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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

Dynan, Karen. "Student Loan Burdens and What to Do About Them." Business Economics. June 2020.
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.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Participatory Budgeting: A Powerful Civic Education Tool." Governing. June 18, 2019.
Bilmes, Linda J. "To Avoid Government Shutdowns, Fix the Budget Process." Boston Globe. January 7, 2019.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Congress’ Budget Dysfunction Is More Than 4 Decades in the Making." The Conversation, February 9, 2018.
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.
Elmendorf, Douglas. "Letter to Congressional Leaders." Harvard Kennedy School of Government, July 21, 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.
Donahue, John D. "Privatization." American Governance. Ed. Schechter, Steven. Macmillan, 2016.
Andrews, Matthew, and Peter Harrington. "Off Pitch: Football’s Financial Integrity Weaknesses, and How to Strengthen Them." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series and CID Working Paper RWP16-009, March 2016.
Glaeser, Edward L., Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto, and Yimei Zou. "Urban Networks: Connecting Markets, People, and Ideas." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-078, December 2015.
Andrews, Matthew. "Has Sweden Injected Realism into Public Financial Management Reforms in Partner Countries?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-063, October 2015.
Elmendorf, Douglas. "A Fairer Approach to Fiscal Reform." The Washington Post, October 11, 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.
Heutel, Garth, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Investment Returns of Nonprofit Organizations: Part 1, Tales from 990 Forms." Nonprofit Management and Leadership 25.19 (Fall 2014): 41-57.
Heutel, Garth, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Investment Returns of Nonprofit Organizations: Part II, The Value of Focused Attention." Nonprofit Management and Leadership 25.19 (Fall 2014): 59-75.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Reforming the Budget: Four Steps to Restore Fiscal Discipline." Brookings, February 5, 2014.
Scherer, F.M. "Financial Mergers and Their Consequences." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-019, June 2013.
Sparrow, Malcolm K. "Foreword." Financial Supervision in the 21st Century. Ed. A. Joanne Kellermann, Jakob de Haan, and Femke de Vries. Springer-Verlag, 2013, v-viii.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "History Will Judge Bush on Iraq." China Daily, March 13, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Three Ways To Avoid Future ‘Fiscal Cliffs’." WBUR, November 26, 2012.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Truth Behind the Ryan Budget." WBUR, September 19, 2012.
Summers, Lawrence H. "The Reality of Trying to Shrink Government." Washington Post, August 19, 2012.
Bilmes, Linda J., and Shelby Chodos. "Want to Stimulate the Economy? Let’s Hand Cash Directly to the States." Washington Post, June 29, 2012.
Kelman, Steven. "US Budget Breakthrough After Nov.?" Business Times, March 16, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Spending Won’t Fix What Ails U.S. Infrastructure." Bloomberg, February 13, 2012.
Peterson, Paul E. "A Blue State Bailout In Disguise." Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2011.
Campbell, John Y., Howell E. Jackson, Brigitte C. Madrian, and Peter Tufano. "Making Financial Markets Work For Consumers." Harvard Business Review (July-August 2011).
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian. "The Availability and Utilization of 401(k) Loans." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-023, June 2011.
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian. "How Does Simplified Disclosure Affect Individuals' Mutual Fund Choices?" Explorations in the Economics of Aging. Ed. David A. Wise. University of Chicago Press, 2011, 75-96.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Fiscal Crisis in State Government – And What Should be Done About It." Next Social Contract Policy Paper, New America Foundation, June 2010.
Chiou, Lesley and Erich J. Muehlegger. "Consumer Response to Cigarette Excise Tax Changes." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-020, June 2010.