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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

Hausmann, Ricardo, Ljubica Nedelkoska, and Sehar Noor. "You Get What You Pay For: Sources and Consequences of the Public Sector Premium in Albania and Sri Lanka." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-004, February 2020.
Rodrik, Dani, and Charles Sabel. "Building a Good Jobs Economy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-001, January 2020.
Arkedis, Jean, Jessica Creighton, Akshay Dixit, Archon Fung, Stephen Kosack, Dan Levy, and Courtney Tolmie. "Can Transparency and Accountability Programs Improve Health? Experimental Evidence from Indonesia and Tanzania." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-020, June 2019.
Reinhart, Carmen. "The Curious Case of the Missing Defaults." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-004, January 2019.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto. "The (Lack of) Distortionary Effects of Proxy-Means Tests: Results from a Nationwide Experiment in Indonesia." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-041, December 2018.
Mealy, Penny, J. Doyne Farmer, and Ricardo Hausmann. "Determining the Differences that Matter: Development and Divergence in US States over 1850-2010." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-030, September 2018.
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.
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.
Andrews, Matthew, Tim McNaught, and Salimah Samji. "Opening Adaptation Windows onto Public Financial Management Reform Gaps in Mozambique." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-017, May 2018.
Woolcock, Michael. "Enhancing Public Health Outcomes in Developing Countries: From Good Policies and Best Practices to Better Implementation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-016, February 2018.
Pritchett, Lant. "Alleviating Global Poverty: Labor Mobility, Direct Assistance, and Economic Growth." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-013, March 2018.
Juma, Calestous. "Exponential Innovation and Human Rights: Implications for Science and Technology Diplomacy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-011, February 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.
Juma, Calestous, and Francis Mangeni. "African Regional Economic Integration: The Emergence, Evolution, and Impact of Institutional Innovation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-003, January 2018.
Juma, Calestous, Wesley L. Harris, and Peter B. Waswa. "Space Technology and Africa’s Development: The Strategic Role of Small Satellites." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-043, September 2017.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Currency-Plus-Commodity Basket: A Proposal for Exchange Rates in Oil-Exporting Countries to Accommodate Trade Shocks Automatically." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-034, August 2017.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "How to Cope with Volatile Commodity Export Prices: Four Proposals." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-033, August 2017.
Nawrot, Katarzyna A., Calestous Juma, and James Donald. "African Megacities as Emerging Innovation Ecosystems." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-031, August 2017.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Systematic Managed Floating." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-025, June 2017.
McMillan, Margaret, Dani Rodrik, and Claudia Sepulveda. "Structural Change, Fundamentals, and Growth: A Framework and Case Studies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-024, May 2017.
Andrews, Matt, Duminda Ariyasinghe, Thamari Batuwanthudawa, Shivanthika Darmasiri, Nilupul de Silva, Peter Harrington, Prasanna Jayasinghe, et al. "Learning to Target for Economic Diversification: PDIA in Sri Lanka." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-020, January 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, and Ljubica Nedelkoska. "Welcome Home in a Crisis: Effects of Return Migration on the Non-Migrants’ Wages and Employment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-015, January 2017.
Sen, Kunal, Lant Pritchett, Sabyasachi Kar, and Selim Raihan. "Democracy Versus Dictatorship? The Political Determinants of Growth Episodes." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-009, December 2016.
Hanna, Rema, Gabriel Kreindler, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Citywide Effects of High-Occupancy Vehicle Restrictions: Evidence from the Elimination of “3-in-1” in Jakarta." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-008, December 2016.
Adnan Q. Khan, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Transfers." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-006, November 2016.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rukmini Banerji, James Berry, Esther Duflo, Harini Kannan, Shobhini Mukerji, Marc Shotland, and Michael Walton. "From Proof of Concept to Scalable Policies: Challenges and Solutions, with an Application." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-057, September 2016.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Esther Duflo, Clement Imbert, Santhosh Mathew, Rohini Pande. "E-Governance, Accountability, and Leakage in Public Programs: Experimental Evidence from a Financial Management Reform in India." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-056, October 7, 2016.
Clemens, Michael, and Lant Pritchett. "The New Case for Migration Restrictions: An Assessment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-054, December 2016.
Coscia, Michele, Ricardo Hausmann, and Frank Neffke. "Exploring the Uncharted Export: An Analysis of Tourism-Related Foreign Expenditure with International Spend Data." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-048, November 2016.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Juan Obach, and Miguel Angel Santos. "Special Economic Zones in Panama: A Critical Assessment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-044, October 2016.
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.
Field, Erica, Abraham Holland, and Rohini Pande. "Microfinance: Points of Promise." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-036, September 2014.
Pande, Rohini, Dean Karlan, Jake Kendall, Rebecca Mann, Tavneet Suri, and Jonathan Zinman. "Research and Impacts of Digital Financial Services." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-037, September 2016.
Campante, Filipe R., and David Yanagizawa-Drott. "Long-Range Growth: Economic Development in the Global Network of Air Links." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-034, September 2016.
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.
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.
Rosengard, Jay K. "A Quantum Leap over High Hurdles to Financial Inclusion: The Mobile Banking Revolution in Kenya." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-032, June 2016.
Frankel, Jeffrey A., and Ayako Saiki. "Does It Matter If Statistical Agencies Frame the Month’s CPI Report on a 1-Month or 12-Month Basis?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-011, March 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.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Frank Neffke. "The Workforce of Pioneer Plants." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series and CID Working Paper (RWP16-006 and 310), February 2016.
Clark, William C., Lorrae van Kerkhoff, Louis Lebel, and Gilberto Gallopin. "Crafting Usable Knowledge for Sustainable Development." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-005, January 2016.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "International Coordination." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-002, January 2016.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rema Hanna, Jordan C. Kyle, Benjamin A. Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto. "Contracting Out the Last-Mile of Service Delivery: Subsidized Food Distribution in Indonesia." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-001, January 2016.
Anadon, Laura Diaz, Gabriel Chan, Alicia Harley, Kira Matus, Suerie Moon, Sharmila L. Murthy, and William C. Clark. "Making Technological Innovation Work for Sustainable Development." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-079, December 2015.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rema Hanna, Gabriel Kreindler, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Debunking the Stereotype of the Lazy Welfare Recipient: Evidence from Cash Transfer Programs Worldwide." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-076, December 2015.
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.