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

Peterson, Paul E. Review of Learning from the Federal Market-Based Reforms, ed. William Mathis and Tina M. Trujillo. Journal of School Choice, 12.1, Jan-Mar 2018: 154-155.
Borjas, George. "EXODUS: How Migration Is Changing Our World." Review of Lessons from Immigration Economics, by Collier, Paul. Independent Review, 22.3, Winter 2018: 329-340.
Jencks, Christopher. "Luck, Chance, and Taxes." Review of Success and Luck, by Robert Frank. The American Interest, 13.1, June 23, 2017.
Jencks, Christopher. "Why the Very Poor Have Become Poorer." Review of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer. The New York Review of Books, 63.10, June 9, 2016: 15-17.
Wilson, William Julius. "Cashless Society." Review of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer. New York Times, September 2, 2015: 14-14.
Glaeser, Edward L. "They Can Take It If They Want It." Review of The Grasping Hand, by Ilya Somin. Wall Street Journal, July 2015.
Jencks, Christopher. "Did We Lose the War on Poverty?—II." Review of Legacies of the War on Poverty, ed. Martha J. Bailey and Sheldon Danziger. New York Review of Books, 62.7, April 23, 2015: 37-39.
Jencks, Christopher. "The War on Poverty: Was It Lost?" Review of Legacies of the War on Poverty, ed. Martha J. Bailey and Sheldon Danziger. New York Review of Books, 62.6, April 2015: 82-85.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Travails of Urban Field Research." Review of On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City, by Alice Goffman, and This Ain’t Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South, by Zandria F. Robinson. Contemporary Sociology, 43.6, November 2014: 824-828.
Jencks, Christopher. "On America's Front Lines." Review of On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City, by Alice Goffman. The New York Review of Books, 61.15, October 9, 2014: 34-36.
Chandra, Amitabh. "Can We Afford More Health Care?" Review of The Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper and Health Care Doesn't, by William J. Baumol. Science, 341.6143, July 2013: 239.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Great Disparity." Reviews of The Great Divergence, by Timothy Noah, and Coming Apart, by Charles Murray. Nation, 295.5/6, July 30, 2012: 27-32.
Borjas, George, Jeffrey Grogger, and Gordon H. Hanson. Comment on On Estimating Elasticities of Substitution, Journal of the European Economic Association, 10.1, February 2012: 198-210.
Wilson, William Julius. "The Importance of Performance in Obama’s Victory." Review of The Performance of Politics: Obama’s Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power, by Jeffrey C. Alexander. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, 40.6, November 2011: 668-672.
Altshuler, Alan. Review of Grotton Revisited…Planning in Crisis?, by Steve Ankers, David Kaiserman, Chris Shepley. Journal of the American Planning Association, 77.4, October 18, 2011: 394.
Ruggie, Mary. Review of The Politics of Medicaid, by Laura Katz Olson. Political Science Quarterly, 126.3, Fall 2011: 521-522.
Wilson, William Julius. "Blurring the Color Line." Review of Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America, by Richard Alba. Sociological Forum, 26.2, June 2011: 452-457.
Chandra, Amitabh, and Tom S. Vogl. "Rising Up With Shoe Leather?" Comment on Fair Society, Healthy Lives (The Marmot Review), Social Science & Medicine, 71.7, October 2010: 1227-1230.
Ruggie, Mary. Review of Handbook of the Sociology of Medical Education, ed. Caragh Brosnan and Bryan S. Turner. Contemporary Sociology, 39.5, September 2010: 556-557.
Glaeser, Edward L. "What a City Needs." Review of Wrestling With Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City, by Anthony Flint. New Republic, 240.16, September 9, 2009: 42-45.
Ruggie, Mary. Review of Medical Research for Hire: The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials, by Jill A. Fisher. Contemporary Sociology, 38.5, September 2009: 435-436.
Ruggie, Mary. Review of A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship, ed. Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, and Peter Guarnaccia. American Journal of Sociology, 114.6, May 2009: 1903-1905.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Foreclosing the Crisis." Review of The Household: Informal Order Around the Hearth, by Robert C. Ellickson. New Republic, 240.1, February 4, 2009: 45-47.
Western, Bruce. "Lone Pursuit: Distrust and Defensive Individualism Among the Black Poor." Review of Distrust and Defensive Individualism Among the Black Poor, by Sandra Susan Smith. Contemporary Sociology, 38.1, January 2009: 71-72.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Auto-Emancipation." Review of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do: And What It Says About Us, by Tom Vanderbilt New Republic, 239.2, August 13, 2008: 36-39.
Glaeser, Edward L. Review of A Companion to Urban Economics, Ed. Richard J. Arnott and Daniel P. McMillen. Journal of Regional Science, 47.5 December 2007: 994-999.
Glaeser, Edward L. "The Wealth of One Nation." Review of A Farewell to Arms, by Gregory Clark. New York Sun, September 19, 2007.
Jencks, Christopher. "The Immigration Charade." Review of State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America, by Patrick J. Buchanan. New York Review of Books, 54.14 September 27, 2007: 49-52.
Newhouse, Joseph P. Review of Will the United States Continue to Allocate a Growing Proportion of Its GDP to Health Care?, by Stuart Altman. Wanting It All: The Challenge of Reforming the U.S. Health Care System, 2007: 257-263.
Ruggie, Mary. Review of Healthy, Wealthy, & Fair: Health Care and the Good Society, Ed. James A. Morone and Lawrence R. Jacobs. Political Science Quarterly, 121.1 Spring 2006: 144-145.
Edin, Kathryn. Review of American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare, by Jason DeParle. Children & Youth Services Review, 28.3 March 2006: 352-353.
Newhouse, Joseph P. Review of Aggregation and the Measurement of Health Care Costs, by Thomas Getzen. Health Services Research, 41.5, October 2006: 1955-1958.
Jencks, Christopher. "What Happened to Welfare?" Review of American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare, by Jason DeParle. The New York Review of Books, 52.20 December 15, 2005.
Ruggie, Mary. Review of Am I Still a Woman?: Hysterectomy and Gender Identity, by Jean Elson. Contemporary Sociology, 34.&nbspJuly 2005.
Borjas, George. Comment on "Inequality in America," by Alan B. Krueger, Pedro Carniero, and James J. Heckman. Inequality in America, Ed. Benjamin M. Friedman. MIT Press, 2004.
Glaeser, Edward L. Review of The Creative Class, by Richard Florida. Harvard Economics Department, May 2004.
Ruggie, Mary. Review of Markets and Medicine: The Politics of Health Care Reform in Britain, Germany, and the United States, by Susan Giaimo. Journal of Health, Politics, Policy and Law, 29.3 June 2004.
Newhouse, Joseph P. Comment on "Area Differences in Utilization of Medical Care and Mortality Among U.S. Elderly" by Victor R. Fuchs, Mark McLellan, and Jonathan Skinner. Perspectives on the Economics of Aging, Ed. David A. Wise. University of Chicago Press, 2004: 406-413.
Ruggie, Mary. Review of Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance, by Harold L. Wilensky. Political Science Quarterly, 118.2 Summer 2003.
Altshuler, Alan. "Government Interventions." Review of Tense Commandments: Federal Prescriptions and City Problems, by Pietro S. Nivola. Journal of the American Planning Assn., 69.4, Autumn 2003: 443-444.
Borjas, George. Review of Immigration and the U.S. Economy: Labour-Market Impacts, Illegal Entry, and Policy Choices, by Gordon H. Hanson, Kenneth F. Scheve, Matthew J. Slaughter, and Antonio Spilimbergo. ed. Tito Boeri, Gordon Hanson, and Barry McCormick. Oxford University Press, 2002.
Newhouse, Joseph P. Review of Health Policy in the Clinton Era: Once Bitten, Twice Shy, by David Cutler and Jonathan Gruber. ed. Jeffrey Frankel and Peter Orszag. MIT Press, 2002.
Newhouse, Joseph P. Comment on "Medical Care in the Consumer Price Index" by Ina Kay Ford and Daniel H. Ginsberg. Medical Care Output and Productivity, Ed. David M. Cutler and Ernst R. Berndt. University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Newhouse, Joseph P. Comment on "Health Care Output and Prices in the Producer Price Index" by Dennis Fixler and Mitchell Ginsburg. Medical Care Output and Productivity, Ed. David M. Cutler and Ernst R. Berndt. University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Newhouse, Joseph P. Comment on "The Concentration of Medical Spending: An Update" by David M. Cutler and Ellen Meara. Themes in the Economics of Aging, Ed. David A. Wise. University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Newhouse, Joseph P. Comment on "The Sources of Cost Difference in Health Insurance Plans: A Decomposition Analysis" by Matthew Eichner, Mark McClellan, and David A. Wise. Themes in the Economics of Aging, Ed. David A. Wise. 2001.