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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

Goldsmith, Stephen, and Matt Leger. "Effectively Managing Connected Mobility Marketplaces." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-006, February 2020.
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Betsy Gardner. "Prioritizing Public Value in the Changing Mobility Landscape." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-005, February 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.
Saghafian, Soroush, Nikolaos Trichakis, Ruihao Zhu, and Helen A. Shih. "Joint Patient Selection and Scheduling under No-Shows: Theory and Application in Proton Therapy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-019, May 2019.
Bohnet, Iris, and Farzad Saidi. "Informational Inequity Aversion and Performance." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-008, February 2019.
Paryavi, Maliheh, Iris Bohnet, and Alexandra van Geen. "Descriptive Norms and Gender Diversity: Reactance from Men." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-007, 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.
Saghafian, Soroush, Brian Tomlin, and Stephan Biller. "The Internet of Things and Information Fusion: Who Talks to Who?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-009, February 2018.
Bren, Austin, and Soroush Saghafian. "Data-Driven Percentile Optimization for Multi-Class Queueing Systems with Model Ambiguity: Theory and Application." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-008, February 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.
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.
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.
Kilinc, Derya, Soroush Saghafian, and Stephen Traub. "Dynamic Assignment of Patients to Primary and Secondary Inpatient Units: Is Patience a Virtue?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-010, December 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock. "Doing Problem Driven Work." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-073, December 2015.
Andrews, Matthew, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock. "The Challenge of Building (Real) State Capability." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-074, December 2015.
Glaeser, Edward L., Scott Duke Kominers, Michael Luca, and Nikhil Naik. "Big Data and Big Cities: The Promises and Limitations of Improved Measures for Urban Life." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-075, 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.
Andrews, Matthew. "Has Sweden Injected Realism into Public Financial Management Reforms in Partner Countries?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-063, October 2015.
Naik, Nikhil, Scott Duke Kominers, Ramesh Raskar, Edward L. Glaeser, and César A. Hidalgo. "Do People Shape Cities, or Do Cities Shape People? The Co- Evolution of Physical, Social, and Economic Change in Five Major U.S. Cities." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-061, 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.
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.
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.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Charles G. Nathanson. "An Extrapolative Model of House Price Dynamics." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-012, March 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.
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.