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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

Grisanti, Ana, Miguel Angel Santos, Ricardo Hausmann, Tim O'Brien, and Jorge Tapia. "Jordan: The Elements of a Growth Strategy." February 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.
Siddiqi, Afreen, and Laura Diaz Anadon, eds. Science and Technology Development in the Gulf States: Economic Diversification through Regional Collaboration. Gerlach Press, 2017.
Chen, Martha. "The Informal Economy in Arab Nations: A Comparative Perspective." Arab Watch Report on Informal Employment. Arab Nations NGOs for Development, 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, 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.
Collins, Ross D., Noelle E. Selin, Olivier L. de Weck, and William C. Clark. "Using Inclusive Wealth for Policy Evaluation: Application to Electricity Infrastructure Planning in Oil-Exporting Countries." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-010, 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.
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.
Chen, Martha. "Statistics on the Informal Economy: Definitions, Regional Estimates & Challenges." WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 2, April 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.
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.
Peters, Pauline E. "Conflicts Over Land and Threats to Customary Tenure in Africa Today." African Affairs 112.449 (October 2013): 543-562.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Juma, Calestous, Josh Drake, L. Val Giddings, et alia. "Feeding the Next Generation: Science, Business, and Public Policy." Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Discussion Paper 2011-09, December 2011.
Juma, Calestous. "Preventing Hunger: Biotechnology is Key." Nature 479 (November 24, 2011): 471-472.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Curse: Why Natural Resources Are Not Always a Good Thing." The Milken Institute Review. October 2011, 28-39.
Juma, Calestous. "Asian Interest Means Africa Needs New Economic Vision." CNN.com, September 1, 2011.
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.
Juma, Calestous. "Introduction." The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa. Ed. Calestous Juma. Oxford University Press, 2011, xiii-xxvi.
Juma, Calestous. The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa. Oxford University Press, 2011.
Peterson, Stephen. "Reforming Public Financial Management in Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-048, December 2010.
Juma, Calestous. "The Growing Economy." The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa. Ed. Calestous Juma. Oxford University Press, 2010, 1-22.
Peterson, Stephen. "Rethinking the Millennium Development Goals for Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-046, November 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.
Hallward-Driemeier, Mary, Gita Khun-Jush, and Lant Pritchett. "Deals Versus Rules: Policy Implementation Uncertainty and Why Firms Hate It." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-027, June 2010.
Andrews, Matthew. "How Far Have Public Financial Management Reforms Come in Africa?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-018, May 2010.
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.
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, 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.
Andrews, Matthew. "Isomorphism and the Limits to African Public Financial Management Reform." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP09-012, May 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.