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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

Hausmann, Ricardo, Douglas Barrios, Daniela Muhaj, Sehar Noor, Carolina Pan, Miguel Angel Santos, Jorge Tapia, and Bruno Zuccolo. "Emerging Cities as Independent Engines of Growth: The Case of Buenos Aires." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-036, November 2020.
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.
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.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Carlo Pietrobelli, and Miguel Angel Santos. "Place-Specific Determinants of Income Gaps: New Sub-National Evidence from Chiapas, Mexico." July 2018.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Julian Hinz, and Muhammed A. Yildirim. "Measuring Venezuelan Emigration with Twitter." Kiel Institute for the World Economy, May 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.
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, 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.
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.
Levy, Dan, Ricardo Hausmann, Miguel Angel Santos, Luis Espinoza, and Miguel Flores. "Why is Chiapas Poor?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-049, July 2015.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Recent Declines in Labor’s Share in US Income: A Neoclassical Account." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-034, July 2015.
Ortega, Daniel, and Lant Pritchett. "Much Higher Schooling, Much Lower Wages: Human Capital and Economic Collapse in Venezuela." Venezuela Before Chávez: Anatomy of an Economic Collapse. Ed. Ricardo Hausmann and Francisco R. Rodríguez. Penn State University Press, 2013.
Allison, Graham, Robert D. Blackwill, and Ali Wyne. Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master's Insights on China, the United States, and the World. MIT Press, 2013.
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.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Curse: Why Natural Resources Are Not Always a Good Thing." The Milken Institute Review. October 2011, 28-39.
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. "Some Big Ideas from Small Countries." European Financial Review. April 15, 2011.
Kosack, Stephen, Gustav Ranis, and Ken Togo. "A New Model of Foreign Aid, from the Experiences of Japan and the United States." The Boom and Halt of the Imitation Economy. Nakanishiya, 2010.
Grindle, Merilee S. Review of Local Governments and Rural Development: Comparing Lessons from Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Peru, by Krister Andersson, Gustavo Gordillo de Anda, and Frank van Laerhoven. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 29.4, October 2010: 547-549.
Rosengard, Jay K., and Huynh The Du. "Funding Economic Development: A Comparative Study of Financial Sector Reform in Vietnam and China." United Nations Development Programme, Harvard Policy Dialogue Papers 2, 2009.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Emilio Lozoya Austin, and Irene Mia, eds. The Mexico Competitiveness Report. World Economic Forum, 2009.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Bailey Klinger. Growth Diagnostic: Mexico. The Mexico Competitiveness Report. Ed. Ricardo Hausmann, Emilio Lozoya Austin, and Irene Mia. World Economic Forum, 2009, 31-48.
Pritchett, Lant, and Martina Viarengo. Producing Superstars for the Economic Mundial: The Mexican Predicament with Quality of Education. The Mexico Competitiveness Report. Ed. Ricardo Hausmann, Emilio Lozoya Austin, and Irene Mia. World Economic Forum, 2009, 71-90.
Campante, Filipe R., and Edward L. Glaeser. "Yet Another Tale of Two Cities: Buenos Aires and Chicago." NBER Working Papers 15104, June 2009.
Hausmann, Ricardo. "In Search of the Chains that Hold Brazil Back." Center for International Development and HKS Faculty Research Working Paper (181 and RWP08-061), October 2008.