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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

Bohnet, Iris, and Farzad Saidi. "Informational Inequity Aversion and Performance." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-008, February 2019.
Dogan, Pinar. "Gender Differences in Volunteer's Dilemma: Evidence from Teamwork among Graduate Students." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-001, January 2019.
Saghafian, Soroush, Raha Imanirad, and Stephen J. Traub. "Who is an Efficient and Effective Physician? Evidence from Emergence Medicine." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-029, September 2018.
Minson, Julia, Frances S. Chen, and Catherine H. Tinsley. "Why Won’t You Listen to Me? Measuring Receptiveness to Opposing Views." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-028, September 2018.
Rasouli, Mohammad, and Soroush Saghafian. "Robust Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-027, September 2018.
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.
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).
Dzielinski, Michal, Alexander F. Wagner, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Straight Talkers and Vague Talkers: The Effects of Managerial Style in Earnings Conference Calls." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-017, May 2017.
Gill, Brian P., Jennifer S. Lerner, and Paul Meosky. "Reimagining Accountability in K-12 Education: A Behavioral Science Perspective." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-018, April 2016.
Me-Kellams, Christine, and Jennifer S. Lerner. "Trust Your Gut or Think Carefully? Examining Whether an Intuitive, Versus a Systematic, Mode of Thought Produces Greater Empathic Accuracy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-017, April 2016.
Friedman, Jeffrey A., Jennifer S. Lerner, and Richard Zeckhauser. "How Quantifying Probability Assessments Influences Analysis and Decision Making: Experimental Evidence from National Security Professionals." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-016, April 2016.
Druz, Marina, Alexander F. Wagner, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Reading Managerial Tone: How Analysts and the Market Respond to Conference Calls." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-004, January 2016.
Andrews, Matthew, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock. "Doing Problem Driven Work." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-073, December 2015.
Levy, Dan, Joshua Yardley, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Getting an Honest Answer: Clickers in the Classroom." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-071, June 2016 (Revised from November 2015).
Acharya, Adivit, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen. "Explaining Causal Findings Without Bias: Detecting and Assessing Direct Effects." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-064, October 2015.
Freeman, Mark C., Ben Groom, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Better Predictions, Better Allocations: Scientific Advances and Adaptation to Climate Change." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-051, August 2015.
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, Christopher Harris, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian, and Jung Sakong. "Self Control and Commitment: Can Decreasing the Liquidity of a Savings Account Increase Deposits?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-048, August 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.
Kadam, Sangram V., and Maciej H. Kotowski. "Multi-period Matching." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-030, June 2015.
Kadam, Sangram V., and Maciej H. Kotowski. "Time Horizons, Lattice Structures, and Welfare in Multi-Period Matching Markets." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-031, June 2015.
Acharya, Avidit, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen. "Explaining Attitudes from Behavior: A Cognitive Dissonance Approach." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-026, 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.
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.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Charles G. Nathanson. "An Extrapolative Model of House Price Dynamics." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-012, March 2015.
Freeman, Mark C., Gernot Wagner, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Climate Sensitivity Uncertainty: When is Good News Bad?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-002, January 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.
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.
Kelman, Steven, Ronald Sanders, Gayatri Pandit, and Sarah Taylor. "“Tell It Like It Is": Groupthink, Decisiveness, and Decision-Making Among U.S. Federal Subcabinet Executives." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-039, August 2014.
Rogers, Todd, and Erin Frey. "Changing Behavior Beyond the Here and Now." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-014, February 2014.
Hanna, Rema, and Shing-Yi Wang. "Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-049, December 2013.
Nickerson, David W., and Todd Rogers. "Political Campaigns and Big Data." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-045, Revised February 2014.
Kelman, Steven, Ronald Sanders, Gayatri Pandit, and Sarah Taylor. "“I Won’t Back Down?” Complexity and Courage in Federal Decision-Making." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-044, October 2013.
Roy, Devjani, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Ignorance: Lessons from the Laboratory of Literature." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-039, October 2013.
Esterling, Kevin M., Archon Fung, and Taeku Lee. "Ideology, Deliberation and Persuasion within Small Groups: A Randomized Field Experiment on Fiscal Policy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-036, September 2013.
Dreber, Anna, David Rand, Nils Wernerfelt, Peter Worrell, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Decisions of Entrepreneurs and Their Agents: Revealed Levels of Risk Aversion and Betrayal Aversion." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-016, May 2013.
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.
Trautmann, Stefan T., Gijs van de Kuilen, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Social Class and (Un)ethical Behavior: A Framework, with Evidence from a Large Population Sample." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-004, March 2013.
Miller, Nolan, Alexander F. Wagner, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Solomonic Separation: Risk Decisions as Productivity Indicators." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-057, November 2012.
Rogers, Todd, and Masa Aida. "What Does “Intending to Vote” Mean?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-056, November 2012.
Fang, Hai, Karen N. Eggleston, John A. Rizzo, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Jobs and Kids: Female Employment and Fertility in China." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-054, November 2012.
Aperjis, Christina, Yali Miao, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Variable Temptations and Black Mark Reputations." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-055, 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).
Bowles, Hannah Riley. "Psychological Perspectives on Gender in Negotiation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-046, October 2012.
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.
Madestam, Andreas, and David Yanagizawa-Drott. "Shaping the Nation: The Effect of Fourth of July on Political Preferences and Behavior in the United States." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-034, August 2012.
Milkman, Katherine L., John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian. "Following through on Good Intentions: The Power of Planning Prompts." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-024, May 2012.
Trautmann, Stefan T., Gijs van de Kuilen, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Social Class and (Un)ethical Behavior: Evidence from a Large Population Sample." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-019, May 2012.