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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

Alsan, Marcella, Katherine Eriksson, and Gregory Niemesh. "Understanding the Success of the Know-Nothing Party." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-035, November 2020.
Ang, Desmond, and Jonathan Tebes. "Civic Responses to Police Violence." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-033, October 2020.
Cohen, Dara Kay, Connor Huff, and Robert Schub. "At War and at Home: The Consequences of US Women Combat Casualties." Journal of Conflict Resolution (October 29, 2020).
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, and Christopher Warshaw. "Accountability for the Economy at All Levels of Government in United States Elections." American Political Science Review 114.3 (August 2020): 660-676.
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.
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, and Christopher Warshaw. "Politics in Forgotten Governments: The Partisan Composition of County Legislatures and County Fiscal Policies." Journal of Politics 82.2 (April 2020): 460-475.
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, and Michael Hankinson. "Concentrated Burdens: How Self-Interest and Partisanship Shape Opinion on Opioid Treatment Policy." American Political Science Review 113.4 (November 2019): 1078-1084.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "The Problem with One-Stop Government." Governing. August 19, 2019.
Ang, Desmond. "Do 40-Year-Old Facts Still Matter? Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight under the Voting Rights Act." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11.3 (July 2019): 1-53.
Masoud, Tarek. "Not Ready for Democracy: Modernization, Pluralism and the Arab Spring." Revisiting the Arab Uprisings: The Politics of a Revolutionary Moment. Ed. Stéphane Lacroix and Jean-Pierre Filiu. Hurst Publishers, 2019.
Moskowitz, Daniel J. and Schneer, Benjamin. "Reevaluating Competition and Turnout in US House Elections." Quarterly Journal of Political Science 14 (April 2019): 191-223.
Palmer, Maxwell, and Benjamin Schneer. "Postpolitical Careers: How Politicians Capitalize on Public Office." Journal of Politics 81.2 (April 2019): 670-675.
Greenberg, David, Moshik Temkin, and Mason B. Williams, eds. Alan Brinkley: A Life in History. Columbia University Press, 2019.
Temkin, Moshik. "The "Dissident Ideology" Revisited: Populism and Prescience in Voices of Protest." Alan Brinkley: A Life in History. Ed. Greenberg, David, Moshik Temkin, and Mason Williams. Columbia University Press, 2019, 13-25.
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.
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin. "How Attribution Inhibits Accountability: Evidence from Train Delays." The Journal of Politics 80.4 (October 2018): 1417-1422.
Baum, Matthew A., Dara Kay Cohen, and Yuri M. Zhukov. "Does Rape Culture Predict Rape? Evidence from U.S. Newspapers, 2000–2013." Quarterly Journal of Political Science 13.3 (September 2018): 263-289.
Mayne, Quinton. "Cities on a Hill?" Boston Review. February 13, 2018.
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin. "Off-Cycle and Out of Office: Election Timing and the Incumbency Advantage." The Journal of Politics 80.1 (January 2018): 119-132.
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.
Hassan, Mai, and Ryan Sheely. "Executive-Legislative Relations, Party Defections, and Lower-Level Administrative Unit Proliferation: Evidence from Kenya." Comparative Political Studies 50.12 (October 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.
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.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Who is Right on U.S. Financial Reform? Sanders, Clinton, or the Republicans?" Straits Times, February 24, 2016.
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.
Norris, Pippa, Andrea Abel Van Es, and Lisa Fennis. "Checkbook Elections: Political Finance in Comparative Perspective." Electoral Integrity Project, July 2015.
King, David C. "Let's Have an Honest Debate on the Debates." Hill, June 17, 2015.
Winston, Kenneth. Ethics in Public Life, Good Practitioners in a Rising Asia. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Masoud, Tarek, Jason Brownlee, and Andrew Reynolds. The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform. Oxford University Press, 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.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The End of Republican Obstruction." Project Syndicate, January 19, 2015.
Callen, Michael, and James D. Long. "Institutional Corruption and Election Fraud: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan." American Economic Review 105.1 (January 2015): 354-381.
Wright Rigueur, Leah. The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power. Princeton University Press, 2015.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Donald P. Green, Jeffery McManus, and Rohini Pande. "Are Poor Voters Indifferent to Whether Elected Leaders Are Criminal or Corrupt? A Vignette Experiment in Rural India." Political Communication 31.3 (July-Sept 2014): 391-407.
Campante, Filipe R., and Quoc-Anh Do. "Isolated Capital Cities, Accountability, and Corruption: Evidence from US States." American Economic Review 104.8 (August 2014): 2456-2481.
Kamm, Frances. "Taking Just War Seriously in Gaza." Boston Review. July 2014.
Masoud, Tarek. Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt. Cambridge University Press, June 2014.
Temkin, Moshik. "How to Kill the Death Penalty." Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2014.
O'Sullivan, Meghan, and Razzaq al-Saiedi. "Choosing an Electoral System: Iraq's Three Electoral Experiments, their Results, and their Political Implications." Belfer Center Discussion Paper, Harvard Kennedy School, April 2014.
Porter, Roger B. "The Three Presidencies: Power and Policy." The Presidency and the Political System. Ed. Michael Nelson. CQ Press, 2013, 500-524.
Norris, Pippa, and Robert Mattes. "Does Ethnicity Determine Support for the Governing Party?" Voting and Democratic Citizenship in Africa. Ed. Michael Bratton. Lynne Reinner, 2013.
Madestam, Andreas, Daniel Shoag, Stan Veuger, and David Yanagizawa-Drott. "Do Political Protests Matter? Evidence from the Tea Party Movement." Quarterly Journal of Economics 128.4 (2013).
Burns, Nicholas. "Celebrate our Commitment to Liberty." Boston Globe, July 4, 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.
Campante, Filipe R., and Daniel Hojman. "Media and Polarization: Evidence from the Introduction of Broadcast TV in the US." Journal of Public Economics 100 (April 2013): 79-92.
Masoud, Tarek. "Beyond Political Islam." The Arab Revolutions and American Policy. Ed. Nicholas R. Burns and Jonathan Price. Aspen Strategy Group, 2013.
Masoud, Tarek. "The Egyptian Liberals' Soft Defeat." Foreign Policy, December 18, 2012.
Masoud, Tarek, and Wael Nawara. "Will Egypt’s Liberals Ever Win?" Slate. December 4, 2012.
Juma, Calestous. "How Tribalism Stunts African Democracy." BBC News, November 27, 2012.
Masoud, Tarek. "Don't Blame Muslim Brotherhood for Morsy Power Grab." CNN.com, November 27, 2012.