 9, 2016: 15-17.
Bonica, Adam, Adam Chilton, Jacob Goldin, Kyle Rozema, and Maya Sen. "Measuring Judicial Ideology Using Law Clerk Hiring." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-031, July 2016.
Shoag, Daniel, and Nicholas Carollo. "The Causal Effect of Place: Evidence from Japanese-American Internment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-022, June 2016.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Aiming Higher Together: Strategizing Better Educational Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color." Urban Institute Research Report, May 2016.
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.
Wilson, William Julius. "Cashless Society." Review of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer. New York Times, September 2, 2015: 14-14.
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.
Glaeser, Edward L. "They Can Take It If They Want It." Review of The Grasping Hand, by Ilya Somin. Wall Street Journal, July 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.
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.
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).
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.
Wilson, William Julius. "New Perspectives on the Declining Significance of Race: A Rejoinder." Ethnic & Racial Studies 38.8 (June 2015): 1278-1284.
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.
Jencks, Christopher. "The War on Poverty: Was It Lost?" Review of Legacies of the War on Poverty, ed. Martha J. Bailey and Sheldon Danziger. New York Review of Books, 62.6, April 2015: 82-85.
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.
Shoag, Daniel, and Stan Veuger. "Uncertainty and the Geography of the Great Recession." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-014, March 2015.
Newhouse, Joseph P. "How Much Selection Is Left in Medicare Advantage?" American Journal of Health Economics 1.1 (Winter 2015): 1-26.
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.
Wright Rigueur, Leah. The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power. Princeton University Press, 2015.
Acharya, Avidit, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen. "The Political Legacy of American Slavery." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-057, December 2014.
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.
Bilmes, Linda J. "A Call for a National Strategy on Veterans." Cognoscenti, November 11, 2014.
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.
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.
Glaeser, Edward, and Cass R. Sunstein. "Regulatory Review for the States." National Affairs 20 (Summer 2014): 37-54.
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.
Wilson, William Julius. "More Than Just Race, Being Black and Poor in the Inner City." America’s Growing Inequality The Impact of Poverty and Race. Ed. Chester Hartman. Lexington Books, 2014.