fbpx Faculty Papers and Publications | Harvard Kennedy School
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

Born, Dana, and Josh A. Goldstein. "Business Leaders Can Reverse the ‘Implosion of Trust’." Boston Globe, March 15, 2018.
Bowles, Hannah Riley, Bobbi Thomason, and May Al Dabbagh. "Research: When Men Have Lower Status at Work, They’re Less Likely to Negotiate." Harvard Business Review. September 08, 2017.
Dzielinski, Michal, Alexander F. Wagner, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Straight Talkers and Vague Talkers: The Effects of Managerial Style in Earnings Conference Calls." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-017, May 2017.
Al Dabbagh, M., H. Riley Bowles, and B. Thomason. "Status Reinforcement in Emerging Economies: The Psychological Experience of Local Candidates Striving for Global Employment." Organization Science 27.6 (December 2016): 1453-1471.
Druz, Marina, Alexander F. Wagner, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Reading Managerial Tone: How Analysts and the Market Respond to Conference Calls." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-004, January 2016.
Zeckhauser, Richard. "Mancur Olson and the Tragedy of the Unbalanced Commons." Decisions 24 (December 2015).
Bohnet, Iris, Alexandra van Geen, and Max Bazerman. "When Performance Trumps Gender Bias: Joint vs. Separate Evaluation." Management Science (September 29, 2015).
Avery, Christopher N., Judith A. Chevalier, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "The “CAPS” Prediction System and Stock Market Returns." Review of Finance (September 2015): 1-19.
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, Christopher Harris, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian, and Jung Sakong. "Self Control and Commitment: Can Decreasing the Liquidity of a Savings Account Increase Deposits?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-048, August 2015.
Kadam, Sangram V., and Maciej H. Kotowski. "Multi-period Matching." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-030, June 2015.
Kadam, Sangram V., and Maciej H. Kotowski. "Time Horizons, Lattice Structures, and Welfare in Multi-Period Matching Markets." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-031, June 2015.
Viscusi, W. Kip, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Regulating Ambiguous Risks: The Less than Rational Regulation of Pharmaceuticals." Journal of Legal Studies 44.S2 (June 2015): S387-S422.
Devjani, Roy, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Anatomy of Ignorance: Diagnoses from Literature." Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies. Ed. Matthias Gross and Linsey McGoey. Routledge, 2015, 61-73.
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian, and Katherine L. Milkman. "The Effect of Providing Peer Information on Retirement Savings Decisions." Journal of Finance 70.3 (May 2015): 1161-1201.
Devjani, Roy, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Grappling with Ignorance: Frameworks from Decision Theory, Lessons from Literature." Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis 6.1 (Spring 2015): 33-65.
Freeman, Mark C., Gernot Wagner, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Climate Sensitivity Uncertainty: When is Good News Bad?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-002, January 2015.
Viscusi, W. Kip, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "The Relative Weights of Direct and Indirect Experiences in the Formation of Environmental Risk Beliefs." Risk Analysis (September 5, 2014).
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte Madrian, and Stepehen P. Zeldes. "What Makes Annuitization More Appealing?" Journal of Public Economics 116 (August 2014): 2-16.
Madrian, Brigitte. "Applying Insights from Behavioral Economics to Policy Design." Annual Review of Economics 6 (August 2014): 663-688.
Bowles, Hannah Riley. "Why Women Don’t Negotiate Their Job Offers." Harvard Business Review. June 19, 2014.
Bowles, Hannah Riley. Review of Women and Executive Office: Pathways and Performance, ed. Melody Rose. Sage, 59.4, March 2014: NP39–NP41.
Bilmes, Linda J. "U.N. Funding is a Small Price for Peace." Boston Globe, January 25, 2014.
Zeckhauser, Richard. "New Frontiers Beyond Risk and Uncertainty: Ignorance, Group Decision, and Unanticipated Themes, Preface 2." Handbook of the Economics of Risk and Uncertainty. Ed. W. Kip Viscusi and Mark Machina. Elsevier, 2013, xvii-xxix.
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian. "Simplification and Saving." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 95 (November 2013): 130-145.
Roy, Devjani, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Ignorance: Lessons from the Laboratory of Literature." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-039, October 2013.
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian, and Gwendolyn Reynolds. "Testimonials Do Not Convert Patients From Brand to Generic Medication." American Journal of Managed Care 19.9 (September 11, 2013): e314-e316.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Cost of Striking Syria: 4 Lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan." Cognoscenti, September 6, 2013.
George Loewenstein, Joelle Y. Friedman, Barbara McGill, Sarah Ahmad, Suzanne Linck, Stacey Sinkula, John Beshears, James J. Choi, Jonathan Kolstad, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian, John A. List, and Kevin G. Volpp. "Consumers’ Misunderstanding of Health Insurance." Journal of Health Economics 32.5 (September 2013): 850-862.
Trautmann, Stefan T., Gijs van de Kuilen, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Social Class and (Un)Ethical Behavior: A Framework, With Evidence From a Large Population Sample." Perspectives on Psychological Science 8.5 (September 2013): 487-497.
Bowles, Hannah Riley. "Psychological Perspectives on Gender in Negotiation." The Sage Handbook of Gender and Psychology. Ed. M.K. Ryan and N.R. Branscombe. Sage Publications Ltd, 2013.
Miller, Nolan, Alexander F. Wagner, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Solomonic Separation: Risk Decisions as Productivity Indicators." Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 46.3 (June 2013): 265-297.
Dreber, Anna, David Rand, Nils Wernerfelt, Peter Worrell, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Decisions of Entrepreneurs and Their Agents: Revealed Levels of Risk Aversion and Betrayal Aversion." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-016, May 2013.
Trautmann, Stefan T., Gijs van de Kuilen, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Social Class and (Un)ethical Behavior: A Framework, with Evidence from a Large Population Sample." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-004, March 2013.
Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia, and Erich J. Muehlegger. "On the Use of Heuristics to Approximate Competitors’ Private Information." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 86 (February 2013): 10-23.
Justine S. Hastings, Brigitte C. Madrian, William L. Skimmyhorn. "Financial Literacy, Financial Education and Economic Outcomes." NBER Working Papers 18412, September 2012.
Milkman, Katherine L., John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian. "Following through on Good Intentions: The Power of Planning Prompts." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-024, May 2012.
Trautmann, Stefan T., Gijs van de Kuilen, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Social Class and (Un)ethical Behavior: Evidence from a Large Population Sample." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-019, May 2012.
Han, Seunghee, Jennifer S. Lerner, Richard Zeckhauser. "The Disgust-Promotes-Disposal Effect." Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 44.2 (April 2012): 101-113.
John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian. "Simplification and Saving." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (Published online, March 27, 2012).
Bohnet, Iris, Alexandra van Geen, and Max H. Bazerman. "When Performance Trumps Gender Bias: Joint Versus Separate Evaluation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-009, 2012.
Li, Shanjun, Joshua Linn, and Erich J. Muehlegger. "Gasoline Taxes and Consumer Behavior." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-006, February 2012.
Berger, Alan, Case Brown, Carolyn Kousky, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Challenge of Degraded Environments: How Common Biases Impair Effective Policy." Risk Analysis 31.9 (September 2011): 1423–1433.
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian, and Katherine L. Milkman. "The Effect of Providing Peer Information on Retirement Savings Decisions." Rand Corporation and NBER Working Papers (WR800 and 17345), 2011.
Avery, Christopher, Judith Chevalier, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The "CAPS" Prediction System and Stock Market Returns." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-028, July 2011.
Tran, Ngoc-Khanh, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Behavior of Savings and Asset Prices When Preferences and Beliefs are Heterogeneous." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-026, July 2011.
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian. "The Availability and Utilization of 401(k) Loans." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-023, June 2011.
Milkman, Katherine L., John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian. "Using Implementation Intentions Prompts to Enhance Influenza Vaccination Rates." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108.26 (June 2011): 10415-10420.
Robert, Christopher, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Methodology of Normative Policy Analysis." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 30.3 (Summer 2011): 613-643.
Aperjis, Christina, Yali Miao, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Variable Temptations and Black Mark Reputations." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-020, May 2011.
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian. "Behavioral Economics Perspective on Public Sector Pension Plans." Journal of Pension Economics and Finance 10.2 (April 12, 2011): 315-336.