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

Shepard, Mark, Katherine Baicker, and Jonathan Skinner. "Does One Medicare Fit All? The Economics of Uniform Health Insurance Benefits." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-036, November 2019.
Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (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 and Marco Tabellini. "Happily Ever After: Immigration, Natives’ Marriage, and Fertility." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-035, July 2018.
Ang, Desmond. "Do 40-Year-Old Facts Still Matter? Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight under the Voting Rights Act." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-033, October 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.
Risse, Mathias, and John W. Meyer. "Thinking about the World: Philosophy and Sociology." Capitalism Beyond Mutuality? Perspectives Integrating Philosophy and Social Science. Oxford University Press, 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.
Mayne, Quinton. "Cities on a Hill?" Boston Review. February 13, 2018.
Ellwood, David, and Nisha G. Patel. "Restoring the American Dream: What Would It Take to Dramatically Increase Mobility from Poverty?" US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, January 2018.
Shoag, Daniel. "Land Use Regulations and Fertility Rates." One Hundred Years of Zoning and the Future of Cities. Springer, 2018.
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.
William Julius Wilson. "Why Sociologists Matter in the Welfare Reform Debate." Contemporary Sociology 46.6 (November 2017): 627-634.
Liebman, Jeffrey B., and Neale Mahoney. "Do Expiring Budgets Lead to Wasteful Year-End Spending? Evidence from Federal Procurement." American Economic Review 107.11 (November 2017): 3510-3549.
Newhouse, Joseph P., and John D. MacArthur. "Medicare Advantage and Traditional Fee-For-Service Medicare." Population Health Management 19 (November 2016): s4-s5.
Miller, Cynthia, Rhiannon Miller, Nandita Verma, Nadine Dechausay, Edith Yang, Timothy Rudd, Jonathan Rodriguez, and Sylvie Honig. "Effects of a Modified Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Two American Cities: Findings from Family Rewards 2.0." MDRC, September 2016.
Clark, Robert L., and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Challenges Facing Public Retirement Plans." Journal of Pension Economics and Finance 15.3 (July 2016): 249-53.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Aiming Higher Together: Strategizing Better Educational Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color." Urban Institute Research Report, May 2016.
Alatas, Vivi, Ririn Purnamasari, Matthew Wai-Poi, Abhijit Banerjee, Benjamin A. Olken, and Rema Hanna. "Self-Targeting: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia." Journal of Political Economy 124.2 (April 2016): 371-427.
Hanna, Rema, and Paulina Oliva. "Implications of Climate Change for Children in Developing Countries." Future of Children 26.1 (Spring 2016): 115-132.
Fung, Vicki, Mary Price, Alisa B. Busch, Mary Beth Landrum, Bruce Fireman, Andrew A. Nierenberg, Joseph P. Newhouse, and John Hsu. "The Introduction of Generic Risperidone in Medicare Part D." American Journal of Managed Care 22.1 (January 2016): 41-48.
Wise, David A., ed. Social Security Programs and Retirement Around the World: Disability Insurance Programs and Retirement. University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Bilmes, Linda J. "A Trust Fund for Veterans." Democracy 39 (January 2016): 13.
Sinaiko, Anna D., and Richard Zeckhauser. "Medicare Advantage: What Explains Its Robust Health?" American Journal of Managed Care 21.11 (November 2015): 804-806.
Sanghavi, Prachi, Anupam Jena, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Alan Zaslavsky. "Outcomes of Basic Versus Advanced Life Support for Out-of-Hospital Medical Emergencies." Annals of Internal Medicine 163.9 (November 2015): 681-690.
Landon, Bruce E., Alan Zaslavsky, Robert Saunders, Gregory L. Pawlson, Joseph P. Newhouse, and John Ayanian. "A Comparison of Relative Resource Use and Quality in Medicare Advantage Health Plans Versus Traditional Medicare." American Journal of Managed Care 21.8 (August 2015): 559-566.
Yasaitis, Laura C., Lisa F. Berkman, and Amitabh Chandra. "Comparison of Self-Reported and Medicare Claims-Identified Acute Myocardial Infarction." Circulation 131.17 (April 2015): 1477-1485.
Liebman, Jeffrey. "Understanding the Increase in Disability Insurance Benefit Receipt in the United States." Journal of Economic Perspectives 29.2 (Spring 2015): 123-150.
Zhang, Yuting, Seo Hyon Baik, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Use Of Intelligent Assignment To Medicare Part D Plans For People With Schizophrenia Could Produce Substantial Savings." Health Affairs 34.3 (March 2015): 454-460.
Newhouse, Joseph P. "How Much Selection Is Left in Medicare Advantage?" American Journal of Health Economics 1.1 (Winter 2015): 1-26.
Hehir, J. Bryan, Peterson, Rodney and Twiss, Barney, eds. Religion and Public Policy: Human Rights, Conflict and Ethics. Oxford University Press, 2015.
Ayanian, John, Bruce Landon, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Alan Zaslavsky. "Racial and Ethnic Disparities among Enrollees in Medicare Advantage Plans." New England Journal of Medicine 371.24 (December 2014): 2288-2297.
Bilmes, Linda J. "A Call for a National Strategy on Veterans." Cognoscenti, November 11, 2014.
Yasaitis, Laura C., Thomas Bubolz, Jonathan Skinner, and Amitabh Chandra. "Local Population Characteristics and Hemoglobin A1c Testing Rates among Diabetic Medicare Beneficiaries." PLoS ONE 9.10 (October 2014): 1-8.
Huskamp, Haiden A., Nancy L. Keating, Jesse B. Dalton, Michael E. Chernew, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Drug Plan Design Incentives Among Medicare Prescription Drug Plans." American Journal of Managed Care 20.9 (July 2014): 562-568.
Newhouse, Joseph P., and Thomas G. McGuire. "How Successful Is Medicare Advantage?" Milbank Quarterly 92.2 (June 2014): 351–39.
Huckfeldt, Peter J., Neeraj Sood, José J. Escarce, David C. Grabowski, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Effects of Medicare Payment Reform: Evidence from the Home Health Interim and Prospective Payment Systems." Journal of Health Economics 34 (March 2014): 1-18.
Ayanian, John Z., Bruce E. Landon, Alan M. Zaslavsky, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Use of Mammography Between Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare." Journal of the National Cancer Institute 105.24 (December 2013): 1891-1896.
McGuire, Thomas G., Jacob Glazer, Joseph P. Newhouse, Sharon-Lise Normand, Julie Shi, Anna D. Sinaiko, and Samuel Zuvekas. "Integrating Risk Adjustment and Enrollee Premiums in Health Plan Payment." Journal of Health Economics 32.6 (December 2013): 1263–1277.
Fung, Vicki, Mary Reed, Mary Price, Richard Brand, William H. Dow, Joseph P. Newhouse, and John Hsu. "Responses to Medicare Drug Costs among Near-Poor versus Subsidized Beneficiaries." Health Services Research 48.5 (October 2013): 1653-1668.
Stevenson, David, John Z. Ayanian, Alan M. Zaslavsky, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Bruce E. Landon. "Service Use at the End of Life in Medicare Advantage versus Traditional Medicare." Medical Care 51.10 (October 2013): 931-937.
Newhouse, Joseph P., and Alan M. Garber. "Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending in the United States." JAMA 310.12 (September 25, 2013): 1227-8.
Fung, Vicki, Mary Reed, Mary Price, Richard Brand, William Dow, Joseph P. Newhouse, and John Hsu. "Adverse Clinical Events Among Medicare Beneficiaries Using Antipsychotic Drugs: Linking Health Insurance Benefits and Clinical Needs." Medical Care 51.7 (July 2013): 614-621.
Newhouse, Joseph P., Alan M. Garber, Robin P. Graham, Margaret A. McCoy, Michelle Mancher, and Ashna Kibria, eds. Variation in Health Care Spending: Target Decision-Making, Not Geography. National Academy Press, 2013.
Jacobson, Mireille, Tom Y. Chang, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Craig C. Earle. "Physician Agency and Competition: Evidence from a Major Change to Medicare Chemotherapy Reimbursement Policy." NBER Working Paper 19247, July 2013.
Ayanian, John Z., Bruce E. Landon, Alan M. Zaslavsky, Robert C. Saunders, Robert C., Gregory L. Pawlson, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Medicare Beneficiaries More Likely To Receive Appropriate Ambulatory Services In HMOs Than In Traditional Medicare." Health Affairs 32.7 (July 2013): 1228-1235.
Chandra, Amitabh, Maurice A. Dalton, and Jonathan Holmes. "Large Increases In Spending On Postacute Care In Medicare Point To The Potential For Cost Savings In These Settings." Health Affairs (May 2013).
Baicker, Katherine, Sarah L. Taubman, Heidi L. Allen, Heidi L., Mira Bernstein, Jonathan H. Gruber, Joseph P. Newhouse, Eric C. Schneider, Bill J. Wright, Alan Zaslavsky, and Amy N. Finkelstein. "The Oregon Experiment -- Effects of Medicaid on Clinical Outcomes." New England Journal of Medicine 368.18 (May 2013): 1713-1722.
Newhouse, Joseph P., and Alan M. Garber. "Geographic Variation in Medicare Services." New England Journal of Medicine 368.16 (April 18, 2013): 1465-1468.
Landon, Bruce E., Alan M. Zaslavsky, Robert C. Saunders, L. Gregory Pawlson, Joseph P. Newhouse, and John Z. Ayanian. "Analysis Of Medicare Advantage HMOs Compared With Traditional Medicare Shows Lower Use Of Many Services During 2003–09." Health Affairs 31.12 (December 2012): 2609-2617.