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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.
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.
Juma, Calestous. "Exponential Innovation and Human Rights: Implications for Science and Technology Diplomacy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-011, February 2018.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "How to Cope with Volatile Commodity Export Prices: Four Proposals." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-033, August 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.
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.
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.
Norris, Pippa, Ferran Martínez i Coma, and Max Grömping. "The Year in Elections, 2014." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-008, February 2015.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Nominal GDP Targeting for Middle-Income Countries." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-033, July 2014.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Cesar A. Hidalgo, Daniel P. Stock, and Muhammed A. Yildirim. "Implied Comparative Advantage." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-003, February 2014, Revised January 2019.
Arceo, Eva, Rema Hanna, and Paulina Oliva. "Does the Effect of Pollution on Infant Mortality Differ Between Developing and Developed Countries? Evidence from Mexico City." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-050, November 2012.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "A Comparison of Product Price Targeting and Other Monetary Anchor Options, for Commodity Exporters in Latin America." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-027, July 2011.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "A Lesson From the South for Fiscal Policy in the US and Other Advanced Countries." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-014, February 2011.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "A Solution to Overoptimistic Forecasts and Fiscal Procyclicality: The Structural Budget Institutions Pioneered by Chile." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-012, February 2011.
Grindle, Merilee S. "Constructing, Deconstructing, and Reconstructing Career Civil Service Systems in Latin America." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-025, June 2010.
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.