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).
Campante, Filipe, and Edward L. Glaeser. "Yet Another Tale of Two Cities: Buenos Aires and Chicago." Latin American Economic Review 27.2 (December 2018).
Glaeser, Edward L., Hyunjin Kim, and Michael Luca. "Nowcasting Gentrification: Using Yelp Data to Quantify Neighborhood Change." AEA Papers and Proceedings 108 (May 2018): 77-82.
Ellwood, David, and Nisha G. Patel. "Restoring the American Dream: What Would It Take to Dramatically Increase Mobility from Poverty?" US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, January 2018.
Glaeser, Edward L., Scott Duke Kominers, Michael Luca, and Nikhil Naik. "Big Data and Big Cities: the Promises and Limitations of Improved Measures of Urban Life." Economic Inquiry 56.1 (January 2018): 114-137.
Shoag, Daniel. "Land Use Regulations and Fertility Rates." One Hundred Years of Zoning and the Future of Cities. Springer, 2018.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Joseph Gyourko. "The Economic Implications of Housing Supply." Journal of Economic Perspectives 32.1 (Winter 2018).
Battilana, Julie, and Marissa Kimsey. "Should You Agitate, Innovate, or Orchestrate?" Stanford Social Innovation Review (September 2017).
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).
Gomez-Lievano, Andres, Oscar Patterson-Lomba, and Ricardo Hausmann. "Explaining the Prevalence, Scaling and Variance of Urban Phenomena." Nature Human Behaviour 1 (December 2016).
Glaeser, Edward L., Giacomo A.M. Ponzetto, and Andrei Shleifer. "Securing Property Rights." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-040, September 2016.
Gómez-Ibáñez, José A. "Open Access to Infrastructure Networks: The Experience of Railroads." Review of Industrial Organization 49.2 (September 2016): 311-345.
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.
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).
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Urban Ecology as the New Planning Paradigm: Another Legacy of Jane Jacobs." Contemporary Perspectives on Jane Jacobs: Reassessing the Impacts of an Urban Visionary. Ed. Schubert, Dirk. Routledge, May 13, 2016, 225-232.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Aiming Higher Together: Strategizing Better Educational Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color." Urban Institute Research Report, May 2016.
Ashraf, Nava, Edward L. Glaeser, and Giacomo AM Ponzetto. "Infrastructure and Development Infrastructure, Incentives, and Institutions." The American Economic Review 106.5 (May 1, 2016): 77-82.
Putnam, Robert D. "Closing the Opportunity Gap." 2016.
Glaeser, Edward L., Joshua D. Gottlieb, and Oren Ziv. "Unhappy Cities." Journal of Labor Economics 34.S2 (April 2016): 129-182.
Glaeser, Edward L., Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto, and Yimei Zou. "Urban Networks: Connecting Markets, People, and Ideas." Papers in Regional Science 95.1 (March 2016): 17-59.
Shoag, Daniel, and Erich Muehlegger. "Cell Phones and Motor Vehicle Fatalities Final Report." U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program, January 2016.
Glaeser, Edward L., Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto, and Yimei Zou. "Urban Networks: Connecting Markets, People, and Ideas." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-078, December 2015.
Glaeser, Edward L., Scott Duke Kominers, Michael Luca, and Nikhil Naik. "Big Data and Big Cities: The Promises and Limitations of Improved Measures for Urban Life." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-075, December 2015.
Das, Veena, and Michael Walton. "Political Leadership and the Urban Poor." Current Anthropology 56 (October, 2015): S44-S54.
Naik, Nikhil, Scott Duke Kominers, Ramesh Raskar, Edward L. Glaeser, and César A. Hidalgo. "Do People Shape Cities, or Do Cities Shape People? The Co- Evolution of Physical, Social, and Economic Change in Five Major U.S. Cities." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-061, October 2015.
Rogers, Todd, and Joel Middleton. "Are Ballot Initiative Outcomes Influenced by the Campaigns of Independent Groups? A Precinct-Randomized Field Experiment Showing That They Are." Political Behavior 37.3 (September 2015): 567-593.
Clark, William C. "London: A Multi-Century Struggle for Sustainable Development in an Urban Environment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-047, August 2015.
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.
Glaeser, Edward L. "They Can Take It If They Want It." Review of The Grasping Hand, by Ilya Somin. Wall Street Journal, July 2015.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Charles G. Nathanson. "An Extrapolative Model of House Price Dynamics." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-012, March 2015.
McCarthy, Timothy Patrick. "The Fire This Time." NewBlackMan (in Exile), November 27, 2014.
Glaeser, Edward, and Cass R. Sunstein. "Regulatory Review for the States." National Affairs 20 (Summer 2014): 37-54.
Shoag, Daniel, and Stan Veuger. "Shops and the City: Evidence on Local Externalities and Local Government Policy from Big Box Bankruptcies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-019, April 2014.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Abha Joshi-Ghani. "Rethinking Cities: Toward Shared Prosperity." Economic Premise Notes Series: Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network, World Bank, October 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Todd Sinai, eds. Housing and the Financial Crisis. University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Urban Public Finance." Handbook in Public Economics. Ed. Alan J. Auerbach, Raj Chetty, Martin Feldstein, and Emmanuel Saez. Elsevier B.V., 2013.
Alan M. Berger, Casey L. Brown, Carolyn Kousky, Ken Laberteaux, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Where Americans Live: A Geographic and Environmental Tally." Harvard Journal of Real Estate: Navigating Investments with Ethical Risk (2013): 38-48.
Glaeser, Edward L., Aaron Chatterji, and William R. Kerr. "Clusters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation." National Bureau of Economic Research, May 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Big-Project Binge Fueled Motor City’s Meltdown." Bloomberg, March 20, 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "A Nation of Gamblers: Real Estate Speculation and American History." National Bureau of Economic Research, February 2013.
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).
Glaeser, Edward L. "A Better Lure for Cities." Boston Globe, December 13, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Brasília is a Warning to Urban Dreamers." Financial Times, December 9, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Tolls — The Solution to Mass. Commuting Woes." Boston Globe, October 4, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Obama’s Short-Run Fixes Neglect Long-Term Reform." Bloomberg, September 17, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Urban Planning in Greater Boston Needs to Aim Higher." Boston Globe, September 6, 2012.
Ganong, Peter, and Daniel Shoag. "Why Has Regional Convergence in the U.S. Stopped?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-028, June 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Young Workers Can’t Afford Homes in the State." Boston Globe, June 14, 2012.