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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

Bilmes, Linda J., and John B. Loomis. Valuing U.S. National Parks and Programs: America's Best Investment, 1st edition. Routledge, 2020.
Bilmes, Linda J. and Loomis, John B. "Our National Parks Are in Crisis. Trump’s Solution Is Absurd." Los Angeles Times. December 2, 2019.
Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
Linda Bilmes and John B. Loomis, eds. Valuing US National Parks and Programs: America’s Best Investment Routledge, 2019.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Cataclysmic Cost of Trump’s War on Oceans." Boston Globe. July 26, 2018.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Trump is Breaking the Environment Beyond Repair." Boston Globe. February 20, 2018.
Howitt, Arnold, Herman B. Leonard, and David W. Giles. "Leadership in Routine Emergencies and Crises: The Deepwater Horizon Incident." Coast Guard Proceedings (May-December 2017).
Goldsmith, Stephen and Jill Jamieson. "Tapping Private Financing and Delivery to Modernize America’s Federal Water Resources." U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources, January 2017.
DuPont, Carolyn Mansfield, James N. Levitt, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Green Bonds and Land Conservation: A New Investment Landscape?" Stanford Social Innovation Review (December 2, 2016).
Michelle Haefele, John Loomis, and Linda Bilmes. "Total Economic Value of US National Park Service Estimated to be $92 Billion: Implications for Policy." George Wright Forum 33.3 (December 2016): 335-345.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Viscusi, W. Kip, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "The Relative Weights of Direct and Indirect Experiences in the Formation of Environmental Risk Beliefs." Risk Analysis (September 5, 2014).
Mansbridge, Jane. "The Role of the State in Governing the Commons." Environmental Science and Policy 36.8 (February 2014): 8-10.
Bilmes, Linda J. "No Day at the National Parks." Boston Globe, October 4, 2013.
Cunningham, Edward, and K. Matus. "Multinational Corporations and 'Indigenous Innovation' in China’s Chemical Industry: The Case of Dow Chemical." 2013.
Li, Shanjun, Joshua Linn, and Erich J. Muehlegger. "Gasoline Taxes and Consumer Behavior." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-006, February 2012.
Wagner, Gernot, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Climate Policy: Hard Problem, Soft Thinking." Climatic Change 110.3/4 (February 2012): 507-521.
W. Kip Viscusi, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Deterring and Compensating Oil-Spill Catastrophes: The Need for Strict and Two-Tier Liability." Vanderbilt Law Review 64.6 (2011): 1717-1765.
Viscusi, W. Kip, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Addressing Catastrophic Risks: Disparate Anatomies Require Tailored Therapies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-045, November 2011.
Berger, Alan, Case Brown, Carolyn Kousky, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Challenge of Degraded Environments: How Common Biases Impair Effective Policy." Risk Analysis 31.9 (September 2011): 1423–1433.
Aldy, Joseph. "An Economist’s View of the Oil Spill from Inside the White House." Resources Magazine. 2011.
Gallagher, Kelly Sims, and Erich Muehlegger. "Giving Green to Get Green? Incentives and Consumer Adoption of Hybrid Vehicle Technology." Journal of Environmental Economics & Management 61.1 (January 2011): 1-15.
Heutel, Garth, and Erich Muehlegger. "Consumer Learning and Hybrid Vehicle Adoption." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-013, April 2010.
Kousky, Carolyn, Olga Rostapshova, Michael Toman, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Responding to Threats of Climate Change Mega-Catastrophes." Resources for the Future Discussion Paper, November 2009.
Branscomb, Lewis M. "A Focused Approach to Society's Grand Challenges." Issues in Science and Technology 25.4 (Summer 2009): 61-66.
Balfour-Paul, Jamie, and Robert Wilkinson. "Poverty in the Midst of Wealth: The Democratic Republic of Congo." Oxfam International, January 2002.