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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

Ang, Desmond. "The Effects of Police Violence on Inner-City Students." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-016, June 2020.
Lasky-Fink, Jessica, Carly Robinson, Hedy Chang, and Todd Rogers. "Using Behavioral Insights to Improve Truancy Notifications." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-026, August 2019.
Deming, David, and Kadeem L. Noray. "STEM Careers and the Changing Skill Requirements of Work." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-025, August 2019.
Yeager, David S., et. al. "A National Experiment Reveals Where a Growth Mindset Improves Achievement." Nature 573 (August 2019): 364-369.
Rowley, Jacob F.S., Sarah F. Phillips, and Ronald F. Ferguson. "The Stability of Student Ratings of Teacher Instructional Practice: Examining the One-Year Stability of the 7cs Composite." School Effectiveness and School Improvement 30.4 (May 2019): 549-562.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Why Stigmatized Adolescents Bully More: The Role of Self-Esteem and Academic-Status Insecurity." International Journal of Adolescence and Youth 25.1 (April 2019): 305-318.
Ferguson, Ronald and Tatsha Robertson. The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children. BenBella Books, Inc., 2019.
Hanushek, Eric A., Paul E. Peterson, Laura M. Talpey, and Ludger Woessmann. "The Unwavering SES Achievement Gap: Trends in U.S. Student Performance." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-012, March 2019.
Carlana, Michela. "Implicit Stereotypes: Evidence from Teachers' Gender Bias." Quarterly Journal of Economics (March 2019).
Ferguson, Ronald, and Tatsha Robertson. The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children. BenBella Books, 2019.
Alesina, Alberto, Michela Carlana, Eliana La Ferrara, and Paolo Pinotti. "Revealing Stereotypes: Evidence from Immigrants in Schools." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-040, November 2018.
Ferguson, Ronald and Jocelyn Friedlander. "First Three Years of the Journey: How Boston, Chattanooga, Yonkers, and Pickens County Set Out to Enhance Early Childhood Development at Scale." The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, November 2018.
Carlana, Michela, Eliana La Ferrara, and Paolo Pinotti. "Goals and Gaps: Educational Careers of Immigrant Children." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-036, August 2018.
Avery, Christopher, Oded Gurantz, Michael Hurwitz, and Jonathan Smith,. "Shifting College Majors in Response to Advanced Placement Exam Scores." Journal of Human Resources 53.4 (October 2018): 918-956.
Levy, Dan, Mae Klinger, and Theodore Svoronos. "Two-Stage Examinations: Can Examinations Be More Formative Experiences?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-032, October 2018.
Goodman, Joshua, and Melanie Rucinski. "Increasing Diversity in Boston’s Exam Schools." Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, October 2018.
Goodman, Joshua, Oded Gurantz, and Jonathan Smith. "Take Two! SAT Retaking and College Enrollment Gaps." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-031, September 2018.
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.
Ferguson, Ronald. "The Tripod School Climate Index: Evidence of Score Reliability and Validity." Health Behavior and Policy Review 5.4 (July 2018).
Goodman, Joshua, Michael Hurwitz, Jisung Park, and Jonathan Smith. "Heat and Learning." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-014, May 2018.
Rogers, Todd, and Avi Feller. "Reducing Student Absences at Scale by Targeting Parents’ Misbeliefs." Nature Human Behaviour 2 (Spring 2018): 335–342.
Austin, Benjamin, Edward Glaeser, and Lawrence Summers. "Saving the Heartland: Place-Based Policies in 21st Century America." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (Spring 2018).
Hickes Lundquist, Jennifer, Devah Pager, and Eiko Strader. "Does a Criminal Past Predict Worker Performance? Evidence from One of America's Largest Employers." Social Forces 96.3 (March 2018): 1039–1068.
Peterson, Paul E. Review of Learning from the Federal Market-Based Reforms, ed. William Mathis and Tina M. Trujillo. Journal of School Choice, 12.1, Jan-Mar 2018: 154-155.
Gerardo Ramirez, Sophia Yang Hooper, Nicole B. Kersting, Ronald Ferguson, David Yeager. "Teacher Math Anxiety Relates to Adolescent Students' Math Achievement." AERA Open 4.1 (January-March 2018): 1-13.
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. "Lessons from Immigration Economics." Independent Review 22.3 (Winter 2018): 329-340.
Deming, David. "The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market." The Quarterly Journal of Economics 132.4 (November 2017): 1593-1640.
Pager, Devah. "Meta-Analysis of Field Experiments Shows No Change in Racial Discrimination in Hiring over Time." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114.41 (October 2017): 10870-10875.
Borjas, George. "The Wage Impact of the Marielitos: A Reappraisal." ILR Review 70.5 (October 2017): 1077-1110.
Bok, Derek. The Struggle to Reform Our Colleges. Princeton University Press, 2017.
Borjas, George. "Still More on Mariel: The Role of Race." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-029, June 2017.
Borjas, George, and Joan Monras. "The Labour Market Consequences of Refugee Supply Shocks." Economic Policy 32.91 (July 2017): 361-413.
Chen, Martha, and Rachel Moussie. "Turning a Blind Eye to Women in the Informal Economy." The IMF and Gender Equality: A Compendium of Feminist Macroeconomic Critiques. Bretton Woods Project, 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.
Levels, Mark, Jaap Dronkers, and Christopher Jencks. "Contextual Explanations for Numeracy and Literacy Skill Disparities Between Native and Foreign-Born Adults in Western Countries." PLoS One 12.3 (March 16, 2017): 1-25.
Robinson, Carly D., Monica G. Lee, Eric Dearing, and Todd Rogers. "Reducing Student Absenteeism in the Early Grades by Targeting Parental Beliefs." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-011, March 2017 (Updated July 2018).
Lerner, Jennifer S. "Accountability Should Add Up to More Than Test Scores." Education Week 36.19 (January 2017): 20-21.
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.
Franks, Robert, Matthew Peccoraro, Jayne Singer, and Julie Boatright Wilson. "Early Childhood Development: Implications for Policy, Systems and Practice." Judge Baker Children's Center, 2017.
Borjas, George. We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative. W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.
Borjas, George. "Low-Skill Immigration." The US Labor Market: Questions and Challenges for Public Policy. Ed. Strain, Michael R. AEI Press, 2016, 152-165.
Avery, Christopher, Oded Gurantz, Michael Hurwitz, Jonathan Smith. "Shifting College Majors in Response to Advanced Placement Exam Scores." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-058, October 2016.
Clemens, Michael, and Lant Pritchett. "The New Case for Migration Restrictions: An Assessment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-054, December 2016.
Owens, Ann, Sean F. Reardon, and Christopher Jencks. "Income Segregation between Schools and School District." American Educational Research Journal 53.4 (December 2016): 848-862.
Deming, David J., Sarah Cohodes, Jennifer Jennings and Christopher Jencks. "School Accountability, Postsecondary Attainment and Earnings." Review of Economics and Statistics 98.5 (December 2016): 848-862.
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.
Peterson, Paul E. "One Brainchild Left Behind." Hoover Digest: Research & Opinion on Public Policy 4 (Fall 2016): 138-141.