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

Arkedis, Jean, Jessica Creighton, Akshay Dixit, Archon Fung, Stephen Kosack, Dan Levy, and Courtney Tolmie. "Can Transparency and Accountability Programs Improve Health? Experimental Evidence from Indonesia and Tanzania." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-020, June 2019.
Andrews, Matthew, Tim McNaught, and Salimah Samji. "Opening Adaptation Windows onto Public Financial Management Reform Gaps in Mozambique." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-017, May 2018.
Chen, Martha. "The South African Informal Sector in International Comparative Perspective: Theories, Data and Policies." The South African Informal Sector: Creating Jobs, Reducing Poverty. Ed. Frederick Fourie. HSRC Press, 2018.
Juma, Calestous. "Exponential Innovation and Human Rights: Implications for Science and Technology Diplomacy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-011, February 2018.
Foarta, Dana, Jessica Leight, Rohini Pande, and Laura Ralston. "Value for Money? Community Targeting in Vote-Buying and Politician Accountability." CEPR Discussion Papers, January 2018.
Andrews, Matthew. "Overcoming the Limits of Institutional Reform in Uganda." Development Policy Review 36.S1 (November 2017): O159–O182.
Juma, Calestous, Wesley L. Harris, and Peter B. Waswa. "Space Technology and Africa’s Development: The Strategic Role of Small Satellites." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-043, September 2017.
Jayachandran, Seema, and Rohini Pande. "Why Are Indian Children so Short? The Role of Birth Order and Son Preference." American Economic Review 107.9 (September 2017): 2600-2629.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "How to Cope with Volatile Commodity Export Prices: Four Proposals." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-033, August 2017.
Nawrot, Katarzyna A., Calestous Juma, and James Donald. "African Megacities as Emerging Innovation Ecosystems." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-031, August 2017.
Bernhardt, Arielle, Erica Field, Rohini Pande, and Natalia Rigol. "Household Matters: Revisiting the Returns to Capital among Female Microentrepreneurs." April 2017.
Rodrik, Dani. "An African Growth Miracle?" Journal of African Economies (December 2016): 1-18.
Chen, Martha. "Technology, Informal Workers and Cities: Insights from Ahmedabad (India), Durban (South Africa) and Lima (Peru)." Environment and Urbanization 28.2 (September 2016): 405-422.
Rosengard, Jay K. "A Quantum Leap over High Hurdles to Financial Inclusion: The Mobile Banking Revolution in Kenya." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-032, June 2016.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Mauritius: African Success Story." African Successes. Ed. Edwards, Sebastian, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil. University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Norris, Pippa, Andrea Abel Van Es, and Lisa Fennis. "Checkbook Elections: Political Finance in Comparative Perspective." Electoral Integrity Project, July 2015.
Chen, Martha. "Women and the Informal Economy in Urban Africa: From the Margins to the Centre." Review of Women and the Informal Economy in Urban Africa: From the Margins to the Centre, by Mary Njeri Kinyanjui. Gender & Development, 23.2, July 2015: 394-397.
Bold, Tessa, Kayuki C. Kaizzi, Jakob Svensson, and David Yanagizawa-Drott. "Low Quality, Low Returns, Low Adoption: Evidence from the Market for Fertilizer and Hybrid Seed in Uganda." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-033, June 2015.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Jasmina Chauvin. "Moving to the Adjacent Possible: Discovering Paths for Export Diversification in Rwanda." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-022, May 2015.
Jayachandran, Seema, and Rohini Pande. "Why Are Indian Children So Short?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-016, April 2015.
Norris, Pippa, Ferran Martínez i Coma, and Max Grömping. "The Year in Elections, 2014." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-008, February 2015.
Yanagizawa-Drott, David. "Propaganda and Conflict: Evidence from the Rwandan Genocide." Quarterly Journal of Economics 129.4 (2014).
Andrews, Matthew. "Why Distributed End Users Often Limit Public Financial Management Reform Success." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-026, May 2014.
Juma, Calestous. "Transgenic Crops, Food Security, and Development: Status Review and New Policy Directions for Kenya." Taskforce on Review of Matters Relating to Genetically Modified Foods and Food Security, Ministry of, April 22, 2014.
Chen, Martha. "Statistics on the Informal Economy: Definitions, Regional Estimates & Challenges." WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 2, April 2014.
Andrews, Matthew. "Can One Retell a Mozambican Reform Story Through Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-018, April 2014.
Juma, Calestous, and David Spielman. "Farmers as Entrepreneurs: Sources of Agricultural Innovation in Africa." New Directions for Smallholder Agriculture. Ed. Peter B. R. Hazell and Atiqur Rahman. Oxford University Press, March 2014.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Brad Cunningham, John Matovu, Rosie Osire, and Kelly Wyett. "How Should Uganda Grow?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-004, February 2014.
Diwan, Ishac, Olivier Gaddah, and Rosie Osire. "Looking like an Industry: Supporting Commercial Agriculture in Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-002, February 2014.
McMillan, Margaret, Dani Rodrik, and Inigo Verduzco-Gallo. "Globalization, Structural Change, and Productivity Growth, with an Update on Africa." World Development 63 (2014): 11-32.
Larson, Greg, Peter Biar Ajak, and Lant Pritchett. "South Sudan’s Capability Trap: Building a State with Disruptive Innovation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-041, October 2013.
Andrews, Matthew. Review of Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do About It, by Morton Jerven. Governance, 26.4, October 2013: 696-698.
Peters, Pauline E. "Conflicts Over Land and Threats to Customary Tenure in Africa Today." African Affairs 112.449 (October 2013): 543-562.
Kazianga, Harounan, Dan Levy, Leigh L. Linden, and Matt Sloan. "The Effects of "Girl-Friendly" Schools: Evidence from the BRIGHT School Construction Program in Burkina Faso." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5.3 (July 2013): 41-62.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "How Should Sub-Saharan African Countries Think about Global Value Chains?" Bridges Africa Review 2.1 (March 2013): 12-16.
Waswa, Peter M.B., and Calestous Juma. "Establishing a Space Sector for Sustainable Development in Kenya." International Journal of Technology and Globalisation 6.1/2 (2012): 152-169.
Juma, Calestous. "How Tribalism Stunts African Democracy." BBC News, November 27, 2012.
Juma, Calestous. "Poor Infrastructure Is Africa's Soft Underbelly." Forbes, October 25, 2012.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Muslim Anger Could Spur Economic Growth." Bloomberg, October 2, 2012.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Natural Resource Curse: A Survey of Diagnoses and Some Prescriptions." Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries. Ed. Rabah Arezki, Catherine A Pattillo, Marc Quintyn, and Min Zhu. International Monetary Fund, October 2012.
Campante, Filipe R., and Davin Chor. "The Educated Middle Class, their Economic Prospects, and the Arab Spring." World Financial Review. September 2012.
Juma, Calestous. "Kenya: Why Kenya Has to Adopt Biotechnology in Farming." All Africa, June 27, 2012.
Campante, Filipe R., and Davin Chor. "Why was the Arab World Poised for Revolution? Schooling, Economic Opportunities, and the Arab Spring." Journal of Economic Perspectives 26.2 (Spring 2012): 167-188.
Pritchett, Lant. "Could Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Head the World Bank? Yes, If Five Things Happen." The Guardian, March 30, 2012.
Juma, Calestous. "Senegal's Political Transition Hinges on Fulfilling Economic Dreams of The Young." The Guardian, March 29, 2012.
Juma, Calestous. "Technological Abundance for Global Agriculture: The Role of Biotechnology." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-008, March 2012.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Little Economy That Could." Foreign Policy, February 2, 2012.
Juma, Calestous. "Africa’s Agricultural Revolution Will be Driven by Research and Technology." Daily Nation (Kenya), December 20, 2011.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Escaping The Natural-Resource Curse." Korea Herald, December 12, 2011.
Juma, Calestous. "Science Meets Farming in Africa." Science, 334.6061, December 2011, 1323.