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

Olson, Stevie, Phil Berkaw, Lucien Charland, Elizabeth Patton, and Linda J. Bilmes. "The $64 Billion Massachusetts Vehicle Economy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-038, December 2019.
Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
Ganz, Marshall, and Art Reyes III. "Renewing Democracy Requires the Creation of an Inclusive Collective." Sanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2020).
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.
Eaves, David, Ben McGuire, Kathy Pham, Richard Pope, Emily Middleton, Matthew Spector, and Tom Loosemore. "2018 State of Digital Transformation." digital HKS, October 2018.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Cataclysmic Cost of Trump’s War on Oceans." Boston Globe. July 26, 2018.
Kellerman, Barbara. Professionalizing Leadership. Oxford University Press, 2018.
Born, Dana, and Josh A. Goldstein. "Business Leaders Can Reverse the ‘Implosion of Trust’." Boston Globe, March 15, 2018.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Trump is Breaking the Environment Beyond Repair." Boston Globe. February 20, 2018.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Congress’ Budget Dysfunction Is More Than 4 Decades in the Making." The Conversation, February 9, 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.
Bilmes, Linda J. "On Veteran's Day, let's honor the promises we've made to veterans." Boston Globe, November 9, 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.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Bill for America's Longest War Is Still Unpaid." Fiscal Times, May 27, 2017.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Trump's Proposed Defense Splurge Flunks Basic Math." Boston Globe, March 2, 2017.
Born, Dana, William H. Hendrix, and Emily Pate. "Three Pillars of Organization Excellence." The Journal of Character & Leadership Integration (Winter 2017): 45-54.
Kellerman, Barbara. "The Importance of Being Expert – Contextually Expert." The European Business Review (January/February 2017).
Zhang, Siwen, Hua Chen, Songyu Zhu, Jorrit de Jong, and Guy Stuart. "HIV/AIDS Prevention on Southern China’s Road Projects: A Case of Embedded Education." January 2017.
Zhang, Siwen, Hua Chen, Songyu Zhu, Jorrit de Jong, and Guy Stuart. "Health Education in China's Factories: A Case of Embedded Education." January 2017.
Kelman, Steven, Ronald Sanders, and Gayatri Pandit. "“Tell It Like It Is”: Decision Making, Groupthink, and Decisiveness among U.S. Federal Subcabinet Executives." Governance 29.3 (July 2016).
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.
Ganz, Marshall. "How the New Civil Rights Movement Can Build on the Lessons of the Old." Moyers & Company. July 20, 2016.
Haefele, Michelle, John Loomis, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Total Economic Valuation of the National Park Service Lands and Programs: Results of a Survey of the American Public." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-024, June 2016.
Ganz, Marshal, and Hahrie Han. "What Hillary Clinton Can Learn From Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump." The Nation. June 22, 2016.
Kelman, Steven, Ronald Sanders, and Gayatri Pandit. "“I Won't Back Down?” Complexity and Courage in Government Executive Decision Making." Public Administration Review 76.3 (May/June 2016): 465-471.
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.
Kelman, Steven, and Sounman Hong. "“Hard,” “Soft,” or “Tough Love” Management: What Promotes Successful Performance in a Cross-Organizational Collaboration?" International Public Management Journal 19.2 (2016): 141-170.
Ganz, Marshall. "Doves, Serpents and the Iowa Primary." Huffington Post, February 2, 2016.
de Jong, Jorrit. Dealing with Dysfunction: Innovative Problem Solving in the Public Sector. Brookings Institution Press, 2016.
Ganz, Marshall. "Here’s how History is Shaping the #studentblackout Movement." The Conversation, November 23, 2015.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "Is the American Century Over?" Political Science Quarterly 130.3 (September 2015): 393-400.
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.
Peterson, Paul E., and Martin R. West. "Even Teachers are No Fans of Forced Union Payments." Wall Street Journal, 266.13, 7/16/2015, A11.
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.
Callen, Michael, Saad Gulzar, Ali Hasanain, Yasir Khan, and Arman Rezaee. "Personalities and Public Sector Performance: Evidence from a Health Experiment in Pakistan." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-023, May 2015.
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, Joshua Hurwitz, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian. "Liquidity in Retirement Savings Systems: An International Comparison." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-024, May 2015.
Hendrix, William H., Dana H. Born, and Scott Hopkins. "Relationship of Transformational Leadership and Character with Five Organizational Outcomes." Journal of Character and Leadership Integration 3.1 (May 2015): 54-71.
Borjas, George, Kirk B. Doran, and Ying Shen. "Ethnic Complementarities After the Opening of China: How Chinese Graduate Students Affected the Productivity of Their Advisors." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-020, April 2015.
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.
Field, Erica, Seema Jayachandran, Rohini Pande, and Natalia Rigol. "Friendship at Work: Can Peer Effects Catalyze Female Entrepreneurship?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-019, April 2015.
Jayachandran, Seema, and Rohini Pande. "Why Are Indian Children So Short?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-016, April 2015.
Bilmes, Linda J. "What Are We Willing to Sacrifice in War on ISIS?" Boston Globe, March 11, 2015.
Banasiak, Adam, Linda J. Bilmes, and John Loomis. "Carbon Sequestration in the U.S. National Parks: A Value Beyond Visitation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-007, February 2015.
Bilmes, Linda J. "A Call for a National Strategy on Veterans." Cognoscenti, November 11, 2014.
Kellerman, Barbara. Hard Times: Leadership in America. Stanford University Press, 2014.
Kellerman, Barbara, and Deborah Rhode. "Women at the Top: The Pipeline Reconsidered." Women and Leadership in Higher Education. Ed. Karen Longman and Susan Madsen. Information Age Publishing, 2014.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Can the U.S. Afford Another $3 Trillion War?" CNN, August 27, 2014.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Yesterday's VA is Serving Today's Veterans. Therein Lies the Problem." Cognoscenti, July 16, 2014.
Saich, Anthony. Comment on China’s Public Service System, by Jianxing Yu,. ed. Kenneth Lieberthal, Cheng Li, and Yu Keping. China's Political Development : Chinese and American Perspectives, June 2014: 244-251.