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

Borjas, George. "Lessons from Immigration Economics." Independent Review 22.3 (Winter 2018): 329-340.
Wilson, William Julius. "Black Youths, Joblessness, and the Other Side of ‘Black Lives Matter’." Ethnic & Racial Studies 39.8 (June 2016): 1450-1457.
Unkovic, Cait, Maya Sen, and Kevin M. Quinn. "Does Encouragement Matter in Improving Gender Imbalances in Technical Fields? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial." PloS One 11.4 (April 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.
Wilson, William Julius. "New Perspectives on the Declining Significance of Race: A Rejoinder." Ethnic & Racial Studies 38.8 (June 2015): 1278-1284.
McLanahan, Sara, and Christopher Jencks. "Was Moynihan Right?" Education Next 15.2 (Spring 2015): 16-22.
Wilson, William Julius. "Marginality, Ethnicity and Penality: A Response to Loïc Wacquant." Ethnic & Racial Studies 37.10 (October 2014): 1712-1718.
Frederick, Carl B., Kaisa Snellman, and Robert D. Putnam. "Reply to Gao et al: Racial Composition Does Not Explain Increasing Class Gaps in Obesity." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111.22 (June 2014): 2238-2238.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Elements of a 21st Century Movement for Excellence with Equity." Journal of Negro Education 83.2 (Spring 2014): 103-120.
Frederick, Carl B., Kaisa Snellman, and Robert D. Putnam. "Increasing Socioeconomic Disparities in Adolescent Obesity." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111.4 (January 2014): 1338-1342.
Wilson, William Julius. "Combating Concentrated Poverty in Urban Neighborhoods." Journal of Applied Social Science 7.2 (September 2013): 135-143.
Quane, James M., and William Julius Wilson. "Critical Commentary: Making the Connection Between the Socialisation and the Social Isolation of the Inner-city Poor." Urban Studies 49.14 (November 2012): 2977-2987.
Wilson, William Julius. "More Than Just Race: A Response to William Darity, Jr. and Mark Gould." Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 8.2 (December 20, 2011): 489-495.
Wilson, William Julius. "Reflections on a Sociological Career that Integrates Social Science with Social Policy." Annual Review of Sociology 37 (August 2011): 1-18.
Chaddha, Anmol, and William Julius Wilson. "Way Down in the Hole”: Systemic Urban Inequality and The Wire." Critical Inquiry 38.1 (Autumn 2011).
Chen, Martha. "Recognizing Domestic Workers, Regulating Domestic Work: Conceptual, Measurement, and Regulatory Challenges." Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue Femmes et Droit 23.1 (April 2011): 167-184.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Declining Significance of Race: Revisited & Revised." Daedalus 140.2 (Spring 2011): 55-69.
Wilson, William Julius. "Being Poor, Black, and American: The Impact of Political, Economic, and Cultural Forces." American Educator 35.1 (Spring 2011): 10-46.
Clampet-Lundquist, Susan, Kathryn Edin, Jeffrey R. Kling, and Greg J. Duncan. "Moving Teenagers Out of High-Risk Neighborhoods: How Girls Fare Better than Boys." American Journal of Sociology 116.4 (January 2011): 1154-1189.
Bynum, Julie P. W., Elliott S. Fisher, Yunjie Song, Jonathan Skinner, and Amitabh Chandra. "Measuring Racial Disparities in the Quality of Ambulatory Diabetes Care." Medical Care 48.12 (December 2010): 1057-1063.
Wilson, William Julius. "More Than Just Race: A Rejoinder." Sociological Forum 25.2 (June 2010): 390-394.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Obama Administration's Proposals to Address Concentrated Urban Poverty." City and Community 9.1 (March 2010): 41-49.
Wilson, William Julius, and Anmol Chaddha. "The Role of Theory in Ethnographic Research." Ethnography 10.4 (December 2009): 549-564.
Western, Bruce. "Discrimination in a Low-Wage Labor Market: A Field Experiment." American Sociological Review 74.5 (October 2009): 777-799.
Western, Bruce, and Deirdre Bloom. "Variance Function Regressions for Studying Inequality." Sociological Methodology 39.1 (August 2009): 293-326.
Wilson, William Julius. "Toward a Framework for Understanding Forces that Contribute to or Reinforce Racial Inequality." Race and Social Problems 1.1 (April 2009): 3-11.
Putnam, Robert D. "Diversity, Social Capital, and Immigrant Integration: Introductory Remarks." National Civic Review 98.1 (Spring 2009): 3-5.
Chandra, Amitabh. "Who You Are and Where You Live: Race and the Geography of Healthcare." Medical Care 47.2 (February 2009): 135-137.
Concannon, Thomas W., John L. Griffith, David M. Kent, Sharon-Lise Normand, Joseph P. Newhouse, James Atkins, Joni R. Beshansky, and Harry P. Selker. "Elapsed Time in Emergency Medical Services for Patients With Cardiac Complaints." Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 2 (January 2009): 9-15.
Wilson, William Julius. "Foreword: The Moynihan Report and Research on the Black Community." The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 621 (January 2009): 34-46.