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

Bonnet, Florence, Joann Vanek, and Martha Chen. "Women and Men in the Informal Economy: A Statistical Brief." WIEGO and ILO, January 2019.
Chen, Martha and Victoria Beard. "Including the Excluded: Supporting Informal Workers for More Equal and Productive Cities in the Global South." World Resources Institute, May 2018.
Chen, Martha, Jenna Harvey, Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, and Caroline Skinner. "Inclusive Public Spaces for Informal Livelihoods: A Discussion Paper for Urban Planners and Policy Makers." Cities Alliance and WIEGO, 2018.
Chen, Martha. "Expanding the Economic Potential of Women Informal Workers." Secretariat, UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, December 2016.
von Broembsen, Marlese, and Martha Chen. "Eliminating Legal Barriers from the Perspective of the Informal Economy." Secretariat, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, September 2016.
Klugman, Jeni, Laura Tyson, and Panel and Deputy Panel Members of UN High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment (including Martha Chen). "Leave No One Behind: A Call to Action for Gender Equality and Women's Economic Empowerment." Secretariat, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, September 2016.
Chen, Martha. "The Urban Informal Economy: Towards More Inclusive Cities." Urbanet, August 2016.
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.
Chen, Martha. "Statistics on the Informal Economy: Definitions, Regional Estimates & Challenges." WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 2, April 2014.
Chen, Martha. "Informal Economy Monitoring Study Sector Report: Home-Based Workers." Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, April 2014.
Chen, Martha, and Govindan Raveendran. "Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Patterns." WIEGO Working Paper No. 7, January 2014.
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.
Chen, Martha, Chris Bonner, Mahendra Chetty, Lucia Fernandez, Karin Pape, Federico Parra, Arbind Singh, and Caroline Skinner. "Urban Informal Workers: Representative Voice & Economic Rights." Background Paper for World Development Report 2012, World Bank, 2012.
Bali, Namrata, Kaushik Basu, Suman Bery, Haroon Bhorat, Françoise Carré, Martha Chen, Gary Fields, Ravi Kanbur, Santiago Levy, Francie Lund, Jeemol Unni and Imraan Valodia. "Informal Sector and Social Policy: Compendium of Personal and Technical Reflections. Cornell-SEWA-WIEGO Exposure and Dialogue Program." WIEGO, March 2009.
Chen, Martha, and Donna Doane. "Informality in South Asia: A Review." WIEGO Working Paper No. 4, September 2008.
Chen, Martha. "Cornell-SEWA-WIEGO 2008 Dialogue - Ahmedabad and Delhi - Compendium of Personal and Technical Notes." Cornell University: Department of Applied Economics and Management Working Paper 2008-15, June 2008.
Chen, Martha. "Rethinking the Informal Economy: Linkages with the Formal Economy and the Formal Regulatory Environment." United Nations - Department of Economic & Social Affairs Working Paper No. 46, July 2007.
Chen, Martha, Nidhi Mirani, and Mita Parikh. "Self-Employed Women: A Profile of SEWA's Membership." SEWA: Self-Employed Women's Association (Ahmedabad, India), 2006.
Chen, Martha, Renana Jhabvala, Ravi Kanbur, Nidhi Mirani, Karl Osner and Carol Richards. "Membership Based Organizations of the Poor: Reflections After an Exposure and Dialogue Program with SEWA in Gujarat, India." Cornell University Department of Applied Economics and Management Working Paper 5-20, August 2005.
Chen, Martha. "Towards Economic Freedom: The Impact of SEWA." Self-Employed Women's Association, 2005.
Chen, Martha, Renana Jhabvala, Ravi Kanbur, Nidhi Mirani, and Karl Osner. "Reality and Analysis: Personal and Technical Reflections on the Working Lives of Six Women." Poverty, Inequality and Development Research at Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management, April 2004.
Chen, Martha, and Marilyn Carr. "Globalization, Social Exclusion, and Work: With Special Reference to Informal Employment and Gender." World Commission on Social Impacts of Globalization, 2003.
Chen, Martha. "Rethinking the Informal Economy: From Enterprise Characteristics to Employment Relations." Rethinking Labor Market Informalization: Precarious Jobs, Poverty, and Social Protection. Cornell University, 2003.
Chen, Martha, Renana Jhabvala, and Reema Nanavaty. "The Investment Climate for Female Informal Businesses: A Case Study from Urban and Rural India." Background Paper for the 2005 World Development Report, 2003.
Chen, Martha. "Rethinking the Informal Economy: In an Era of Global Integration and Labor Market Flexibility." New Delhi Seminar No. 531, November 2003.
Chen, Martha, and Joann Vanek. "Women and Men in the Informal Economy: A Statistical Picture." Employment Sector, International Labour Office, Geneva, 2002.
Chen, Martha, Renana Jhabvala, and Frances Lund. “Supporting Workers in the Informal Economy: A Policy Framework.” Employment Sector, International Labour Office, Geneva, Working Paper No. 2, 2002.
Chen, Martha, and Marilyn Carr. "Globalization and the Informal Economy: How Global Trade and Investment Impact on the Working Poor." Employment Sector, International Labour Office, Geneva, Working Paper No. 1, 2002.
Chen, Martha, and Don Snodgrass. "Managing Resources, Activities, and Risk in Urban India: The Impact of SEWA Bank." USAID AIMS Project, 2001.
Chen, Martha, Renana Jhabvala and Frances Lund. "Supporting Workers in the Informal Economy: A Policy Framework." International Labour Organization, 2001.