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

Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
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.
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.
Clark, Robert L., and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Challenges Facing Public Retirement Plans." Journal of Pension Economics and Finance 15.3 (July 2016): 249-53.
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.
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.
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.
Liebman, Jeffrey. "Understanding the Increase in Disability Insurance Benefit Receipt in the United States." Journal of Economic Perspectives 29.2 (Spring 2015): 123-150.
Newhouse, Joseph P. "How Much Selection Is Left in Medicare Advantage?" American Journal of Health Economics 1.1 (Winter 2015): 1-26.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newhouse, Joseph P., Jie Huang, Mary Price, J. Michael McWilliams, and John Hsu. "Steps To Reduce Favorable Risk Selection In Medicare Advantage Largely Succeeded, Boding Well For Health Insurance Exchanges." Health Affairs 31.12 (December 2012): 2618-2628.
McWilliams, J. Michael, John Hsu, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "New Risk-Adjustment System Was Associated With Reduced Favorable Selection In Medicare Advantage." Health Affairs 31.12 (December 2012): 2630-2640.
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.
Grabowski, David C., Peter J. Huckfeldt, Neeraj Sood, José J. Escarce, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Medicare Postacute Care Payment Reforms Have Potential To Improve Efficiency Of Care, But May Need Changes To Cut Costs." Health Affairs 31.9 (September 2012): 1941-1950.
Fung, Vicki, Mary Price, Alisa Busch, Bruce Fireman, Rita Hui, Mary Beth Landrum, Richard G. Frank, Joseph P. Newhouse, and John Hsu. "Medicare Part D Cost Sharing and Antipsychotic Use in Two Medicare Advantage Plans." Clinical Medicine and Research 10.3 (August 2012): 182.
Alhassani, Ali, Amitabh Chandra, and Michael E. Chernew. "Perspective: The Sources of the SGR "Hole"." New England Journal of Medicine 366.2 (January 26, 2012): 89-291.
Sood, Neeraj, Peter J. Huckfeldt, José J. Escarce, David C. Grabowski, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Medicare’s Bundled Payment Pilot For Acute And Postacute Care: Analysis And Recommendations On Where To Begin." Health Affairs 30.9 (September 2011): 1708-1717.
Fung, Vicki, Richard J. Brand, Joseph P. Newhouse, and John Hsu. "Using Medicare Data for Comparative Effectiveness Research: Opportunities and Challenges." American Journal of Managed Care 17.7 (July 2011): 488-496.
Newhouse, Joseph P., Jie Huang, Richard J. Brand, Vicki Fung, and John T. Hsu. "Structure of Risk Adjustment for Private Plans in Medicare." American Journal of Managed Care 17.6 (June 2011): e231-e240.
McGuire, Thomas G., Joseph P. Newhouse, and Anna D. Sinaiko. "An Economic History of Medicare Part C." The Milbank Quarterly 89.2 (June 2011): 289-332.
Alhassani, Ali, Michael Chernew, Amitabh Chandra. "The Sources of the SGR “Hole”." New England Journal of Medicine 366.4 (January 26, 2011): 289-291.
Hsu, John, Vicki Fung, Jie Huang, Mary Price, Richard Brand, Rita Hui, Bruce Fireman, William H. Dow, John Bertko, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Fixing Flaws In Medicare Drug Coverage That Prompt Insurers To Avoid Low-Income Patients." Health Affairs 29.12 (December 2010): 2335-2343.
Zhang, Yuting, Katherine Baicker, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Geographic Variation in Medicare Drug Spending." New England Journal of Medicine 363.5 (July 29, 2010): 405-409.
Zhang, Yuting, Judith R. Lave, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Julie M. Donohue. "How the Medicare Part D Drug Benefit Changed the Distribution of Out-of-Pocket Pharmacy Spending Among Older Beneficiaries." Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences 65B.4 (July 2010): 502-507.
Jacobson, Mireille, Craig C. Earle, Mary Price, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "How Medicare's Payment Cuts For Cancer Chemotherapy Drugs Changed Patterns Of Treatment." Health Affairs 29.7 (July 2010): 1391-1399.
Zhang, Yuting, Judith R. Lave, Julie M. Donohue, Michael A. Fischer, Michael E. Chernew, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "The Impact of Medicare Part D on Medication Adherence Among Older Adults Enrolled in Medicare-Advantage Products." Medical Care 48.5 (May 2010): 409-417.
Chernew, Michael E., Lindsay M. Sabik, Amitabh Chandra, Teresa B. Gibson, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Geographic Correlation Between Large-Firm Commercial Spending and Medicare Spending." American Journal of Managed Care 16.2 (February 2010): 131-138.