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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.
Schwarz, Susanne, Matthew A. Baum, and Dara Kay Cohen. "(Sex) Crime and Punishment in the #MeToo Era: How the Public Views Rape." Political Behavior (May 2020).
Norris, Pippa, Holly Ann Garnett, and Max Gromping. "The Paranoid Style of American Elections: Explaining Perceptions of Electoral Integrity in an Age of Populism." Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties 30.1 (February 2020): 105-125.
Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
Ban, Pamela, Maxwell Palmer, and Benjamin Schneer. "From the Halls of Congress to K Street: Government Experience and its Value for Lobbying." Legislative Studies Quarterly 44.4 (November 2019): 713-752.
Power, Samantha. "A Belated Recognition of Genocide by the House." New York Times. October 29, 2019.
Chenoweth, Erica. "The Science of Contemporary Street Protest: New Efforts in the United States." Science Advances 5.10 (October 2019).
Dobbie, Will, Hans Gronqvist, Susan Niknami, Marten Palme, and Mikael Priks. "The Intergenerational Effects of Parental Incarceration." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-031, 2019.
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.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "The Problem with One-Stop Government." Governing. August 19, 2019.
Kaufman, Aaron, Peter Kraft, and Maya Sen. "Improving Supreme Court Forecasting Using Boosted Decision Trees." Political Analysis 27.3 (July 2019): 381-387.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Participatory Budgeting: A Powerful Civic Education Tool." Governing. June 18, 2019.
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.
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.
Sen, Maya. "Bias and Judging." Annual Review of Political Science 22 (May 2019): 241-259.
Dietrich, Bryce, Ryan Enos, and Maya Sen. "Emotional Arousal Predicts Voting on the U.S. Supreme Court." Political Analysis 27.2 (April 2019): 237-243.
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.
Dobbie, Will and Crystal Yang. "Proposals for Improving the U.S. Pre-Trial System." Hamilton Project. March 2019.
Bonica, Adam, Adam Chilton, Jacob Goldin, Kyle Rozema, and Maya Sen. "Legal Rasputins? Law Clerk Influence on Voting at the US Supreme Court." The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization 35.1 (March 2019): 1-36.
Dobbie, Will, Adrien Auclert, and Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham. "Macroeconomic Effects of Debt Relief: Consumer Bankruptcy Protections in the Great Recession." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series, March 2019.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Should Bold Ideas Drown Out Old Ideas?" Project Syndicate, February 25, 2019.
Eaves, David. "Privacy of Digital Government Services." Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, Parliament of Canada, February 7, 2019.
Eaves, David. "Lessons from Estonia on Digital Government." Policy Options. February 7, 2019.
Eaves, David, Ben McGuire, and Audrey Carson. "Open Data in North America, Australia and New Zealand." The State of Open Data. Ed. Tim, Davies, and, Stephen, Walker,. International Research and Development Council, 2019.
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.
Putnam, Robert D. "Under Surface, Middle-Aged Women Push Anti-Trump Movement in US." Asahi Shimbun Globe, November 2, 2018.
Risse, Mathias. "Why We Should Talk About German ‘Orientierungskultur’ Rather Than 'Leitkultur'." Analyse & Kritik 40.2 (November 2018): 381-404.
Norris, Pippa, Sarah Cameron, and Thomas Wynter. Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy. Oxford University Press, 2018.
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.
Eaves, David, Ben McGuire, Kathy Pham, Richard Pope, Emily Middleton, Matthew Spector, and Tom Loosemore. "2018 State of Digital Transformation." digital HKS, October 2018.
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.
Norris, Pippa. "Understanding Brexit: Cultural Resentment versus Economic Grievances." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-021, July 2018.
Hochschild, Jennifer L., and Maya Sen. "Americans' Attitudes on Racial or Genetic Inheritance: Which Is More Predictive?" Reconsidering Race: Social Science and Racial Categories in the Age of Genomics. Ed. Kazuko Suzuki and Diego A. von Vacano. Oxford University Press, 2018.
Mayne, Quinton. "Cities on a Hill?" Boston Review. February 13, 2018.
Dobbie, Will. "The Effects of Pre-Trial Detention on Conviction, Future Crime, and Employment: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges." American Economic Review 108.2 (February 2018): 201-240.
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.
Putnam, Robert D. "The Real Scandal the DNC Should Avoid." Washington Post, November 10, 2017.
Putnam, Robert D. "America Needs Big Ideas to Heal Our Divides. Here Are Three." PBS Newshour, October 19, 2017.
Carter, Ashton B. "A Lasting Defeat: The Campaign to Destroy ISIS." 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.
Finighan, Reuben, and Robert D. Putnam. "A Country Divided: The Growing Opportunity Gap in America." Economic Mobility: Research & Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities & The Economy (2017): 139-174.
Temkin, Moshik. "Europe and Travel Control in an Era of Global Politics: The Case of France in the Long 1960s." Peoples and Borders. Ed. Elena Calandri, Simone Paoli, and Antonio Varsori. Munich, 2017, 109-128.
Putnam, Robert D. "How Bowling Alone Leads to Aging Alone: Social Capital in the Later Years of Life." Statement Before the Joint Economic Committee of US House and Senate Hearing, May 17, 2017.
Parker, Richard. "The Natural Rights We Must Protect." Challenge 60.3 (May 2017): 279-286.
Norris, Pippa. Why American Elections are Flawed (and how to Fix them), 1. Cornell University Press, 2017.