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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

Dorison, Charles A., Julia A. Minson, and Todd Rogers. "Selective Exposure Partly Relies on Faulty Affective Forecasts." Cognition (Spring 2019).
Robinson, Carly D., Jana Gallus, Monica G. Lee, and Todd Rogers. "The Demotivating Effect (and Unintended Message) of Awards." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-020, July 2018.
Robinson, Carly D., Gonzalo A. Pons, Angela L. Duckworth, and Todd Rogers. "Some Middle School Students Want Behavior Commitment Devices (but Take-Up Does Not Affect Their Behavior)." Frontiers in Psychology (February 2018).
Rogers, Todd, Noah J. Goldstein, and Craig R. Fox. "Social Mobilization." Annual Review of Psychology 69 (January 2018): 357-381.
Rogers, Todd, Don A. Moore, and Michael I. Norton. "The Belief in a Favorable Future." Psychological Science 28.9 (September 2017): 1290-1301.
David Tannenbaum, Craig R. Fox, and Todd Rogers. "On the Misplaced Politics of Behavioural Policy Interventions." Nature Human Behaviour 1.7 (July 2017): s41562-017.
Bergman, Peter, Jessica Lasky-Fink, and Todd Rogers. "Simplification and Defaults Affect Adoption and Impact of Technology, But Decision Makers Do Not Realize This." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-021, June 2017 (Updated July 2018).
Rogers, Todd, Richard Zeckhauser, Francesca Gino, Michael I. Norton, and Maurice E. Schweitzer. "Artful Paltering: The Risks and Rewards of Using Truthful Statements to Mislead Others." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 112.3 (March 2017): 456-473.
Rogers, Todd, Katherine L. Milkman, Leslie John, and Michael I. Norton. "Making the Best-Laid Plans Better: How Plan-Making Increases Follow-Through." Behavioral Science and Policy (2016).
Bailey, Michael A., Daniel J. Hopkins, and Todd Rogers. "Unresponsive and Unpersuaded: The Unintended Consequences of a Voter Persuasion Effort." Political Behavior 38.3 (September 2016): 713-746.
Rogers, Todd. "Unacquainted Callers Can Predict Which Citizens Will Vote Over and Above Citizens' Stated Self-Predictions." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113.23 (June 7, 2011): 6449-6453.
Rogers, Todd. "Reminders Through Association." Psychological Science 27.7 (July 2016): 973-986.
Rogers, Todd, John Ternovski, and Erez Yoeli. "Potential Follow-up Increases Private Contributions to Public Goods." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113.19 (May 10, 2016): 5218-5220.
Gehlbach, Hunter, Maureen E. Brinkworth, Aaron M. King, Laura M. Hsu, Joseph McIntyre, and Todd Rogers. "Creating Birds of Similar Feathers: Leveraging Similarity to Improve Teacher-Student Relationships and Academic Achievement." Journal of Educational Psychology 108.3 (April 2016): 342-352.
Rogers, Todd, and Avi Feller. "Discouraged by Peer Excellence: Exposure to Exemplary Peer Performance Causes Quitting." Psychological Science 27.3 (March 2016): 365-374.
Pierce, Lamar, Todd Rogers, and Jason A. Snyder. "Losing Hurts: The Happiness Impact of Partisan Electoral Loss." Journal of Experimental Political Science (October 2015): 1-16.
Rogers, Todd, and Joel Middleton. "Are Ballot Initiative Outcomes Influenced by the Campaigns of Independent Groups? A Precinct-Randomized Field Experiment Showing That They Are." Political Behavior 37.3 (September 2015): 567-593.
Kraft, Matthew A., and Todd Rogers. "The Underutilized Potential of Teacher-to-Parent Communication: Evidence from a Field Experiment." Economics of Education Review 47 (August 2015): 49-63.
Gehlbach, Hunter, Maureen E. Brinkworth, Aaron M. King, Laura M. Hsu, Joe McIntyre, and Todd Rogers. "Creating Birds of Similar Feathers: Leveraging Similarity to Improve Teacher-Student Relationships and Academic Achievement." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-017, April 2015.
Pierce, Lamar, Todd Rogers, and Jason A. Snyder. "Losing Hurts: The Happiness Impact of Partisan Electoral Loss." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-051, October 2014.
Rogers, Todd, Katherine L. Milkman, and Kevin G. Volpp. "Commitment Devices: Using Initiatives to Change Behavior-Reply." The Journal of the American Medical Association 312.15 (October 2014): 1592-1593.
Kraft, Matthew A., and Todd Rogers. "The Underutilized Potential of Teacher-to-Parent Communication: Evidence from a Field Experiment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-049, October 2014.
Rogers, Todd, and Michael I. Norton. "The Belief in a Favorable Future." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-048, October 2014.
Allcott, Hunt, and Todd Rogers. "The Short-Run and Long-Run Effects of Behavioral Interventions: Experimental Evidence from Energy Conservation." American Economic Review 104.10 (October 2014).
Frey, Erin, and Todd Rogers. "Persistence: How Treatment Effects Persist After Interventions Stop." Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1.1 (October 2014): 172-179.
Rogers, Todd, Katherine L. Milkman, and Kevin G. Volpp. "Commitment Devices: Using Initiatives to Change Behavior." Journal of the American Medical Association 311.20 (May 2014): 2065-2066.
Rogers, Todd, and Erin Frey. "Changing Behavior Beyond the Here and Now." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-014, February 2014.
Nickerson, David W., and Todd Rogers. "Political Campaigns and Big Data." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-045, Revised February 2014.
Rogers, Todd, and Masa Aida. "Vote Self-Prediction Hardly Predicts Who Will Vote, And Is (Misleadingly) Unbiased." American Politics Research (Published online, September 5, 2013).
Fernbach, Philip M., Todd Rogers, Craig R. Fox, and Steven A. Sloman. "Political Extremism Is Supported by an Illusion of Understanding." Psychological Science 24.6 (June 2013): 939-946.
Rogers, Todd, and Masa Aida. "Vote Self-Prediction Hardly Predicts Who Will Vote, And Is (Misleadingly) Unbiased." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-010, April 2013.
Rogers, Todd, Craig R. Fox, and Alan S. Gerber. "Rethinking Why People Vote: Voting as Dynamic Social Expression." Behavioral Foundations of Policy. Ed. Eldar Shafir. Princeton University Press, 2012, 91-107.
Rogers, Todd. "Rethinking Why People Vote: Voting as Dynamic Social Expression." Behavioral Foundations of Public Policy. Ed. Eldar Shafir. Princeton University Press, 2012.
Rogers, Todd, and Masa Aida. "What Does “Intending to Vote” Mean?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-056, November 2012.
Rogers, Todd, and Joel A. Middleton. "Are Ballot Initiative Outcomes Influenced by the Campaigns of Independent Groups? A Precinct-Randomized Field Experiment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-049, November 2012 (Updated June 2013).
Allcott, Hunt, and Todd Rogers. "How Long Do Treatment Effects Last? Persistence and Durability of a Descriptive Norms Intervention's Effect on Energy Conservation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-045, October 2012.
Rogers, Todd, and and Michael I. Norton. "Presidential Debates: Why Don't They Just Answer the Question?" Los Angeles Times, September 22, 2012.
Rogers, Todd, and Masa Aida. "Why Bother Asking? The Limited Value of Self-Reported Vote Intention." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-001, January 2012.
Bryan, Christopher J., Gregory M. Walton, Todd Rogers, and Carol S. Dweck. "Motivating Voter Turnout by Invoking the Self." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108.31 (August 2011): 12653-12656.
Malhotra, Neil, Melissa R. Michelson, Todd Rogers, and Ali Adam Valenzuela. "Text Messages as Mobilization Tools: The Conditional Effect of Habitual Voting and Election Salience." American Politics Research 39.4 (July 2011): 664-681.
Rogers, Todd, and Michael I. Norton. "The Artful Dodger: Answering the Wrong Question the Right Way." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 17.2 (June 2011): 139-147.