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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

King, David C., Benjamin Schneer, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Why Party Leaders Tend to Be Extremists." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-015, June 2020.
Arnold, David, Will S. Dobbie, and Peter Hull. "Measuring Racial Discrimination in Bail Decisions." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-014, May 2020.
Dobbie, Will, and Jae Song. "Targeted Debt Relief and the Origins of Financial Distress: Experimental Evidence from Distressed Credit Card Borrowers." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-030, 2019.
Dobbie, Will, Andres Liberman, Daniel Paravisini, and Vikram Pathania. "Measuring Bias in Consumer Lending." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-029, 2019.
Feigenbaum, James, Maxwell Palmer, and Benjamin Schneer. "'Descended from Immigrants and Revolutionists': How Family Immigration History Shapes Representation in Congress." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-028, September 2019.
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.
Bonica, Adam, and Maya Sen. "The Politics of Selecting the Bench from the Bar: The Legal Profession and Partisan Incentives to Introduce Ideology into Judicial Selection." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-048, December 2017.
White, Laura, Jean-Louis Rochet, Pete Mathias, Kate O’Gorman, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Connecting the Northeast: A Cost Estimate for the North South Rail Link." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-032, August 2017.
Norris, Pippa. "Why American Elections Are Flawed (and How to Fix Them)." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-038, September 2016.
Bonica, Adam, Adam Chilton, Jacob Goldin, Kyle Rozema, and Maya Sen. "Measuring Judicial Ideology Using Law Clerk Hiring." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-031, July 2016.
Patterson, Thomas E. "Pre-Primary News Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Race: Trump’s Rise, Sanders’ Emergence, Clinton’s Struggle." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-023, June 2016.
Carey, John M., Tarek Masoud, and Andrew Reynolds. "Institutions as Causes and Effects: North African Electoral Systems During the Arab Spring." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-042, August 2015.
Norris, Pippa, and Holly Ann Garnett. "Voter Suppression or Voter Fraud in the 2014 US Elections?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-040, July 2015.
Campante, Filipe R., and David Yanagizawa-Drott. "The Intergenerational Transmission of War." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-039, July 2015.
Temkin, Moshik. "The Great Divergence: The Death Penalty in the United States and the Failure of Abolition in Transatlantic Perspective." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-037, July 2015.
Reinhart, Carmen. "The Antecedents and Aftermath of Financial Crises as Told by Carlos F. Díaz Alejandro." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-035, July 2015.
Bold, Tessa, Kayuki C. Kaizzi, Jakob Svensson, and David Yanagizawa-Drott. "Low Quality, Low Returns, Low Adoption: Evidence from the Market for Fertilizer and Hybrid Seed in Uganda." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-033, June 2015.
Unkovic, Cait, Maya Sen, and Kevin M. Quinn. "Does Encouragement Matter in Improving Gender Imbalances in Technical Fields? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-032, June 2015.
Norris, Pippa, Ferran Martínez i Coma, and Max Grömping. "The Year in Elections, 2014." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-008, February 2015.
Bonica, Adam, and Maya Sen. "The Politics of Selecting the Bench from the Bar: The Legal Profession and Partisan Incentives to Politicize the Judiciary." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-001, January 2015.
Acharya, Avidit, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen. "The Political Legacy of American Slavery." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-057, December 2014.
Sheely, Ryan. "Maintaining Local Public Goods: Evidence from Rural Kenya." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-051, December 2013.
Larson, Greg, Peter Biar Ajak, and Lant Pritchett. "South Sudan’s Capability Trap: Building a State with Disruptive Innovation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-041, October 2013.
Masoud, Tarek. "Arabs Want Redistribution, So Why Don’t They Vote Left? Theory and Evidence from Egypt." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-007, April 2013.
Applbaum, Arthur Isak. "All Foundings Are Forced." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-042, September 2012.
Scherer, F.M. "General Hamilton and Dr. Smith." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-029, July 2012.
Campante, Filipe R., and Quoc-Anh Do. "Isolated Capital Cities, Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from US States." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-016, May 2012.
Devarajan, Shantayanan, Stuti Khemani, and Michael Walton. "Civil Society, Public Action and Accountability in Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-036, September 2011.
Campante, Filipe R. and Davin Chor. "'The People Want the Fall of the Regime': Schooling, Political Protest, and the Economy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-018, March 2011.
Baum, Matthew A. "Red, Blue, and the Flu: Media Self-Selection and Partisan Gaps in Swine Flu Vaccinations." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-010, January 2011.
Grindle, Merilee S. "Constructing, Deconstructing, and Reconstructing Career Civil Service Systems in Latin America." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-025, June 2010.
Baum, Matthew A., and Henry R. Nau. "Foreign Policy Views and U.S Standing in the World." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP09-028, September 2009.