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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

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. "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., and Jeffrey Neal. "Public Employees as a Strategic Resource." Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Ed. Ali Farazmand. Springer, 2018.
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. "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. "U.N. Funding is a Small Price for Peace." Boston Globe, January 25, 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. "Pentagon a Ripe Target for Cuts." Boston Globe, July 31, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Giving Margaret Thatcher The Feminist Cred She Deserves — And Would Have Hated." WBUR Cognoscenti, April 17, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Afghanistan is Missing from the Campaign." Boston Globe, July 15, 2012.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Federalist Nos. 67-77: How Would Publius Envision the Civil Service Today?" Public Administration Review 71.Supplement 1 (December 2011): S105-S111.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Highlights from The People Factor: Strengthening America by Investing in Public Service." Institute of Public Governance & Management 24 (October 2011).
Bilmes, Linda J. "What the U.S. Government Can Learn from Business." Harvard Business Review, July 29, 2011.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Eisenhower Study Group on the Costs of War." Watson Institute for International Studies, June 13, 2011.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Investing in the People Who Make Government Work." Federal Manager. Summer 2009.
Bilmes, Linda J., and W. Scott Gould. The People Factor: Strengthening America By Investing in Public Service. Brookings Institution Press, 2009.