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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. "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.
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.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Uproar Over Hilary Clinton's E-Mails Misses the Point." Boston Globe, September 9, 2015.
Bilmes, Linda J. "What Are We Willing to Sacrifice in War on ISIS?" Boston Globe, March 11, 2015.
Bilmes, Linda J. "A Call for a National Strategy on Veterans." Cognoscenti, November 11, 2014.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Fighting the Islamic State - How Much Will It Cost?" Boston Globe, October 8, 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. "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. "Giving Margaret Thatcher The Feminist Cred She Deserves — And Would Have Hated." WBUR Cognoscenti, April 17, 2013.
Stiglitz, Joseph, and Linda J. Bilmes. "There Will Be No Peace Dividend After Afghanistan." Financial Times, January 24, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Three Ways To Avoid Future ‘Fiscal Cliffs’." WBUR, November 26, 2012.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Truth Behind the Ryan Budget." WBUR, September 19, 2012.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Afghanistan is Missing from the Campaign." Boston Globe, July 15, 2012.
Bilmes, Linda J., and Shelby Chodos. "Want to Stimulate the Economy? Let’s Hand Cash Directly to the States." Washington Post, June 29, 2012.
Bilmes, Linda J. "And Now, Battles with Hardly Any Rules." Boston Globe, February 5, 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. "Costly Inheritance." Boston Globe, April 27, 2011.
Bilmes, Linda J. "U.S. Budget Woes More Than Just a Math Problem." Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2010.
Bilmes, Linda J. "U.S. Budget Woes More Than Just a Math Problem." Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2010.
Stiglitz, Joseph E., and Linda J. Bilmes. "The True Cost of the Iraq War: $3 Trillion and Beyond." Washington Post, September 5, 2010.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Iraq War Winds Down, but Costs Soar." San Francisco Chronicle, August 15, 2010.
Bilmes, Linda J., and Max Stier. "Freeze on Federal Jobs Won’t Reduce Spending." Boston Globe, February 10, 2010.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Cost of Not Enacting Health Care Reform." Boston Globe, November 7, 2009.
Bilmes, Linda J., and Joseph Stiglitz. "The U.S. in Iraq: An Economics Lesson." Los Angeles Times, July 2, 2009.
Bilmes, Linda. "Help Wanted in Public Service." Boston Globe, April 15, 2009.
Bilmes, Linda. "As Creditors Get Edgy, US Keeps Spending." Boston Globe, November 9, 2008.
Bilmes, Linda. "Is This Any Way to Rebuild Iraq?" Los Angeles Times, August 15, 2008.
Stiglitz, Joseph, and Linda Bilmes. ""$3 Trillion May Be Too Low."." The Guardian (U.K.), April 6, 2008.
Stiglitz, Joseph E., and Linda Bilmes. "There is No Such Thing as a War for Free." Chicago Tribune, March 20, 2008.
Bilmes, Linda. ""The Cost of War."." Harvard Crimson, March 19, 2008.
Bilmes, Linda, and Joseph Stiglitz. "The High Cost of Fighting a Losing Battle." Financial Times, March 18, 2008.
Bilmes, Linda, and Joseph Stiglitz. "War's Price Tag." Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2008.
Bilmes, Linda. "Another Year, Another $300 Billion." Boston Globe, March 16, 2008.
Bilmes, Linda, and Joseph E. Stiglitz. ""The Iraq War Will Cost Us $3 Trillion, and Much More."." Washington Post, March 9, 2008.
Stiglitz, Joseph, and Linda Bilmes. "The Three Trillion Dollar War: The Cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts have Grown to Staggering Proportions." The Times of London, February 23, 2008.
Bilmes, Linda. "Soldiers Trapped in Limbo." Boston Globe, March 21, 2007.
Bilmes, Linda. "The Battle of Iraq's Wounded." Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2007.