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

Carlana, Michela. "Implicit Stereotypes: Evidence from Teachers' Gender Bias." Quarterly Journal of Economics (March 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.
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.
Goodman, Joshua, and Melanie Rucinski. "Increasing Diversity in Boston’s Exam Schools." Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, October 2018.
Borjas, George. "Lessons from Immigration Economics." Independent Review 22.3 (Winter 2018): 329-340.
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. "Still More on Mariel: The Role of Race." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-029, June 2017.
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.
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.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Aiming Higher Together: Strategizing Better Educational Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color." Urban Institute Research Report, May 2016.
Putnam, Robert D. "A Candid Conversation about Schools, Culture, and the Widening Opportunity Gap in America with Professor Robert D. Putnam." About Campus 20.4 (September 2015): 3-7.
Borjas, George. "The Wage Impact of the Marielitos: A Reappraisal." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-057, September 2015.
Avery, Christopher, and Parag A. Pathak. "The Distributional Consequences of Public School Choice." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-053, September 2015.
Snellman, Kaisa, Jennifer M. Silva, and Robert D. Putnam. "Inequity Outside the Classroom: Growing Class Differences in Participation in Extracurricular Activities." Voices in Urban Education 40 (2015): 7-14.
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.
McLanahan, Sara, and Christopher Jencks. "Was Moynihan Right?" Education Next 15.2 (Spring 2015): 16-22.
Peterson, Paul E. "A Rescue Plan for the Black Family." New York Daily News, January 19, 2015.
Pager, Devah, and David S. Pedulla. "Race, Self-Selection, and the Job Search Process." American Journal of Sociology 120.4 (January 2015): 1005-1054.
Jennings, Jennifer L., David Deming, Christopher Jencks, Maya Lopuch, and Beth E. Schueler. "Do Differences in School Quality Matter More Than We Thought? New Evidence on Educational Opportunity in the Twenty-first Century." Sociology of Education 88.1 (January 2015): 56-82.
Snellman, Kaisa, Jennifer M. Silva, Carl B. Frederick, and Robert D. Putnam. "The Engagement Gap: Social Mobility and Extracurricular Participation among American Youth." ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 657.1 (January 2015): 194-207.
Kellerman, Barbara, and Deborah Rhode. "Women at the Top: The Pipeline Reconsidered." Women and Leadership in Higher Education. Ed. Karen Longman and Susan Madsen. Information Age Publishing, 2014.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Elements of a 21st Century Movement for Excellence with Equity." Journal of Negro Education 83.2 (Spring 2014): 103-120.
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).
Hancock, Kathleen J., Matthew A. Baum, and Marijke Breuning. "Women and Pre-Tenure Scholarly Productivity in International Studies: An Investigation into the Leaky Career Pipeline." International Studies Perspective 14.4 (November 2013): 507–527.
Putnam, Robert D. "Crumbling American Dreams." New York Times, August 3, 2013.
Kazianga, Harounan, Dan Levy, Leigh L. Linden, and Matt Sloan. "The Effects of "Girl-Friendly" Schools: Evidence from the BRIGHT School Construction Program in Burkina Faso." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5.3 (July 2013): 41-62.
Bhabha, Jacqueline. "Enforcing Girls' Access to Secondary Education: A Human Rights Imperative." Huffington Post. July 1, 2013.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Urban Jobs Crisis." Harvard Magazine. May-June 2013.
Hoxby, Caroline M., and Christopher Avery. "Low-Income High-Achieving Students Miss Out on Attending Selective Colleges." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Spring 2013.
Chen, Martha, and Joann Vanek. "Informal Employment Revisited: Theories, Data, and Policies." Indian Journal of Industrial Relations 48.3 (January 2013).
Ferguson, Ronald. "Conceiving Regional Pathways to Prosperity Systems." Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs in Metropolitan America. Ed. Laura Perna. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.
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.
Hanna, Rema N., and Leigh L. Linden. "Discrimination in Grading." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 4.4 (November 2012): 146-168.
Chingos, Matthew M., and Paul E. Peterson. "A Generation of School-Voucher Success." Wall Street Journal, August 23, 2012.
Goodman, Joshua. "The Labor of Division: Returns to Compulsory Math Coursework." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-032, August 2012.
Western, Bruce, and Jake Rosenfeld. "Workers of the World Divide." Foreign Affairs, May/June 2012.
Chen, Martha. "Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Future Prospects." MARGIN—The Journal of Applied Economic Research 6.2 (2012).
Wilson, William Julius. "Improving Grades: Urban Public Schools, Racial and Socioeconomic Segregation, and the Promise of Innovation." Frontiers in Sociology of Education. Ed. Maureen T. Hallinan. Springer, 2011, 265-272.
Quane, James M., and William Julius Wilson. "All Together Now, One By One: Building Capacity for Urban Education Reform in Promise Neighborhoods." Pathways. Summer 2011.
Wilson, William Julius. "Being Poor, Black, and American: The Impact of Political, Economic, and Cultural Forces." American Educator 35.1 (Spring 2011): 10-46.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Racial Tensions and Teacher Engagement in Professional Learning." Massachusetts Association for Supervision and Curriculum Design (MASCD) Perspectives Online. Winter 2010.
Peterson, Paul E., and Martin R. West. "African-Americans for Charter Schools." Wall Street Journal, August 3, 2010.
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.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Racial Tensions and Teacher Engagement in Professional Learning." Perspectives (Winter 2010): 12-16.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Khwaja. "What Did You Do All Day? Maternal Education and Child Outcomes." The World Bank, Policy Research Working Paper Series 5143 and Social Sciences Research Network Paper, November 2009.
Western, Bruce, and Deirdre Bloom. "Variance Function Regressions for Studying Inequality." Sociological Methodology 39.1 (August 2009): 293-326.
Hanna, Rema, and Leigh Linden. "Measuring Discrimination in Education." NBER Working Papers 15057, June 2009.
Pittinsky, Todd L. "Allophilia: Moving Beyond Tolerance in the Classroom." Childhood Education 85.4 (Summer 2009): 212-215.
Levy, Dan, Harounan Kazianga, Leigh Linden, and Matt Sloan. "Impact Evaluation of Burkina Faso's BRIGHT Program, Final Report." Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., May 2009.