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

Ferguson, Ronald and Jocelyn Friedlander. "First Three Years of the Journey: How Boston, Chattanooga, Yonkers, and Pickens County Set Out to Enhance Early Childhood Development at Scale." The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, November 2018.
Goodman, Joshua, and Melanie Rucinski. "Increasing Diversity in Boston’s Exam Schools." Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, October 2018.
Glaeser, Edward L., Michael Scott Kincaid, and Nikhil Naik. "Computer Vision and Real Estate: Do Looks Matter and Do Incentives Determine Looks." National Bureau of Economic Research, October 2018.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Ming Lu. "Human-Capital Externalities in China." National Bureau of Economic Research, August 2018.
Risse, Mathias, and Sushma Raman. "Corruption Symposium Report." May 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.
Franks, Robert, Matthew Peccoraro, Jayne Singer, and Julie Boatright Wilson. "Early Childhood Development: Implications for Policy, Systems and Practice." Judge Baker Children's Center, 2017.
Chen, Martha. "Expanding the Economic Potential of Women Informal Workers." Secretariat, UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, December 2016.
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.
von Broembsen, Marlese, and Martha Chen. "Eliminating Legal Barriers from the Perspective of the Informal Economy." Secretariat, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, September 2016.
Klugman, Jeni, Laura Tyson, and Panel and Deputy Panel Members of UN High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment (including Martha Chen). "Leave No One Behind: A Call to Action for Gender Equality and Women's Economic Empowerment." Secretariat, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, September 2016.
Chen, Martha. "The Urban Informal Economy: Towards More Inclusive Cities." Urbanet, August 2016.
Ellwood, David. "Creating Mobility from Poverty." The US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, August 2016.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Aiming Higher Together: Strategizing Better Educational Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color." Urban Institute Research Report, May 2016.
Putnam, Robert D. "Closing the Opportunity Gap." 2016.
Mukerji, Shobhini, and Michael Walton. "Learning the Right Lessons." India Infrastructure Report 2012: Private Sector in Education, April 2016.
Shoag, Daniel, and Erich Muehlegger. "Cell Phones and Motor Vehicle Fatalities Final Report." U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program, January 2016.
Bagley, Nicholas, Amitabh Chandra, and Austin Frakt. "Correcting Signals for Innovation in Health Care." Hamilton Project, October, 2015.
Ferguson, Ronald F., with Sarah F. Phillips, Jacob F. S. Rowley, and Jocelyn W. Friedlander. "The Influence of Teaching Beyond Standardized Test Scores: Engagement, Mindsets, and Agency." The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, October, 2015.
Henderson, Michael B., Philipp Lergetporer, Paul E.Peterson, Katharina Werner, Martin R. West, and Ludger Woessmann. "Is Seeing Believing? How Americans and Germans Think about Their Schools." The Program on Education Policy and Governance, 2015.
Ferguson, Ronald, Jason Snipes, Farhana Hossain, and Michelle S. Manno. "Developing Positive Young Adults: Lessons from Two Decades of YouthBuild Programs." MDRC Research Report, May 2015.
Vanek, Joann, Martha Chen, and Govindan Raveendran. "A Guide to Obtaining Data on Types of Informal Workers in Official Statistics." WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 8, May 2015.
Abadie, Alberto, Maria C. Acevedo, Maurice Kugler, and Juan Vargas. "Inside the War on Drugs: Effectiveness and Unintended Consequences of a Large Illicit Crops Eradication Program in Colombia." April 2015.
Sparrow, Malcolm K. "Measuring Performance in a Modern Police Organization." New Perspectives in Policing, March 2015.
Hausmann, Ricardo. "Gender Gap Report 2014." World Economic Forum, November 2014.
Ferguson, Ronald, and Sara Lamback. "Creating Pathways to Prosperity: A Blueprint for Action." The Pathways to Prosperity Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, June 2014.
Chen, Martha. "Statistics on the Informal Economy: Definitions, Regional Estimates & Challenges." WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 2, April 2014.
Chen, Martha. "Informal Economy Monitoring Study Sector Report: Home-Based Workers." Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, April 2014.
Chen, Martha, and Govindan Raveendran. "Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Patterns." WIEGO Working Paper No. 7, January 2014.
Glaeser, Edward L. "A World of Cities: The Causes and Consequences of Urbanization in Poorer Countries." National Bureau of Economic Research, December 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Abha Joshi-Ghani. "Rethinking Cities: Toward Shared Prosperity." Economic Premise Notes Series: Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network, World Bank, October 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "The Supply of Environmentalism." National Bureau of Economic Research, August 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.
Chingos, Matthew M., and Paul E. Peterson. "Experimentally Estimated Impacts of a School Choice Intervention on Long-Term Educational Outcomes: The Effects of School Vouchers on College Enrollment." Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard, July 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Yueran Ma. "The Supply of Gender Stereotypes and Discriminatory Beliefs." National Bureau of Economic Research, June 2013.
Lawrence, Robert Z., and Matthew J. Slaughter. "U.S. Exporters, Global Supply Networks, and Competitive Export-Import Bank Financing." Report for Coalition for Employment Through Exports, Inc., June 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L., Aaron Chatterji, and William R. Kerr. "Clusters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation." National Bureau of Economic Research, May 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Giacomo A.M. Ponzetto. "Shrouded Costs of Government: The Political Economy of State and Local Public Pensions." National Bureau of Economic Research, April 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Cass R. Sunstein. "Why Does Balanced News Produce Unbalanced Views?" National Bureau of Economic Research, April 2013.
Hoxby, Caroline M., and Christopher Avery. "Low-Income High-Achieving Students Miss Out on Attending Selective Colleges." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Spring 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "A Nation of Gamblers: Real Estate Speculation and American History." National Bureau of Economic Research, February 2013.
Cunningham, Edward. "The Jinyuan Group: China’s Energy Boom and the Rise of Local Government Entrepreneurs." 2013.
Chen, Martha. "Self-Employed Women’s Association of India: A National Trade Union and International Role Model." Case Study for World Development Report 2013, World Bank, 2012.
Chetty, Raj, John N. Friedman, and Jonah E. Rockoff. "The Long-Term Impacts of Teachers: Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood." NBER Working Papers, December 2011.
Bane, Mary Jo. "The Churches, Foreign Policy, and Global Poverty: New Approaches? New Partnerships?" Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland Working Paper, November 2011.
Kolesár, Michal, Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Edward L. Glaeser, and Guido W. Imbens. "Identification and Inference with Many Invalid Instruments." NBER Working Papers 17519, October 2011.
Borjas, George J, Jeffrey Grogger, and Gordon H. Hanson. "Substitution Between Immigrants, Natives, and Skill Groups." NBER Working Papers 17461, September 2011.
Sood, Neeraj, Peter J. Huckfeldt, David C. Grabowski, Joseph P. Newhouse, and José J. Escarce. "The Effect of Prospective Payment on Admission and Treatment Policy: Evidence from Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities." NBER Working Paper 17125, June 2011.
Foglesong, Todd, and Christopher Stone. "Prison Exit Samples as a Source for Indicators of Pretrial Detention." Indicators in Development: Safety and Justice Series, Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, Harvard Kennedy School, April 2011.
Chandra, Amitabh, Anupam B. Jena, and Jonathan S. Skinner. "The Pragmatist's Guide to Comparative Effectiveness Research." NBER Working Paper 16990, April 2011.