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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.
Brooks, Arthur. "Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think." The Atlantic. July 2019.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Government Employment for Those Who Need a Leg Up." Governing. May 21, 2019.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Development Incentives That Make Sense." Governing. February 26, 2019.
Rogers, Todd. "Afterword." Absent from School: Understanding and Addressing Student Absenteeism. Harvard Education Press, 2019.
Born, Dana. "Education Is Not Preparing Students for a Fast-Changing World." The Boston Globe, October 28, 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.
Bilmes, Linda J., and Jeffrey Neal. "Public Employees as a Strategic Resource." Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Ed. Ali Farazmand. Springer, 2018.
Kellerman, Barbara. Professionalizing Leadership. Oxford University Press, 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).
Kelman, Steven. "Like a Fish in Water: An Essay on the Benefits of Government That Nobody Notices." August 2017.
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.
Wilson, Deloris, Linda Kaboolian, Jorrit de Jong, and Guy Stuart. "Barbershops and Preventative Health: A Case of Embedded Education." January 2017.
Al Dabbagh, M., H. Riley Bowles, and B. Thomason. "Status Reinforcement in Emerging Economies: The Psychological Experience of Local Candidates Striving for Global Employment." Organization Science 27.6 (December 2016): 1453-1471.
Lerner, Jennifer S. "Psychologists in Schools of Public Policy." Career Paths in Psychology. Ed. Sternberg, R.J.. APA Press, September 2016, 103-118.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hanna, Rema, and Shing-Yi Wang. "Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-049, December 2013.
Bowles, Hannah Riley. "Psychological Perspectives on Gender in Negotiation." The Sage Handbook of Gender and Psychology. Ed. M.K. Ryan and N.R. Branscombe. Sage Publications Ltd, 2013.
Gergen, David, and Michael Zuckerman. "A Victory for Curbs on Public Worker Unions." CNN.com, June 6, 2012.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Modernizing Federal Influence on American Schools." Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit: Lessons from a Half-Century of Federal Efforts to Improve America's Schools. Ed. Frederick M. Hess and Andrew P. Kelly. Harvard Education Press, 2012, 253-272.
Peterson, Paul E. "A Blue State Bailout In Disguise." Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2011.
Peterson, Paul E. "Do We Really Need to Spend More on Schools?" Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2011.
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Tim Glynn Burke. "Ignore Citizens and Invite Failure." National Civic Review 100.1 (Spring 2011): 14-18.
Fang, Hai, Karen N. Eggleston, John A. Rizzo, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Jobs and Kids: Female Employment and Fertility in Rural China." Vox. June 5, 2010.
Pittinsky, Todd L. "Allophilia: Moving Beyond Tolerance in the Classroom." Childhood Education 85.4 (Summer 2009): 212-215.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Educational Options And America's Cities." White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools, April 24, 2008.