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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

Storer, Adam, Daniel Schneider, and Kristen Harknett. "What Explains Racial/Ethnic Inequality in Job Quality in the Service Sector?" American Sociological Review (June 2020).
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The US is Officially in Recession Thanks to the Coronavirus Crisis." The Guardian, June 16, 2020.
Ang, Desmond. "The Effects of Police Violence on Inner-City Students." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-016, June 2020.
King, David C., Benjamin Schneer, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Why Party Leaders Tend to Be Extremists." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-015, June 2020.
Bilmes, Linda J., and John B. Loomis. Valuing U.S. National Parks and Programs: America's Best Investment, 1st edition. Routledge, 2020.
Arnold, David, Will S. Dobbie, and Peter Hull. "Measuring Racial Discrimination in Bail Decisions." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-014, May 2020.
Ilzetzki, Ethan, Carmen M. Reinhart, and Kenneth S. Rogoff. "Why is the Euro Punching Below Its Weight?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-013, May 2020.
Dynan, Karen, and Douglas Elmendorf. "National Fiscal Policies to Fight Recessions in US States." AEA Papers and Proceedings 110 (May 2020): 131-136.
Schwarz, Susanne, Matthew A. Baum, and Dara Kay Cohen. "(Sex) Crime and Punishment in the #MeToo Era: How the Public Views Rape." Political Behavior (May 2020).
Bunn, Matthew, Nicholas Roth, and H. William Tobey. "Public Testimony on Trump Administration Funding for Nuclear Theft Prevention Programs." House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies, March 31, 2020.
Digidiki, Vasileia, and Jacqueline Bhabha. "Greeces Proposed "Floating Wall" Shows the Failure of EU Migration Policies." The Guardian. February 7, 2020.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Trump Administration Has Made the Us Less Ready for Infectious Disease Outbreaks Like Coronavirus." The Conversation. February 3, 2020.
Norris, Pippa, Holly Ann Garnett, and Max Gromping. "The Paranoid Style of American Elections: Explaining Perceptions of Electoral Integrity in an Age of Populism." Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties 30.1 (February 2020): 105-125.
Hanson, Gordon. "The impacts of the U.S.-China trade war." Business Economics 55 (February 2020): 69–72.
Bunn, Matthew. "The Past and Potential Role of Civil Society in Nuclear Security." Project on Managing the Atom, February 2020.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Six Tax-Based Ways to Tackle US Inequality." Project Syndicate, December 17, 2019.
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.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Case for Old-Fashioned Tariff Cuts." Project Syndicate, November 27, 2019.
Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
Ganz, Marshall, and Art Reyes III. "Renewing Democracy Requires the Creation of an Inclusive Collective." Sanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2020).
Ban, Pamela, Maxwell Palmer, and Benjamin Schneer. "From the Halls of Congress to K Street: Government Experience and its Value for Lobbying." Legislative Studies Quarterly 44.4 (November 2019): 713-752.
Gonzalez, Yanilda. "The Swinging Pendulum of Police Reform in the Americas." Current History. November 1, 2019.
Power, Samantha. "A Belated Recognition of Genocide by the House." New York Times. October 29, 2019.
Chenoweth, Erica. "The Science of Contemporary Street Protest: New Efforts in the United States." Science Advances 5.10 (October 2019).
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "How a Weaponized Dollar Could Backfire." Project Syndicate, October 23, 2019.
Dobbie, Will, Hans Gronqvist, Susan Niknami, Marten Palme, and Mikael Priks. "The Intergenerational Effects of Parental Incarceration." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-031, 2019.
Dobbie, Will, and Jae Song. "Targeted Debt Relief and the Origins of Financial Distress: Experimental Evidence from Distressed Credit Card Borrowers." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-030, 2019.
Dobbie, Will, Andres Liberman, Daniel Paravisini, and Vikram Pathania. "Measuring Bias in Consumer Lending." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-029, 2019.
Deborah Avant, Marie Berry, Erica Chenoweth, Rachel Epstein, Cullen Hendrix, Oliver Kaplan, and Timothy Sisk, eds. Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Porter, Roger B. "A Summit Worth Celebrating." Deseret News, October 3, 2019.
Bunn, Matthew. "President Trump’s Missed Opportunity With Ukraine." Los Angeles Times, October 2019.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "It’s Time for German Fiscal Expansion." Project Syndicate, September 30, 2019.
Feigenbaum, James, Maxwell Palmer, and Benjamin Schneer. "'Descended from Immigrants and Revolutionists': How Family Immigration History Shapes Representation in Congress." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-028, September 2019.
Dynan, Karen. "Measuring Household Wealth in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics: The Role of Retirement Assets." Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, September 2019.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "The Problem with One-Stop Government." Governing. August 19, 2019.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Currency Manipulation Game Is Afoot – but That’s Better Than a Trade War." The Globe and Mail, August 13, 2019.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "What to Look for in Any Deal Between the U.S. and the Taliban." Bloomberg Opinion, August 8, 2019.
Bilmes, Linda J., Fernando Monge, and Jorrit de Jong. "Can Policymakers Repeat Bilbao's Success?" Apolitical. August 7, 2019.
Chenoweth, Erica, and Margherita Belgioioso. "The Physics of Dissent and the Effects of Movement Momentum." Nature Human Behavior (August 5, 2019).
Marks, Zoe. "Philip Roessler, Ethnic Politics and State Power in Africa: The Logic of the Coup–Civil War Trap." Review of Africa, 89.3, August 2019: 614-615.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Central Banks Should Forget About Achieving 2 Percent Inflation." The Globe and Mail, July 28, 2019.
Nelson, Jonathan K., and Richard Zeckhauser. "Risky Business: Commissioning Portraits in Renaissance Italy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-024, July 2019.
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Wyatt Cmar. "Maps That Can Guide a Changing City." Governing. July 16, 2019.
Kaufman, Aaron, Peter Kraft, and Maya Sen. "Improving Supreme Court Forecasting Using Boosted Decision Trees." Political Analysis 27.3 (July 2019): 381-387.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Participatory Budgeting: A Powerful Civic Education Tool." Governing. June 18, 2019.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Us Economic Recovery Is Far From Being a World Record." The Guardian, June 14, 2019.
Arkedis, Jean, Jessica Creighton, Akshay Dixit, Archon Fung, Stephen Kosack, Dan Levy, and Courtney Tolmie. "Can Transparency and Accountability Programs Improve Health? Experimental Evidence from Indonesia and Tanzania." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-020, June 2019.
Ang, Desmond. "Do 40-Year-Old Facts Still Matter? Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight under the Voting Rights Act." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11.3 (July 2019): 1-53.
Hogan, William W., Chiara Lo Prete, Bingyuan Liu, and Jia Wang. "Cross-product Manipulation in Electricity Markets, Microstructure Models and Asymmetric Information." Energy Journal 40.5 (June 2019): 221-246.