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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

Khwaja, Asim Ijaz. "Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Postings." American Economic Review 109.1 (January 2019): 237–270.
Andrews, Matthew. "Overcoming the Limits of Institutional Reform in Uganda." Development Policy Review 36.S1 (November 2017): O159–O182.
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.
Andrews, Matthew. "Going Beyond Heroic Leaders in Development." Public Administration and Development 36.3 (August 2016): 171-184.
Andrews, Matthew, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock. "Doing Problem Driven Work." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-073, December 2015.
Andrews, Matthew, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock. "The Challenge of Building (Real) State Capability." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-074, December 2015.
Andrews, Matthew. "Has Sweden Injected Realism into Public Financial Management Reforms in Partner Countries?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-063, October 2015.
Andrews, Matthew. "Explaining Positive Deviance in Public Sector Reforms in Development." World Development 74 (October 2015): 197-208.
Callen, Michael, Saad Gulzar, Ali Hasanain, Yasir Khan, and Arman Rezaee. "Personalities and Public Sector Performance: Evidence from a Health Experiment in Pakistan." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-023, May 2015.
Andrews, Matthew. "An Ends-Means Approach to Looking At Governance." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-022, April 2014.
Andrews, Matthew. "Can One Retell a Mozambican Reform Story Through Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-018, April 2014.
Hanna, Rema, and Shing-Yi Wang. "Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-049, December 2013.
Woolcock, Michael. "Using Case Studies to Explore the External Validity of ‘Complex’ Development Interventions." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-048, November 2013.
Andrews, Matthew, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock. "Escaping Capability Traps Through Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation." World Development 51 (November 2013): 234-244.
Andrews, Matthew. "Do International Organizations Really Shape Government Solutions in Developing Countries?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-032, September 2013.
Rodrik, Dani. "The Wrath of Erdogan." Juncture 20.2 (Autumn 2013): 129–130.
Andrews, Matthew. "Going Beyond Heroic-Leaders in Development." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-021, June 2013.
Pritchett, Lant, Salimah Samji, and Jeffrey Hammer. "It‘s All About MeE: Using Structured Experiential Learning (“e”) to Crawl the Design Space." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-012, May 2013.
Andrews, Matthew. "Who Really Leads Development?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-011, April 2013.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "Despite All the Confidence, the BRICS are Without Mortar." Daily Star, April 10, 2013.
Andrews, Matthew. "We Need to Radically Rethink Who Leads Development and What Hey Do." Guardian, April 2, 2013.
Lant Pritchett, Michael Woolcock, and Matthew Andrews. "Looking Like a State: Techniques of Persistent Failure in State Capability for Implementation." Journal of Development Studies 49.1 (January 2013): 1-18.
Andrews, Matt, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock. "Escaping Capability Traps through Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA)." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-036, August 2012.
Pritchett, Lant. "Why Obama’s World Bank Pick Is Proving So Controversial." New Republic, April 11, 2012.
Juma, Calestous. "Senegal's Political Transition Hinges on Fulfilling Economic Dreams of The Young." The Guardian, March 29, 2012.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Off the Beaten Path." Foreign Policy, February 16, 2012.
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.
Pande, Rohini, and Deanna Ford. "Gender Quotas and Female Leadership: A Review." Background Paper for the World Development Report on Gender, April 2011.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Leadership Need Not Only Come From the G7." East Asia Forum Quarterly. October-December 2010, 25-26.
Andrews, Matthew, Jesse McConnell, and Alison Wescott. "Development as Leadership-led Change." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-009, March 2010.
Andrews, Matthew. Review of The Dynamics of Performance Management: Constructing Information and Reform, by Donald P. Moynihan. Governance, 22.3, July 2009: 513-515.
Pritchett, Lant. "Is India a Flailing State?: Detours on the Four Lane Highway to Modernization." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP09-013, May 2009.
Andrews, Matthew. "Isomorphism and the Limits to African Public Financial Management Reform." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP09-012, May 2009.
Nkedianye, D., Kaelo, D., Reid, R.S., Neselle, M., Onetu, L., Makui, O., Said, M., Kiruswa, S., Kristjanson, P., Kamuaro, O., Kifugo, S., Dickson, N. & Clark, W.C. "Linking Knowledge with Action Using Community Facilitators to Span Boundaries: Lessons from East Africa." Center for International Development, December 2008.