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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

Bai, Jie. "Returns to Work, Child Labor and Schooling: the Income vs. Price Effects." Journal of Development Economics 145 (June 2020).
Perkins, Dwight H. "Measuring China’s Economic Reform Progress." China Economic Review 53 (February 2019): 342-350.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rema Hanna, Jordan Kyle, Benjamin A. Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto. "Private Outsourcing and Competition: Subsidized Food Distribution in Indonesia." Journal of Political Economy 127.1 (February 2019): 101-137.
Bai, Jie, Seema Jayachandran, Edmund J. Malesky, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Firm Growth and Corruption: Empirical Evidence From Vietnam." The Economic Journal 129.618 (February 2019): 651-677.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rema Hanna, Jordan Kyle, Benjamin A. Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto. "Tangible Information and Citizen Empowerment: Identification Cards and Food Subsidy Programs in Indonesia." Journal of Political Economy 126.2 (April 2018): 451-491.
Andrews, Matthew. "Overcoming the Limits of Institutional Reform in Uganda." Development Policy Review 36.S1 (November 2017): O159–O182.
Bai, Jie, Seema Jayachandran, Edmund J. Malesky, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Firm Growth and Corruption: Empirical Evidence from Vietnam." The Economic Journal (Fall 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.
Perkins, Dwight H. "A "Hard Landing" or Secular Stagnation in China's Future: False Alarm or Real Threat." China Economic Review (2017): 12.
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.
Lewis-Faupel, Sean, Yusuf Neggers, Benjamin A. Olken, and Rohini Pande. "Can Electronic Procurement Improve Infrastructure Provision? Evidence from Public Works in India and Indonesia." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 2016 8.3 (August 2016): 258-283.
Alatas, Vivi, Abhijit Banerjee, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Rema Hanna, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Network Structure and the Aggregation of Information: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia." The American Economic Review 106.7 (July 2016): 1663-1704.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Preface for Special Issue Honoring Gregory Chow." Frontiers of Economics in China 11.1 (March 2016): 1-6.
Coscia, Michele, and Ricardo Hausmann. "Evidence That Calls-Based and Mobility Networks Are Isomorphic." PLoS ONE 10.12 (December 2015): 1-15.
Das, Veena, and Michael Walton. "Political Leadership and the Urban Poor." Current Anthropology 56 (October, 2015): S44-S54.
Callen, Michael, and James D. Long. "Institutional Corruption and Election Fraud: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan." American Economic Review 105.1 (January 2015): 354-381.
Yanagizawa-Drott, David. "Propaganda and Conflict: Evidence from the Rwandan Genocide." Quarterly Journal of Economics 129.4 (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.
Callen, Michael, Mohammad Isaqzadeh, James D. Long, and Charles Sprenger. "Violence and Risk Preference: Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan." American Economic Review 104.1 (January 2014): 123-148.
Peters, Pauline E. "Conflicts Over Land and Threats to Customary Tenure in Africa Today." African Affairs 112.449 (October 2013): 543-562.
Rodrik, Dani. "The Wrath of Erdogan." Juncture 20.2 (Autumn 2013): 129–130.
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.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Internationalization of the RMB and Historical Precedents." Journal of Economic Integration 27.3 (September 2012): 329-365.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Rapid Growth and Changing Economic Structure: The Expenditure Side Story and its Implications for China." China Economic Review 3 (September 2012): 501-511.
Alatas, Vivi, Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken, and Julia Tobias. "Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia." American Economic Review 102.4 (June 2012): 1206-1240.
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.
Prasetyantoko, A and Jay K. Rosengard. "If the Banks are Doing so Well, Why Can't I Get a Loan? Regulatory Constraints to Financial Inclusion in Indonesia." Asian Economic Policy Review 6.2 (December 2011): 273-296.
Juma, Calestous. "Preventing Hunger: Biotechnology is Key." Nature 479 (November 24, 2011): 471-472.
Hilderbrand, Mary E.and Merilee S. Grindle. "Through a Glass Darkly: Reflecting on Bolivia." ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America (Fall 2011): 6-8.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "A Lesson from the South for Fiscal Policy in the US and Other Advanced Countries." Comparative Economic Studies 53.3 (September 2011): 407-430.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "A Comparison of Product Price Targeting and Other Monetary Anchor Options for Commodity Exporters in Latin America." Economia 12.1 (Fall 2011).
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Over-optimism in Forecasts by Official Budget Agencies and its Implications." Oxford Review of Economic Policy 27.4 (Winter 2011): 536-562.
Levy, Dan, and Jim Ohls. "Evaluation of Jamaica's PATH Conditional Cash Transfer Programme." Journal of Development Effectiveness 2.4 (December 2010): 421-441.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Rapid Growth and Changing Economic Structure: The Expenditure Side Story and Its Implications for China." China Economic Review (October 2010).
Rodrik, Dani. "Making Room for China in the World Economy." American Economic Review 100.2 (May 2010): 89-93.
Moreno, Lorenzo, Larissa Campuzano, Dan Levy, and Randall Blair. "Toward Closing the Evaluation Gap: Lessons Learned from Three Recent Evaluations of Social Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean." Well-being and Social Policy 5.2 (2009): 1-23.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Symposium on 'China's Impact on the Global Economy': New Estimation of China's Exchange Rate Regime." Pacific Economic Review 14.3 (August 2009): 346-360.
Steinfeld, Edward S., Richard K. Lester, and Edward A. Cunningham. "Greener Plants, Grayer Skies." Energy Policy 37.5 (May 2009): 1809–1824.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Bailey Klinger. "South Africa's Export Predicament: Erratum." Economics of Transition 17.1 (2009): 211-212.
Steinfeld, E., R. Lester, and E. Cunningham. "Power Plant Emissions: What the Sulfur Tells Us." China Economic Quarterly (September 2008).