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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).
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.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Joseph Gyourko. "The Economic Implications of Housing Supply." Journal of Economic Perspectives 32.1 (Winter 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.
Battilana, Julie, and Marissa Kimsey. "Should You Agitate, Innovate, or Orchestrate?" Stanford Social Innovation Review (September 2017).
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).
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).
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.
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.
Das, Veena, and Michael Walton. "Political Leadership and the Urban Poor." Current Anthropology 56 (October, 2015): S44-S54.
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.
Glaeser, Edward, and Cass R. Sunstein. "Regulatory Review for the States." National Affairs 20 (Summer 2014): 37-54.
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.
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., Joshua D. Gottlieb, and Kristina Tobio. "Housing Booms and City Centers." American Economic Review 102.3 (May 2012): 127-133.
Edin, Kathryn, Stefanie DeLuca, and Ann Owens. "Constrained Compliance: Solving the Puzzle of MTO’s Lease-Up Rates and Why Mobility Matters." Cityscape 14.2 (2012): 181-194.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Cities, Productivity, and Quality of Life." Science 333.6042 (July 2011): 592-594.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Rethinking the Federal Bias Toward Homeownership." Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research 13.2 (2011): 5-37.
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.
Desai, Mihir, Dhammika Dharmapala, and Monica Singhal. "Tax Incentives for Affordable Housing: The Low Income Housing Tax Credit." Tax Policy and the Economy 24.1 (2010): 181-205.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Housing Policy in the Wake of the Crash." Daedalus 139.4 (Fall 2010): 95-106.
Glaeser, Edward L. "The Start-Up City." City Journal 20.4 (Autumn 2010): 26-35.
Ellison, Glenn, Edward L. Glaeser, and William R. Kerr. "What Causes Industry Agglomeration? Evidence from Coagglomeration Patterns." American Economic Review 100.3 (June 2010): 1195-1213.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Matthew E. Kahn. "The Greenness of Cities: Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Urban Development." Journal of Urban Economics 67.3 (May 2010): 404-418.
Glaeser, Edward L., Stuart S. Rosenthal, and William C. Strange. "Urban Economics and Entrepreneurship." Journal of Urban Economics 67.1 (January 2010): 1-14.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Joshua D Gottlieb. "The Wealth of Cities: Agglomeration Economies and Spatial Equilibrium in the United States." Journal of Economic Literature 47.4 (December 2009): 983-1028.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Bryce A. Ward. "The Causes and Consequences of Land Use Regulation: Evidence from Greater Boston." Journal of Urban Economics 65.3 (May 2009): 265-278.
Glaeser, Edward L, Joseph Gyourko, and Albert Saiz. "Symposium: Mortgages and the Housing Crash: Housing Supply and Housing Bubbles." Journal of Urban Economics 64.2 (September 2008): 198-217.
Ludwig, Jens, Jeffrey R. Kling, Lawrence F. Katz, Lisa Sanbonmatsu, Jeffrey Liebman, Greg J. Duncan, and Ronald C. Kessler. "What Can We Learn about Neighborhood Effects from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment?" American Journal of Sociology 114.1 (July 2008): 144-188.
Glaeser, Edward L, and Joshua D. Gottlieb. "The Economics of Place-Making Policies." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity 2 (Spring 2008): 155-239.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Joshua D. Gottlieb. "Urban Resurgence and the Consumer City." Urban Studies 43.8 (July 2006): 1275-1299.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Urban Colossus: Why New York is America's Largest City." Federal Reserve Bank of New York Economic Policy Review 11.2 (December 2005): 7-24.
Glaeser, Edward L., Joseph Gyourko, and Raven Saks. "Why is Manhattan So Expensive?: Regulation and the Rise of House Prices." Journal of Law and Economics 48.2 (October 2005): 331-370.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Joseph Gyourko. "Urban Decline and Durable Housing." Journal of Political Economy 113.2 (April 2005): 345-575.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Reinventing Boston: 1640-2003." Journal of Economic Geography 5.2 (2005): 119-153.
Berry, Christopher R., and Edward L. Glaeser. "The Divergence of Human Capital Levels Across cities." Papers in Regional Science 84.3 (2005): 407-444.
Jacob, Brian A. "Public Housing, Housing Vouchers, and Student Achievement: Evidence from Public Housing Demolitions in Chicago." American Economic Review 94.1 (2004): 233-258.
Glaeser, Edward L., Eric A. Hanushek, and John M. Quigley. "Opportunities, Race, and Urban Location: The Influence of John Kain." Journal of Urban Economics 56.1 (2004): 70-79.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Janet E. Kohlhase. “Cities, Regions and the Decline of Transport Costs." Papers in Regional Science 83.1 (2004): 197-228.
Borjas, George. "Homeownership in the Immigrant Population." Journal of Urban Economics 52.3 (November 2002): 448-476.
Katz, Lawrence F., Jeffrey R. Kling, and Jeffrey B. Liebman. "Moving to Opportunity in Boston: Early Results of a Randomized Mobility Experiment." Quarterly Journal of Economics 116.2 (May 2001): 607-654.