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

Levy, Dan, Theodore Svoronos, and Mae Klinger. "Two-Stage Examinations: Can Examinations Be More Formative Experiences?" Active Learning in Higher Education (Published online: October 3, 2018).
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Selcuk Ozyurt, and Niharika Singh. "Upping the Ante: The Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-019, July 2018.
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.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Julian Hinz, and Muhammed A. Yildirim. "Measuring Venezuelan Emigration with Twitter." Kiel Institute for the World Economy, May 2018.
Kaffenberger, Michelle, Lant Pritchett, Justin Sandefur. "Estimating the Impact of Women’s Education on Fertility, Child Mortality, and Empowerment When Schooling Ain’t Learning." March 2018.
Fletcher, Erin K., Rohini Pande, and Charity Troyer Moore. "Women and Work in India: Descriptive Evidence and a Review of Potential Policies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-004, December 2017.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Ljubica Nedelkoska. "Welcome Home in a Crisis: Effects of Return Migration on the Non-Migrants' Wages and Employment." European Economic Review 101-132 (January 2018).
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.
Eaton, Adrienne E., Susan J. Schurman, and Martha Chen, eds. Informal Workers and Collective Action: A Global Perspective. Cornell University Press, 2017.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "Report Cards: The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Educational Markets." American Economic Review 107.6 (June 2017).
Frederico Finan, Benjamin A. Olken, and Rohini Pande. "The Personnel Economics of the Developing State." Handbook of Economic Field Experiments. Ed. Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and Esther Duflo. North-Holland, 2017, 467-514.
Kaffenberger, Michelle, and Lant Pritchett. "More School or More Learning? Evidence from Learning Profiles from the Financial Inclusion Insights Data." May 2017.
Ganguli, Ina, Ricardo Hausmann, and Martina Viarengo. "Career Dynamics and Gender Gaps among Employees in the Microfinance Sector." May 2017.
Pritchett, Lant, and Justin Sandefur. "Girls’ Schooling and Women’s Literacy: Schooling Targets Alone Won’t Reach Learning Goals." February 2017.
Clemens, Michael, and Lant Pritchett. "The New Case for Migration Restrictions: An Assessment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-054, December 2016.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rukmini Banerji, James Berry, Esther Duflo, Harini Kannan, Shobhini Mukerji, Marc Shotland, and Michael Walton. "Mainstreaming an Effective Intervention: Evidence from Randomized Evaluations of “Teaching at the Right Level” in India." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-043, August 2016.
Mukerji, Shobhini, and Michael Walton. "Learning the Right Lessons." India Infrastructure Report 2012: Private Sector in Education, April 2016.
Levy, Dan, Joshua Yardley, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Getting an Honest Answer: Clickers in the Classroom." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-071, June 2016 (Revised from November 2015).
Pritchett, Lant, and Martina Viarengo. "The State, Socialisation, and Private Schooling: When Will Governments Support Alternative Producers?" Journal of Development Studies 51.7 (July 2015): 784-807.
Pritchett, Lant, and Martina Viarengo. "Does Public Sector Control Reduce Variance in School Quality?" Education Economics 23.5 (August 2015): 557-576.
Pritchett, Lant, and Yamini Aiyar. "Value Subtraction in Public Sector Production: Accounting Versus Economic Cost of Primary Schooling in India." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-027, June 2015.
Pritchett, Lant, and Amanda Beatty. "Slow Down, You’re Going Too Fast: Matching Curricula to Student Skill Levels." International Journal of Educational Development 40 (January 2015): 276-288.
Levy, Dan, and Josh Bookin. "Cold Calling and Web Postings: Do They Improve Students’ Preparation and Learning in Statistics?" Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 14.5 (December 2014): 92-109.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "Report Cards: The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Educational Markets." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-052, October 2014.
Hanna, Rema, Sendhil Mullainathan, and Joshua Schwartzstein. "Learning Through Noticing: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment." Quarterly Journal of Economics 129.3 (August 2014): 1311-1353.
Pritchett, Lant. "The Risks to Education Systems from Design Mismatch and Global Isomorphism." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-017, April 2014.
Chen, Martha, and Govindan Raveendran. "Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Patterns." WIEGO Working Paper No. 7, January 2014.
Pritchett, Lant, and Martina Viarengo. "The State, Socialization, and Private Schooling: When Will Governments Support Alternative Producers?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-050, December 2012.
Hanna, Rema, and Shing-Yi Wang. "Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-049, December 2013.
Pritchett, Lant. The Rebirth of Education: Schooling Ain’t Learning. Brookings Institution Press, 2013.
Levy, Dan, and and Dean Yang. "Competing for Jobs or Creating Jobs? The Impact of Immigration on Native-Born Unemployment in Venezuela, 1980-2003." Venezuela Before Chávez: Anatomy of an Economic Collapse. Ed. Ricardo Hausmann and Francisco R. Rodríguez. Penn State University Press, 2013.
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.
Kazianga, Harounan, Dan Levy, Leigh L. Linden, and Matt Sloan. "The Effects of "Girl-Friendly" Schools: Evidence from the BRIGHT School Construction Program in Burkina Faso." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5.3 (July 2013): 41-62.
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.
Chen, Martha, and Joann Vanek. "Informal Employment Revisited: Theories, Data, and Policies." Indian Journal of Industrial Relations 48.3 (January 2013).
Chen, Martha. "Self-Employed Women’s Association of India: A National Trade Union and International Role Model." Case Study for World Development Report 2013, World Bank, 2012.
Hanna, Rema N., and Leigh L. Linden. "Discrimination in Grading." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 4.4 (November 2012): 146-168.
Campante, Filipe R., and Davin Chor. "The Educated Middle Class, their Economic Prospects, and the Arab Spring." World Financial Review. September 2012.
Pritchett, Lant, and Amanda Beatty. "The Negative Consequences of Overambitious Curricula in Developing Countries." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-035, August 2012.
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.
Chen, Martha. "Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Future Prospects." MARGIN—The Journal of Applied Economic Research 6.2 (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.
Dumitrescu, Anca, Dan Levy, Cara Orfield and Matt Sloan. "Impact Evaluation of Niger’s IMAGINE Program." Mathematica Policy Research, September 2011.
Field, Erica, Seema Jayachandran, and Rohini Pande. "Do Traditional Institutions Constrain Female Entrepreneurship? A Field Experiment on Business Training in India." American Economic Review 100.2 (May 2010): 125–29.
Fang, Hai, Karen N. Eggleston, John A. Rizzo, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Female Employment and Fertility in Rural China." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-011 and NBER Working Papers 15886, March 2010.
Pritchett, Lant. The Policy Irrelevance of the Economics of Education: Is 'Normative as Positive' Useless, or Worse? What Works in Development? Thinking Big and Thinking Small. Ed. William Easterly and Jessica Cohen. Brookings Institution Press, 2009, 130-165.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Khwaja. "What Did You Do All Day? Maternal Education and Child Outcomes." The World Bank, Policy Research Working Paper Series 5143 and Social Sciences Research Network Paper, November 2009.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Tristan Zajonc. "Do Value-Added Estimates Add Value? Accounting for Learning Dynamics." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP09-034, October 2009.
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.
Pritchett, Lant, and Martina Viarengo. "The Illusion of Equality: The Educational Consequences of Blinding Weak States, For Example." Center for Global Development Working Paper 178 and Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) Working Paper 09-03, June 2009.