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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

Liebman, Jeffrey, and Scott Kleiman. "Child Welfare Management and Delivery Solutions." July 2020.
Liebman, Jeffrey, and Daniel Ramsey. "Independent Taxation, Horizontal Equity, and Return-Free Filing." Tax Policy and the Economy 33.1 (January 2019): 109-130.
Ganong, Peter, and Jeffrey B. Liebman. "The Decline, Rebound, and Further Rise in Snap Enrollment: Disentangling Business Cycle Fluctuations and Policy Changes." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 10.4 (November 2018).
Liebman, Jeffrey. "Using Data to More Rapidly Address Difficult U.S. Social Problems." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 675.1 (January 2018): 166-181.
Liebman, Jeffrey. "Understanding the Increase in Disability Insurance Benefit Receipt in the United States." Journal of Economic Perspectives 29.2 (Spring 2015): 123-150.
Ganong, Peter, and Jeffrey B. Liebman. "The Decline, Rebound, and Further Rise in SNAP Enrollment: Disentangling Business Cycle Fluctuations and Policy Changes." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-037, October 2013.
Liebman, Jeffrey, and Neale Mahoney. "Do Expiring Budgets Lead to Wasteful Year-End Spending? Evidence from Federal Procurement." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-038, October 2013.
Liebman, Jeffrey. "Advancing Evidence-Based Policymaking to Solve Social Problems." Issues in Science & Technology 30.1 (Fall 2013): 47-55.
Liebman, Jeffrey. "The Baby Boom Bump." New York Times, December 6, 2012.
Liebman, Jeffrey. "Jeffrey Liebman: Republicans Are Blocking Obama's Jobs Plan." Wall Street Journal, June 21, 2012.
Liebman, Jeffrey. "test." HHH .
Liebman, Jeffrey. "Testing Pay-for-Success Bonds." Public Manager 40.3 (September 2011): 66-68.
Liebman, Jeffrey. "Cut Medicare, Help Patients." New York Times, August 22, 2011.
Liebman, Jeffrey. "Social Impact Bonds." Report for Center for American Progress, February 9, 2011.
Liebman, Jeffrey, and Erzo F.P. Luttmer. "Would People Behave Differently If They Better Understood Social Security? Evidence From a Field Experiment." NBER Retirement Research Center Paper NB09-01, September 2010.
Liebman, Jeffrey B., Erzo F.P. Luttmer, and David G. Seif. "Labor Supply Responses to Marginal Social Security Benefits: Evidence from Discontinuities." Journal of Public Economics 93.11-12 (December 2009): 1119-1284.
Brown, Jeffrey R., David A. Wise, and Jeffrey B. Liebman., eds. Social Security Policy in a Changing Environment. University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Liebman, Jeffrey, Erzo F.P. Luttmer, and David G. Seif. "Labor Supply Responses to Marginal Social Security Benefits: Evidence from Discontinuities." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series :RWP09-003, January 2009.
Liebman, Jeffrey, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Simple Humans, Complex Insurance, Subtle Subsidies." NBER Working Papers 14330, September 2008.
Ludwig, Jens, Jeffrey R. Kling, Lawrence F. Katz, Lisa Sanbonmatsu, Jeffrey Liebman, Greg J. Duncan, and Ronald C. Kessler. "What Can We Learn about Neighborhood Effects from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment?" American Journal of Sociology 114.1 (July 2008): 144-188.
Duflo, Esther, Peter Orszag, William Gale, Emmanuel Saez, and Jeffrey Liebman. " Savings Incentives for Low- and Moderate-Income Families in the United States: Why Is the Saver's Credit Not More Effective?" Journal of the European Economic Association 5.2-3 (April-May 2007): 647-661.
Kling, Jeffrey R., Jeffrey Liebman, and Lawrence F. Katz. "Experimental Analysis of Neighborhood Effects." Econometrica 75.1 (January 2007): 83-119.
Duflo, Esther, William Gale, Jeffrey Liebman, Peter Orszag, and Emmanuel Saez. "Saving Incentives for Low and Middle Income Families: Evidence from a Field Experiment with H&R Block." Quarterly Journal of Economics CXXI.4 (November 2006): 1311-1346.
Feldstein, Martin, and Jeffrey Liebman. "Realizing the Potential of China's Social Security Pension System." China Economic Times, February 24, 2006.
Duflo, Esther, William Gale, Jeffrey Liebman, Peter Orszag, and Emmanuel Saez. "Saving Incentives for Low- and Middle-Income Families: Evidence from a Field Experiment with H&R Block." NBER Working Paper No. 11680, October 2005.
Liebman, Jeffrey. “Social Security Meets Race.” Science, 309.5743, September 23, 2005: 1965.
Kling, Jeffrey R., Jeffrey B. Liebman, and Lawrence F. Katz. "Experimental Analysis of Neighborhood Effects." NBER Working Paper No. 11577, August 2005.
Liebman, Jeffrey. "Reforming Social Security: Not All Privatization Schemes Are Created Equal." Harvard Magazine March-April 2005: 30-35.
Kling, Jeffrey, and Jeffrey Liebman. "Experimental Analysis of Neighborhood Effects on Youth." KSG Faculty Research Working Papers Series RWP04-034, August 2004.
Kling, Jeffrey, Jeffrey Liebman, Lawrence Katz, and Lisa Sanbonmatsu. "Moving to Opportunity and Tranquility: Neighborhood Effects on Adult Economic Self-Sufficiency and Health from a Randomized Housing Voucher Experiment." KSG Faculty Research Working Papers Series RWP04-035, August 2004.
Liebman, Jeffrey, Lawrence Katz, and Jeffrey King. "Beyond Treatment Effects: Estimating the Relationship Between Neighborhood Poverty and Individual Outcomes in the MTO Experiment." KSG Faculty Research Working Papers Series RWP04-036, August 2004.
Kling, Jeffrey, Jeffrey Liebman, and Lawrence Katz. "Bullets Don't Got No Name: Consequences of Fear in the Ghetto." Discovering Successful Pathways in Children's Development: Mixed Methods in the Study of Childhood and Family Life. Ed. Thomas S. Weisner. University of Chicago, 2004.
Orr, Larry, Judith Feins, Robin Jacob, Eric Beecroft, Lisa Sanbonmatsu, Lawrence Katz, Jeffrey Liebman, and Jeffrey Kling. "Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing Demonstration: Interim Impacts Evaluation." U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, September 2003.
Katz, Lawrence, Jeffrey Kling, and Jeffrey Liebman. "The Early Impacts of Moving to Opportunity in Boston." Choosing a Better Life? Evaluating the Moving to Opportunity Social Experiment. Ed. John M. Goering and Judith D. Feins. Urban Institute, 2003.
Liebman, Jeffrey. "The Role of Annuities in a Reformed U.S. Social Security System." AARP Public Policy Institute Issue Paper, December 2002.
Feldstein, Martin, and Jeffrey Liebman. “The Distributional Effects of an Investment-based Social Security System.” The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform. Ed. Martin Feldstein and Jeffrey Liebman. University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Liebman, Jeffrey. “Redistribution in the Current U.S. Social Security System.” The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform. Ed. Martin Feldstein and Jeffrey Liebman. University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Liebman, Jeffrey. “The Optimal Design of the Earned Income Tax Credit.” Making Work Pay: The Earned Income Tax Credit and Its Impact on American Families. Ed. Bruce D. Meyer and Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Russell Sage Foundation, 2002.
Elmendorf, Douglas, Jeffrey Liebman, and David Wilcox. “Fiscal Policy and Social Security Policy During the 1990s.” American Economic Policy in the 1990s. Ed. Jeffrey Frankel and Peter Orszag. MIT Press, 2002.
Feldstein, Martin, and Jeffrey Liebman. “Social Security.” Handbook of Public Economics, Volume 4. Ed. Alan J. Auerbach and Martin Feldstein. Elsevier, 2002.
Feldstein, Martin, and Jeffrey Liebman, eds. The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform. University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Liebman, Jeffrey. "Is Social Security Unfair to the Poor?" Washington Post, July 29, 2001.
Katz, Lawrence F., Jeffrey R. Kling, and Jeffrey B. Liebman. "Moving to Opportunity in Boston: Early Results of a Randomized Mobility Experiment." Quarterly Journal of Economics 116.2 (May 2001): 607-654.
Ellwood, David, and Jeffrey Liebman. "The Middle Class Parent Penalty: Child Benefits in the U.S. Tax Code." Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 15. Ed. James M. Poterba. MIT Press, 2001.
Kling, Jeffrey, Jeffrey Liebman, and Lawrence Katz. "Bullets Know No Name: Consequences of Fear in the Ghetto." Working Paper, January 2001.