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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).
Bai, Jie, Panle Barwick, Shengmao Cao, and Shanjun Li. "Quid Pro Quo, Knowledge Spillover and Industrial Quality Upgrading." December 2019.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Six Tax-Based Ways to Tackle US Inequality." Project Syndicate, December 17, 2019.
Bai, Jie, and Jiahua Liu. "The Impact of Intranational Trade Barriers on Exports: Evidence from a Nationwide VAT Rebate Reform in China." December 2019.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Case for Old-Fashioned Tariff Cuts." Project Syndicate, November 27, 2019.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "How a Weaponized Dollar Could Backfire." Project Syndicate, October 23, 2019.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "It’s Time for German Fiscal Expansion." Project Syndicate, September 30, 2019.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Currency Manipulation Game Is Afoot – but That’s Better Than a Trade War." The Globe and Mail, August 13, 2019.
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.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Development Strategies Available to North Korea and Their Political Risks." North Korea: Peace? Nuclear War? Ed. William Overholt. Pacific Century Institute, 2019.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Xi and Trump Miss Their Chance." Project Syndicate, March 21, 2019.
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.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Euro’s First 20 Years." Project Syndicate, January 25, 2019.
Eaves, David, Ben McGuire, and Audrey Carson. "Open Data in North America, Australia and New Zealand." The State of Open Data. Ed. Tim, Davies, and, Stephen, Walker,. International Research and Development Council, 2019.
Downs, Erica, James Henderson, Mikkal E. Herberg, Shoichi Itoh, Meghan O'Sullivan, Morena Skalamera, and Can Soylu. "The Emerging Russia-Asia Energy Nexus." The National Bureau of Asian Research, December 2018.
Hanna, Rema, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Universal Basic Incomes vs. Targeted Transfers: Anti-Poverty Programs in Developing Countries." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-024, August 2018.
Perkins, Dwight H. "The Complex Task of Evaluating China’s Economic Reforms." China's 40 Years of Reform and Development 1978-2018. Australian National University Press, 2018, 135-154.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Carlo Pietrobelli, and Miguel Angel Santos. "Place-Specific Determinants of Income Gaps: New Sub-National Evidence from Chiapas, Mexico." July 2018.
So, Sokbunthoeun, Michael Woolcock, Leah April, Caroline Hughes, and Nicola Smithers, eds. Alternative Paths to Public Financial Management and Public Sector Reform: Experiences from East Asia. The World Bank, 2018.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Julian Hinz, and Muhammed A. Yildirim. "Measuring Venezuelan Emigration with Twitter." Kiel Institute for the World Economy, May 2018.
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.
Juma, Calestous. "Exponential Innovation and Human Rights: Implications for Science and Technology Diplomacy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-011, February 2018.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Is the Chinese Economy Headed for a Hard Landing." The China Questions: Critical Insight into a Rising Power. Ed. Jennifer Rudolph and Michael Sonyi. Harvard University Press, 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.
Bai, Jie, Seema Jayachandran, Edmund J. Malesky, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Firm Growth and Corruption: Empirical Evidence from Vietnam." The Economic Journal (Fall 2017).
Saich, Anthony. "The Politics of Welfare Policy: Towards Social Citizenship?" Handbook of Welfare in China. Ed. Beatriz Carrillo, Johanna Hood and Paul Kadetz. Edward Edgar Publishing, 2017, 81-97.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "How to Cope with Volatile Commodity Export Prices: Four Proposals." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-033, August 2017.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Systematic Managed Floating." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-025, June 2017.
Juan Obach, Miguel Angel Santos, Ricardo Hausmann. "Appraising the Economic Potential of Panama Policy Recommendations for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth." May 2017.
Coscia, Michele, Timothy Cheston, and Ricardo Hausmann. "Institutions vs. Social Interactions in Driving Economic Convergence: Evidence from Colombia." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-014, February 2017.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Ljubica Nedelkoska. "Welcome Home in a Crisis: Effects of Return Migration on the Non-Migrants’ Wages and Employment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-015, January 2017.
Hanna, Rema, Gabriel Kreindler, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Citywide Effects of High-Occupancy Vehicle Restrictions: Evidence from the Elimination of “3-in-1” in Jakarta." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-008, December 2016.
Perkins, Dwight H. and John P. Tang. "East Asian Industrial Pioneers:Japan, Korea Taiwan." The Spread of Modern Industry to the Periphery since 1871. Ed. Kevin Hjortshoj O'Rourke and Jeffrey Gale Williamson. Oxford University Press, 2017, 28.
Perkins, Dwight H. "A "Hard Landing" or Secular Stagnation in China's Future: False Alarm or Real Threat." China Economic Review (2017): 12.
Pursch, Samuel James, Andrea Fitri Woodhouse, Michael Woolcock, and Matthew Pierre Zurstrassen. "Documenting Myanmar’s Social Transformation: Insights from Six Rounds of Research on Livelihoods and Social Change in Rural Communities." Myanmar Update 2017. Ed. Gerard McCarthy. Institute for South-East Asian Studies Press, 2017.
Coscia, Michele, Ricardo Hausmann, and Frank Neffke. "Exploring the Uncharted Export: An Analysis of Tourism-Related Foreign Expenditure with International Spend Data." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-048, November 2016.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Juan Obach, and Miguel Angel Santos. "Special Economic Zones in Panama: A Critical Assessment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-044, October 2016.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Luis Espinoza, and Miguel Angel Santos. "Shifting Gears: A Growth Diagnostic of Panama." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-045, October 2016.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Jose Ramon Morales, and Miguel Angel Santos. "Economic Complexity in Panama: Assessing Opportunities for Productive Diversification." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-046, October 2016.
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.
Nadel, Sara, and Lant Pritchett. "Searching for the Devil in the Details: Learning About Development Program Design." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-041, August 2016.
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. "Central Planning: East Asia's Experience." Social Capability and Long-Term Economic Growth. Ed. Koo, Bon Ho and Dwight H. Perkins. Springer, 2016.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Preface for Special Issue Honoring Gregory Chow." Frontiers of Economics in China 11.1 (March 2016): 1-6.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Timothy Cheston, Miguel Ángel Santos, and Carlo Pietrobelli. "Towards a Prosperous and Productive Chiapas: Institutions, Policies, and Public-Private Dialog to Promote Inclusive Growth." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-047, March 2016.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Frank Neffke. "The Workforce of Pioneer Plants." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series and CID Working Paper (RWP16-006 and 310), February 2016.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rema Hanna, Jordan C. Kyle, Benjamin A. Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto. "Contracting Out the Last-Mile of Service Delivery: Subsidized Food Distribution in Indonesia." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-001, January 2016.