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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

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.
Borjas, George. "Low-Skill Immigration." The US Labor Market: Questions and Challenges for Public Policy. Ed. Strain, Michael R. AEI Press, 2016, 152-165.
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.
Lerner, Jennifer S. "Psychologists in Schools of Public Policy." Career Paths in Psychology. Ed. Sternberg, R.J.. APA Press, September 2016, 103-118.
Fang, Hai, Karen N. Eggleston, John A. Rizzo, Scott Rozelle, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Returns to Education in China: Evidence from the 1986 Compulsory Education Law." Policy Challenges from Demographic Change in China and India. Ed. Karen Eggleston. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, 2016.
Borjas, George, and Kirk. B. Doran. "How High-Skill Immigration Affects Science: Evidence from the Collapse of the USSR." Innovation Policy and the Economy. Ed. William R. Kerr, Josh Lerner, and Scott Stern. NBER, 2015.
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, and Charlotte Danielson. "How Framework for Teaching and Tripod 7Cs Evidence Distinguish Key Components of Effective Teaching." Designing Teacher Evaluation Systems: New Guidance form the Measures of Effective Teaching Project. Ed. Thomas J. Kane, Kerri A. Kerr, and Robert C. Pianta. Jossey-Bass, July 2014.
Ferguson, Ronald, and Eric Hirsch. "How Working Conditions Predict Teaching Quality and Student Outcomes." Designing Teacher Evaluation Systems: New Guidance form the Measures of Effective Teaching Project. Ed. Thomas J. Kane, Kerri A. Kerr, and Robert C. Pianta. Jossey-Bass, July 2014.
Juma, Calestous. "Technology and the Reinvention of Education in Africa." Technology in Africa—2014 Digest. Ed. Tefo Mohapi. iafrikan.com, February 2014.
Levy, Dan, and and Dean Yang. "Competing for Jobs or Creating Jobs? The Impact of Immigration on Native-Born Unemployment in Venezuela, 1980-2003." Venezuela Before Chávez: Anatomy of an Economic Collapse. Ed. Ricardo Hausmann and Francisco R. Rodríguez. Penn State University Press, 2013.
Ortega, Daniel, and Lant Pritchett. "Much Higher Schooling, Much Lower Wages: Human Capital and Economic Collapse in Venezuela." Venezuela Before Chávez: Anatomy of an Economic Collapse. Ed. Ricardo Hausmann and Francisco R. Rodríguez. Penn State University Press, 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.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Modernizing Federal Influence on American Schools." Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit: Lessons from a Half-Century of Federal Efforts to Improve America's Schools. Ed. Frederick M. Hess and Andrew P. Kelly. Harvard Education Press, 2012, 253-272.
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.
Ferguson, Ronald. "How Students’ Views Predict Graduation Outcomes and Reveal Instructional Disparities under Children First Reforms." Education Reform in New York City: Ambitious Change in the Nation's Most Complex School System. Ed. O’Day, Jennifer A., Catherine S. Bitter, and Louis M. Gomez. Harvard Education Press, 2011, 225-254.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "A Field of Its Own: The Emergence of Science and Technology Studies." Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity. Ed. Robert Frodeman, Julie Thompson Klein, and Carl Mitcham. Oxford University Press, 2010, 191-205.
Pritchett, Lant. The Policy Irrelevance of the Economics of Education: Is 'Normative as Positive' Useless, or Worse? What Works in Development? Thinking Big and Thinking Small. Ed. William Easterly and Jessica Cohen. Brookings Institution Press, 2009, 130-165.
Borjas, George. Immigration in High-Skill Labor Markets: The Impact of Foreign Students on the Earnings of Doctorates. Science and Engineering Careers in the United States. Ed. Richard B. Freeman and Daniel L. Goroff. University of Chicago Press, 2009, 131-162.
Pritchett, Lant, and Martina Viarengo. Producing Superstars for the Economic Mundial: The Mexican Predicament with Quality of Education. The Mexico Competitiveness Report. Ed. Ricardo Hausmann, Emilio Lozoya Austin, and Irene Mia. World Economic Forum, 2009, 71-90.
Peterson, Paul E. Voucher Impacts: Differences between Public and Private Schools. Handbook of Research on School Choice. Ed. Mark Berends, Matthew G. Springer, Dale Ballou, and Herbert J. Walberg. Routledge, 2009, 249-267.
Peterson, Paul E. The Emerging Field of Education Policy. The Future of Political Science: 100 Perspectives. Ed. Gary King, Kay Lehman Schlozman, and Norman H. Nie. Routledge, 2009, 227-230.
Pritchett, Lant. Long Term Challenges in Education: Are There Feasible Steps Today? Shaping Tomorrow Today: Near-Term Steps Towards Long-Term Goals. Ed. Lempert, Robert J., Steven W. Popper, Endy Y. Min, and James A. Dewar. Rand Corporation, 2009.
Ferguson, Ronald. "What We've Learned about 'Stalled Progress' in Closing the Black-White Achievement Gap." Steady Gains and Stalled Progress: Inequality and the Black-White Test Score Gap. Ed. Katherine Magnuson and Jane Waldfogel. Russell Sage, 2008, 320-344.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Helping Students of Color Meet High Standards." Everyday Anti-Racism: Getting Real About Race in School. Ed. Mica Pollock. Harvard Education Press, 2008, 78-81.
Peterson, Paul E. "Education." Understanding America: The Anatomy of an Exceptional Nation. Ed. Peter H. Schuck and James Q. Wilson. Public Affairs, 2008.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Toward Excellence with Equity: The Role of Parenting and Transformative School Reform." The Price We Pay: Economic and Social Consequences of Inadequate Education. Ed. Clive R. Belfield and Henry M. Levin. Brookings Institution Press, 2007, 225-254.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Afterword: Opportunity Now: Raising Achievement in Spite of Structural Impediments." The Opportunity Gap: Achievement and Inequality in Education. Ed. Carol DeShano da Silva, James Philip Huguley, Zenub Kakli, and Radhika Rao. Harvard Education Press, 2007, 321-326.
Peterson, Paul E. "The A+ Plan." Reforming Education in Florida: A Study Prepared by the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education. Ed. Paul E. Peterson. Hoover Institution, 2006.
Peterson, Paul E., Nathan Torinus and Brad Smith. "School Choice in Milwaukee Fifteen Years Later." Charter Schools Against the Odds: An Assessment of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education. Ed. Paul T. Hill. Education Next Books, 2006.
Peterson, Paul E. "Productivity of Public and Private Schools." Courting Failure: How School Finance Lawsuits Exploit Judges' Good Intentions and Harm our Children. Ed. Eric Hanushek. Hoover Press, 2006.
Borjas, George. "Educational Reform in Colombia." Institutional Reforms: The Case of Colombia. Ed. Alberto Alesina. MIT Press, 2005, 245-271.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Why America's Black-White School Achievement Gap Persists." Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy: Comparing the US and UK. Ed. Glenn C. Loury, Tariq Modood and Steve M. Teles. Cambridge University Press, 2005, 309-341.
Ferguson, Ronald. "An Unfinished Journey: The Legacy of Brown and the Narrowing of the Achievement Gap." Annual Editions 05/06: Education. Ed. Fred Schultz. McGraw Hill, 2005.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Teacher Perceptions and Expectations and the Black-White Test Score Gap." Educating African American Males: Voices from the Field. Ed. O.S. Fashola. Corwin Press, 2005, 179-128.
Jacob, Brian A., and Jens Ludwig. "Can the Federal Government Improve Education Research?" Brookings Papers on Education Policy 2005. Ed. Diane Ravitch. Brookings Institution Press, 2005.
Peterson, Paul E. "Consolidate Districts, Not Schools." Reforming Education in Arkansas: Recommendations From the Koret Task Force. Ed. Koret Task Force. Hoover Press, 2005, 107-117.
Peterson, Paul E. "A Conflict of Interest: District Regulation of School Choice and Supplemental Services." Within Our Reach: How America Can Educate Every Child. Ed. John E. Chubb. Hoover Press, 2005.
Roderick, Melissa, Brian A. Jacob, and Anthony S. Bryk. “Summer in the City: Achievement Gains in Chicago’s Summer Bridge Program." Summer Learning: Research, Policies, and Programs. Ed. Geoffrey D. Borman and Matthew Boulay. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004.
Dorgan, Kathleen, and Ronald Ferguson. "Success Factors in Community-Wide Initiatives for Youth Development." The Youth Development Handbook: Coming of Age in American Communities. Ed. Stephen F. Hamilton and Mary Agnes Hamilton. Sage, 2003.
Ballantine, John, and Ronald Ferguson. "Plastic Manufacturers: How Competitive Strategies and Technology Decisions Transformed Jobs and Increased Pay Disparity Among Rank-and-File Workers." Low Wage America: How Employers Are Reshaping Opportunity in the Workplace. Ed. Eileen Appelbaum, Annette Bernhardt, and Richard J. Murnane. Sage, 2003.
Jacob, Brian A. "Getting Inside Accountability: Lessons from Chicago." Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs 2003. Ed. William G. Gale and Janet Rothenberg Pack. Brookings Institution, 2003.
Jacob, Brian A., and Stephen D. Levitt. "Catching Cheating Teachers: The Results of an Unusual Experiment in Implementing Theory." Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs 2003. Ed. William G. Gale and Janet Rothenberg Pack. Brookings Institution Press, 2003.
Jacob, Brian A. "A Closer Look at Achievement Gains Under High-Stakes Testing in Chicago." No Child Left Behind? The Politics and Practice of School Accountability. Ed. Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West. Brookings Institution, 2003.
Dynarski, Susan. "Race, Income, and the Impact of Merit Aid." Who Should We Help? The Negative Social Consequences of Merit Aid Scholarships. Ed. Donald E. Heller and Patricia Marin. Harvard Civil Rights Project, 2002.
Campbell, David E., Martin R. West, and Paul E. Peterson. "Who Chooses? Who Uses? Participation in a National School Voucher Program." Choice with Equity: An Assessment by the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education. Ed. Paul T. Hill. Hoover Institution, 2002.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Why Racial Integration and Other Policies Since Brown v. Board of Education Have Only Partially Succeeded at Narrowing the Achievement Gap." Achieving High Educational Standards for All: Conference Summary. Ed. Timothy Ready, Christopher Edley, and Catherine Snow. National Academy Press, 2002.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Racial Test-Score Trends 1971-1996, Popular Culture and Community Standards." America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences. Ed. Neil Smelser, William Julius Wilson, and Faith Mitchell. National Academy Press, 2001.
Ferguson, Ronald. "A Diagnostic Analysis of Black-White GPA Disparities in Shaker Heights, Ohio." Brookings Papers on Education Policy. .Brookings Institution, 2001.
Roderick, Melissa, Brian A. Jacob, and Anthony S. Bryk. "Evaluating Chicago's Efforts to End Social Promotion." Governance and Performance: New Perspectives. Ed. Laurence E. Lynn, Jr., and Carolyn J. Heinrich. Georgetown University Press, 2001.