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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

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.
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.
Borjas, George. "The Wage Impact of the Marielitos: A Reappraisal." ILR Review 70.5 (October 2017): 1077-1110.
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).
Glaeser, Edward, Wei Huang, Yueran Ma, and Andrei Shleifer. "A Real Estate Boom with Chinese Characteristics." Journal of Economic Perspectives 31.1 (Winter 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. "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.
Wilson, William Julius. "Black Youths, Joblessness, and the Other Side of ‘Black Lives Matter’." Ethnic & Racial Studies 39.8 (June 2016): 1450-1457.
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).
Das, Veena, and Michael Walton. "Political Leadership and the Urban Poor." Current Anthropology 56 (October, 2015): S44-S54.
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.
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.
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).
Wilson, William Julius. "New Perspectives on the Declining Significance of Race: A Rejoinder." Ethnic & Racial Studies 38.8 (June 2015): 1278-1284.
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.
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.
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.
Glaeser, Edward, and Cass R. Sunstein. "Regulatory Review for the States." National Affairs 20 (Summer 2014): 37-54.
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).
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.
Shaefer, H. Luke and Kathryn Edin. "Rising Extreme Poverty in the United States and the Response of Federal Means-Tested Transfer Programs." Social Service Review 87.2 (June 2013): 250-268.
Newhouse, Joseph P., and Alan M. Garber. "Geographic Variation in Medicare Services." New England Journal of Medicine 368.16 (April 18, 2013): 1465-1468.
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).
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.
Peterson, Paul E. "A Decade Redrawn: Presentence Boundaries of the Priviledge Against Compelled Self-Incrimination since Mitchell v. U.S." Federal Sentencing Reporter 25.1 (October 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.
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.
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.
Baicker, Katherine, and Amitabh Chandra. "The Health Care Jobs Fallacy." New England Journal of Medicine 366.26 (June 28, 2012): 2433-2435.
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.
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.
Baum, Matthew A. "Red State, Blue State, Flu State: Media Self-Selection and Partisan Gaps in Swine Flu Vaccinations." Journal of Health Politics 36.6 (December 2011): 1021-1059.
Carpintero, Samuel, and Jose A. Gomez-Ibañez. "Mexico's Private Toll Road Program Reconsidered." Transport Policy 18.6 (November 2011): 848-855.
Stone, Christopher. "Innovations in Public Defense as an Investment in Better Sentencing." Federal Sentencing Reporter 24.1 (October 2011): 21-22.
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.
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.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Cities, Productivity, and Quality of Life." Science 333.6042 (July 2011): 592-594.