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).
Glaeser, Edward L., and Ming Lu. "Human-Capital Externalities in China." National Bureau of Economic Research, August 2018.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Selcuk Ozyurt, and Niharika Singh. "Upping the Ante: The Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-019, July 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.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rukmini Banerji, James Berry, Esther Duflo, Harini Kannan, Shobhini Mukerji, Marc Shotland, and Michael Walton. "Mainstreaming an Effective Intervention: Evidence from Randomized Evaluations of “Teaching at the Right Level” in India." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-043, August 2016.
Besley, Timothy, Jessica Leight, Rohini Pande, and Vijayendra Rao. "Long-Run Impacts of Land Regulation: Evidence from Tenancy Reform in India." Journal of Development Economics 118 (January 2016): 72-87.
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).
Mukerji, Shobhini, and Michael Walton. "Learning the Right Lessons." India Infrastructure Report 2012: Private Sector in Education, April 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.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "Report Cards: The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Educational Markets." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-052, October 2014.
Chen, Martha, Roopa Madhav, and Kaplana Sharma. "Legal Reforms for the Self-Employed: Three Urban Cases." The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations 50.1 (July 2014): 133-150.
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.
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.
Pritchett, Lant. "The Risks to Education Systems from Design Mismatch and Global Isomorphism." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-017, April 2014.
Chen, Martha. "Women in Informal Employment." Toolkit: Learning and Working in the Informal Economy. Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit, 2014.
Chen, Martha, and Govindan Raveendran. "Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Patterns." WIEGO Working Paper No. 7, January 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).
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.
Chen, Martha. "Self-Employed Women’s Association of India: A National Trade Union and International Role Model." Case Study for World Development Report 2013, World Bank, 2012.
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.
Hanna, Rema N., and Leigh L. Linden. "Discrimination in Grading." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 4.4 (November 2012): 146-168.
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.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Putting China at Ease." Boston Globe, August 23, 2012.
Pritchett, Lant, and Amanda Beatty. "The Negative Consequences of Overambitious Curricula in Developing Countries." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-035, August 2012.
Lee, Jinkook, P. Arokiasamy, Amitabh Chandra, Peifeng Hu, Jenny Liu, and Kevin Feeney. "Markers and Drivers: Cardiovascular Health of Middle Age and Older Indians." Aging in Asia: Findings from New and Emerging Data Initiatives. Ed. James P. Smith and Malay Majmundar. National Academies Press, 2012, 387-414.
Pritchett, Lant. "Achilles’ Heel of Social Policy." Indian Express, June 6, 2012.
Duflo, Esther, Rema Hanna, and Stephen P. Ryan. "Incentives Work: Getting Teachers to Come to School." American Economic Review 102.4 (June 2012): 1241-1278.
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.
Chen, Martha. "Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Future Prospects." MARGIN—The Journal of Applied Economic Research 6.2 (2012).
Jayachandran, Seema, and Rohini Pande. "Introduction to Issue on Malnutrition." CESifo Economic Studies 58.2 (April 26, 2012): 253-255.
Chen, Martha and G. Raveendran. Urban India 2011: Evidence. Indian Institute for Human Settlements, 2011.
Greenstone, Michael, and Rema Hanna. "Environmental Regulations, Air and Water Pollution, and Infant Mortality in India." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-034, September 2011.
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. "New Land Of Opportunity." Forbes. April 20, 2011.
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.