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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).
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.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Measuring China’s Economic Reform Progress." China Economic Review 53 (February 2019): 342-350.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz. "Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Postings." American Economic Review 109.1 (January 2019): 237–270.
Duflo, Esther, Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande, and Nicholas Ryan. "The Value of Regulatory Discretion: Estimates from Environmental Inspections in India." Econometrica 86.6 (November 2018): 2123-2160.
Bernhardt, Arielle, Erica Field, Rohini Pande, Natalia Rigol, Simone Schaner, Charity Troyer-Moore. "Male Social Status and Women's Work." AEA Papers and Proceedings 108 (May 2018): 363-367.
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.
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.
Hanna, Rema, and Shing-Yi Wang. "Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service in India." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 9.3 (August 2017): 262-290.
Chattaraj, Shahana and Michael Walton. "Functional Dysfunction: Mumbai’s Political Economy of Rent Sharing." Oxford Review of Economic Policy 33.3 (Autumn 2017): 438-456.
Barnhardt, Sharon, Erica Field, and Rohini Pande. "Moving to Opportunity or Isolation? Network Effects of a Randomized Housing Lottery in Urban India." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 9.1 (January 2017): 1-32.
Perkins, Dwight H. "A "Hard Landing" or Secular Stagnation in China's Future: False Alarm or Real Threat." China Economic Review (2017): 12.
Dhaliwal, Iqbal, and Rema Hanna. "The Devil is in the Details: Experimental Evidence on Bureaucratic Reform in India." Journal of Development Economics (January 2017).
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.
Besley, Timothy, Jessica Leight, Rohini Pande, and Vijayendra Rao. "Long-Run Impacts of Land Regulation: Evidence from Tenancy Reform in India." Journal of Development Economics 118 (January 2016): 72-87.
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.
Field, Erica, Seema Jayachandran, Rohini Pande, and Natalia Rigol. "Friendship at Work: Can Peer Effects Catalyze Female Entrepreneurship." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 8.2 (May 2016): 125-153.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Preface for Special Issue Honoring Gregory Chow." Frontiers of Economics in China 11.1 (March 2016): 1-6.
Das, Veena, and Michael Walton. "Political Leadership and the Urban Poor." Current Anthropology 56 (October, 2015): S44-S54.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Euro Crisis: Where to from Here?" Journal of Policy Modeling 37.3 (May/June 2015): 428-444.
Greenstone, Michael, Janhavi Nilekani, Rohini Pande, Nicholas Ryan, Anant Sudarshan, Anish Sugathan. ""Lower Pollution, Longer Lives" Life Expectancy Gains if India Reduced Particulate Matter Pollution." Economic and Political Weekly L.8 (February 2015): 40-46.
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.
Greenstone, Michael, and Rema Hanna. "Environmental Regulations, Air and Water Pollution, and Infant Mortality in India." American Economic Review 104.10 (October 2014): 3038-3072.
Feigenberg, Benjamin, Erica Field, Rohini Pande, Natalia Rigol, Shayak Sarkar. "Do Group Dynamics Influence Social Capital Gains Among Microfinance Clients? Evidence From a Randomized Experiment in Urban India." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 33.4 (Fall 2014): 932-949.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Donald P. Green, Jeffery McManus, and Rohini Pande. "Are Poor Voters Indifferent to Whether Elected Leaders Are Criminal or Corrupt? A Vignette Experiment in Rural India." Political Communication 31.3 (July-Sept 2014): 391-407.
Chen, Martha, Roopa Madhav, and Kaplana Sharma. "Legal Reforms for the Self-Employed: Three Urban Cases." The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations 50.1 (July 2014): 133-150.
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.
Duflo, Esther, Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande, and Nicholas Ryan. "Truth-telling by Third-party Auditors and the Response of Polluting Firms: Experimental Evidence from India." Quarterly Journal of Economics 128.4 (2013): 1499–1545.
Field, Erica, Rohini Pande, John Papp, and Natalia Rigol. "Does the Classic Microfinance Model Discourage Entrepreneurship among the Poor? Experimental Evidence from India." American Economic Review 103.6 (October 2013): 2196-2226.
Rodrik, Dani. "The Wrath of Erdogan." Juncture 20.2 (Autumn 2013): 129–130.
Duflo, Esther, Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande, and Nicholas Ryan. "What Does Reputation Buy? Differentiation in a Market for Third-party Auditors." American Economic Review 103.3 (May 2013): 314-19.
Feigenberg, Benjamin, Erica Field, and Rohini Pande. "The Economic Returns to Social Interaction: Experimental Evidence from Microfinance." Review of Economic Studies 80.4 (April 2013): 1459-1483.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "Students Today, Teachers Tomorrow: Identifying Constraints on the Provision of Education." Journal of Public Economics 100.1 (April 2013): 1-14.
Frankel, Jeffrey A., and Jesse Schreger. "Over-optimistic Official Forecasts and Fiscal Rules in the Eurozone." Review of World Economics 149.2 (2013): 247-272.
Hanna, Rema N., and Leigh L. Linden. "Discrimination in Grading." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 4.4 (November 2012): 146-168.
Field, Erica, Rohini Pande, John Papp, and Y. Jeanette Park. "Repayment Flexibility Can Reduce Financial Stress: A Randomized Control Trial with Microfinance Clients in India." PLoS ONE 7.9 (September 26, 2012): e45679.
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.
Duflo, Esther, Rema Hanna, and Stephen P. Ryan. "Incentives Work: Getting Teachers to Come to School." American Economic Review 102.4 (June 2012): 1241-1278.
Besley, Timothy, Rohini Pande, and Vijayendra Rao. "Just Rewards? Local Politics and Public Resource Allocation in South India." World Bank Economic Review 26.2 (May 2012).
Chen, Martha. "Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Future Prospects." MARGIN—The Journal of Applied Economic Research 6.2 (2012).
Jayachandran, Seema, and Rohini Pande. "Introduction to Issue on Malnutrition." CESifo Economic Studies 58.2 (April 26, 2012): 253-255.
Beaman, Lori, Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande, and Petia Topalova. "Female Leadership Raises Aspirations and Educational Attainment for Girls: A Policy Experiment in India." Science 335.6068 (February 2012): 582-586.
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.
Pande, Rohini. "Can Informed Voters Enforce Better Governance? Experiments in Low-Income Democracies." Annual Review of Economics 3 (September 2011): 215-237.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Rapid Growth and Changing Economic Structure: The Expenditure Side Story and Its Implications for China." China Economic Review (October 2010).