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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

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.
Carlana, Michela. "Implicit Stereotypes: Evidence from Teachers' Gender Bias." Quarterly Journal of Economics (March 2019).
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.
Ferguson, Ronald. "The Tripod School Climate Index: Evidence of Score Reliability and Validity." Health Behavior and Policy Review 5.4 (July 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.
Borjas, George. "Lessons from Immigration Economics." Independent Review 22.3 (Winter 2018): 329-340.
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.
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.
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.
Borjas, George, and Joan Monras. "The Labour Market Consequences of Refugee Supply Shocks." Economic Policy 32.91 (July 2017): 361-413.
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.
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.
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.
Peterson, Paul E. "One Brainchild Left Behind." Hoover Digest: Research & Opinion on Public Policy 4 (Fall 2016): 138-141.
Pittinsky, Todd L. "Backtalk." Phi Delta Kappan 98.2 (October 2016): 80.
Goodman, Joshua. "Skills, Schools, and Credit Constraints: Evidence from Massachusetts." Education Finance and Policy 5.1 (Winter 2010): 36-53.
Deming, David J., and David Figlio. "Accountability in U.S. Higher Education: Applying Lessons from K-12 Experience to Higher Education." Journal of Economic Perspectives 30.3 (August 2016): 33-56.
Gill, Brian P., Jennifer S. Lerner, and Paul Meosky. "Reimagining Accountability in K-12 Education: A Behavioral Science Perspective." Behavioral Science and Policy 2.1 (2016): 57-70.
Castleman, Benjamin, and Joshua Goodman. "Intensive College Counseling and the Enrollment and Persistence of Low Income Students." Education Finance and Policy (May 2016).
Chandra, Amitabh. "Sources of Inefficiency in Healthcare and Education." American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 106.5 (May 2016).
Barrows, Samuel, Michael Henderson, Paul E. Peterson, and Martin R. West. "Relative Performance Information and Perceptions of Public Service Quality: Evidence From American School Districts." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theor (April 2016).
Gehlbach, Hunter, Maureen E. Brinkworth, Aaron M. King, Laura M. Hsu, Joseph McIntyre, and Todd Rogers. "Creating Birds of Similar Feathers: Leveraging Similarity to Improve Teacher-Student Relationships and Academic Achievement." Journal of Educational Psychology 108.3 (April 2016): 342-352.
Deming, David J., Noam Yuchtman, Amira Abulafi, Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz. "The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market: An Experimental Study." American Economic Review 106.3 (March 2016): 778-806.
Deming, David J., Sarah Cohodes, Jennifer Jennings, and Christopher Jencks. "When Does Accountability Work? Texas System Had Mixed Effects on College Graduation rates and future earnings." Education Next 16.1 (January 2016): 70-77.
Borjas, George. "Immigration and Globalization: A Review Essay." Journal of Economic Literature 53.4 (December 2015): 961-974.
Borjas, George J., and Kirk B. Doran. "Which Peers Matter? The Relative Impacts of Collaborators, Colleagues, and Competitors." Review of Economics and Statistics 97.5 (December 2015): 1104-1117.
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.
Goodman, Joshua, Michael Hurwitz, Jonathan Smith, and Julia Fox. "The Relationship Between Siblings' College Choices: Evidence from One Million SAT-Taking Families." Economics of Education Review 48 (October 2015): 75-85.
Borjas, George J. "The Slowdown in the Economic Assimilation of Immigrants: Aging and Cohort Effects Revisited Again." Journal of Human Capital 9.4 (Winter 2015): 483-517.
Pritchett, Lant, and Martina Viarengo. "The State, Socialisation, and Private Schooling: When Will Governments Support Alternative Producers?" Journal of Development Studies 51.7 (July 2015): 784-807.
Pritchett, Lant, and Martina Viarengo. "Does Public Sector Control Reduce Variance in School Quality?" Education Economics 23.5 (August 2015): 557-576.
Kraft, Matthew A., and Todd Rogers. "The Underutilized Potential of Teacher-to-Parent Communication: Evidence from a Field Experiment." Economics of Education Review 47 (August 2015): 49-63.
Dobbie, Will and Roland Fryer. "The Impact of Voluntary Youth Service on Future Outcomes: Evidence from Teach for America." Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 15.3 (July 2015): 1031-1066.
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.
Dougherty, Shaun, Joshua Goodman, Darryl Hill, Erica Litke, and Lindsay Page. "Middle School Math Acceleration and Equitable Access to 8th Grade Algebra: Evidence from the Wake County Public School System." Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 37.1 (May 2015): 80S-101S.
McLanahan, Sara, and Christopher Jencks. "Was Moynihan Right?" Education Next 15.2 (Spring 2015): 16-22.
Chingos, Matthew M., and Paul E. Peterson. "Experimentally Estimated Impacts of School Vouchers on College Enrollment and Degree Attainment." Journal of Public Economics 122 (February 2015): 1-12.
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.
Cortes, Kalena, Joshua Goodman, and Takako Nomi. "Intensive Math Instruction and Educational Attainment: Long-Run Impacts of Double-Dose Algebra." Journal of Human Resources 50.1 (Winter 2015): 108-158.
Pager, Devah, and David S. Pedulla. "Race, Self-Selection, and the Job Search Process." American Journal of Sociology 120.4 (January 2015): 1005-1054.