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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

Bilmes, Linda J., and John B. Loomis. Valuing U.S. National Parks and Programs: America's Best Investment, 1st edition. Routledge, 2020.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Trump Administration Has Made the Us Less Ready for Infectious Disease Outbreaks Like Coronavirus." The Conversation. February 3, 2020.
Olson, Stevie, Phil Berkaw, Lucien Charland, Elizabeth Patton, and Linda J. Bilmes. "The $64 Billion Massachusetts Vehicle Economy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-038, December 2019.
Bilmes, Linda J. and Loomis, John B. "Our National Parks Are in Crisis. Trump’s Solution Is Absurd." Los Angeles Times. December 2, 2019.
Linda Bilmes and John B. Loomis, eds. Valuing US National Parks and Programs: America’s Best Investment Routledge, 2019.
Bilmes, Linda J., and W. Scott Gould. "The Ripple Effects of the U.S. Government Shutdown." Barron's. January 22, 2019.
Bilmes, Linda J. "To Avoid Government Shutdowns, Fix the Budget Process." Boston Globe. January 7, 2019.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Fiscal Opacity Cycle: How America Hid the Costs of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan." Toward A Just Society: Joseph Stiglitz and Twenty-First Century Economics. Ed. Martin Guzman. Columbia University Press, 2018, 457-478.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Cataclysmic Cost of Trump’s War on Oceans." Boston Globe. July 26, 2018.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Trump is Breaking the Environment Beyond Repair." Boston Globe. February 20, 2018.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Congress’ Budget Dysfunction Is More Than 4 Decades in the Making." The Conversation, February 9, 2018.
Bilmes, Linda J. "On Veteran's Day, let's honor the promises we've made to veterans." Boston Globe, November 9, 2017.
White, Laura, Jean-Louis Rochet, Pete Mathias, Kate O’Gorman, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Connecting the Northeast: A Cost Estimate for the North South Rail Link." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-032, August 2017.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Bill for America's Longest War Is Still Unpaid." Fiscal Times, May 27, 2017.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Trump's Proposed Defense Splurge Flunks Basic Math." Boston Globe, March 2, 2017.
Haefele, Michelle, John Loomis, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Total Economic Valuation of the National Park Service Lands and Programs: Results of a Survey of the American Public." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-024, June 2016.
Bilmes, Linda J. "What Are We Willing to Sacrifice in War on ISIS?" Boston Globe, March 11, 2015.
Banasiak, Adam, Linda J. Bilmes, and John Loomis. "Carbon Sequestration in the U.S. National Parks: A Value Beyond Visitation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-007, February 2015.
Bilmes, Linda J. "A Call for a National Strategy on Veterans." Cognoscenti, November 11, 2014.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Can the U.S. Afford Another $3 Trillion War?" CNN, August 27, 2014.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Yesterday's VA is Serving Today's Veterans. Therein Lies the Problem." Cognoscenti, July 16, 2014.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Boots on the Budget: Personnel Costs Need to be Part of the Equation for Military Cuts." Boston Globe, March 22, 2014.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Reforming the Budget: Four Steps to Restore Fiscal Discipline." Brookings, February 5, 2014.
Bilmes, Linda J. and William Daley. "With HealthCare.gov, the Government's Bad Management Skills are Showing Again." The Washington Post, November 7, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "As the Shutdown Turns: It's Time to Stop the Budgetary Soap Opera." Cognoscenti, October 10, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "No Day at the National Parks." Boston Globe, October 4, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Cost of Striking Syria: 4 Lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan." Cognoscenti, September 6, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Pentagon a Ripe Target for Cuts." Boston Globe, July 31, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Financial Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan: How Wartime Spending Decisions Will Constrain Future National Security Budgets." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-006, March 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Afghanistan is Missing from the Campaign." Boston Globe, July 15, 2012.
Stiglitz, Joseph E., and Linda J. Bilmes. "Estimating the Costs of War: Methodological Issues, with Applications to Iraq and Afghanistan." Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Peace and Conflict. Ed. Michelle R. Garfinkel and Stergios Skaperdas. Oxford University Press, 2012.
Bilmes, Linda J. "As Iraq War Winds Down, the Conflict Offers Expensive Lessons." Boston Globe, December 7, 2011.
Bilmes, Linda J., and Joseph E. Stiglitz. "America's Costly War Machine." Los Angeles Times, September 18, 2011.
Bilmes, Linda J. "US Response to 9/11 Contributed to Causes of Current Debt Crisis." Christian Science Monitor, September 9, 2011.
Bilmes, Linda J. "What the U.S. Government Can Learn from Business." Harvard Business Review, July 29, 2011.
Bilmes, Linda J., and Joseph E. Stiglitz. "The Long-term Costs of Conflict: The Case of the Iraq War." Handbook on the Economics of Conflict. Ed. Derek L. Braddon and Keith Hartley. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011, 293-311.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Eisenhower Study Group on the Costs of War." Watson Institute for International Studies, June 13, 2011.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Iraq War Winds Down, but Costs Soar." San Francisco Chronicle, August 15, 2010.
Stiglitz, Joseph E., and Linda J. Bilmes. "The $10 Trillion Hangover." Harper's Magazine. January 2009.
Stiglitz, Joseph E., and Linda J. Bilmes. The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict. W.W. Norton, 2008.