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

Barboni, Giorgia, Erica Field, Rohini Pande, Natalia Rigol, Simone Schaner, and Charity Troyer Moore. "A Tough Call: Understanding Barriers to and Impacts of Women’s Mobile Phone Adoption in India." October 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.
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.
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.
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.
Bernhardt, Arielle, Erica Field, Rohini Pande, and Natalia Rigol. "Household Matters: Revisiting the Returns to Capital among Female Microentrepreneurs." April 2017.
Pritchett, Lant, and Justin Sandefur. "Girls’ Schooling and Women’s Literacy: Schooling Targets Alone Won’t Reach Learning Goals." February 2017.
Chen, Martha. "The Urban Informal Economy: Towards More Inclusive Cities." Urbanet, August 2016.
Das, Veena, and Michael Walton. "Political Leadership and the Urban Poor." Current Anthropology 56 (October, 2015): S44-S54.
Vanek, Joann, Martha Chen, and Govindan Raveendran. "A Guide to Obtaining Data on Types of Informal Workers in Official Statistics." WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 8, May 2015.
Hausmann, Ricardo. "Gender Gap Report 2014." World Economic Forum, November 2014.
Chen, Martha. "Informal Economy Monitoring Study Sector Report: Home-Based Workers." Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, April 2014.
Chen, Martha. "Women in Informal Employment." Toolkit: Learning and Working in the Informal Economy. Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit, 2014.
Chen, Martha, and Govindan Raveendran. "Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Patterns." WIEGO Working Paper No. 7, January 2014.
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.
Pande, Rohini, and Petia Topalova. "Women In Charge." Finance & Development. June 2013.
Norris, Pippa. "Muslim Support for Secular Democracy." Muslim Secular Democracy: Voices from Within. Ed. Lily Rahim. Palgrave/Macmillan, 2013, 113-140.
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.
Chen, Martha. "Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Future Prospects." MARGIN—The Journal of Applied Economic Research 6.2 (2012).
Pritchett, Lant. "A Community of Abundance." Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 45.1 (Spring 2012): 153 - 158.
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.
Beaman, Lori, Alexandra Cirone, Esther Duflo, and Rohini Pande. "Politics as a Male Domain and Empowerment in India." The Impact of Gender Quotas. Ed. Susan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, and Jennifer M. Piscopo. Oxford University Press, 2012.
Dumitrescu, Anca, Dan Levy, Cara Orfield and Matt Sloan. "Impact Evaluation of Niger’s IMAGINE Program." Mathematica Policy Research, September 2011.
Lori Beaman, Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande, and Petia Topalova. "Political Reservation and Substantive Representation: Evidence From Indian Village Councils." India Policy Forum, 2010-11. Ed. Suman Bery, Barry Bosworth, and Arvind Panagariya. Brookings Institution Press and The National Council of Applied Economic Research, 2011.
Chen, Martha. "Recognizing Domestic Workers, Regulating Domestic Work: Conceptual, Measurement, and Regulatory Challenges." Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue Femmes et Droit 23.1 (April 2011): 167-184.
Pande, Rohini, and Deanna Ford. "Gender Quotas and Female Leadership: A Review." Background Paper for the World Development Report on Gender, April 2011.
Chen, Martha. "Informality, Poverty, and Gender in the Global South." The International Handbook Of Gender And Poverty. Ed. Sylvia Chant. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010.
Ganguli, Ina, Ricardo Hausmann, and Martina Viarengo. "“Schooling Can’t Buy Me Love”: Marriage, Work, and the Gender Education Gap in Latin America." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-032, June 2010.
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.
Duflo, Esther, and Rohini Pande. "Leading by Example." Indian Express, March 18, 2010.
Beaman, Lori, Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande, and Petia Topalova. "Powerful Women: Does Exposure Reduce Bias?" Quarterly Journal of Economics 124.4 (November 2009): 1497-1540.
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.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Laura D. Tyson, Saadia Zahidi, eds. The Global Gender Gap Report. World Economic Forum, 2009.
Clingingsmith, David, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Michael Kremer. "Estimating the Impact of the Hajj: Religion and Tolerance in Islam's Global Gathering." Quarterly Journal of Economics 124.3 (August 2009): 1133-1170.
Hanna, Rema, and Leigh Linden. "Measuring Discrimination in Education." NBER Working Papers 15057, June 2009.
Levy, Dan, Harounan Kazianga, Leigh Linden, and Matt Sloan. "Impact Evaluation of Burkina Faso's BRIGHT Program, Final Report." Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., May 2009.
Beaman, Lori, Raghab Chattopadhyay, Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande, and Petia Topalova. "Can Political Affirmative Action for Women Reduce Gender Bias?" Vox, January 8, 2009.