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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

Arnold, David, Will S. Dobbie, and Peter Hull. "Measuring Racial Discrimination in Bail Decisions." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-014, May 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.
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.
Chenoweth, Erica. "The Science of Contemporary Street Protest: New Efforts in the United States." Science Advances 5.10 (October 2019).
Porter, Roger B. "A Summit Worth Celebrating." Deseret News, October 3, 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.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "The Problem with One-Stop Government." Governing. August 19, 2019.
Chenoweth, Erica, and Margherita Belgioioso. "The Physics of Dissent and the Effects of Movement Momentum." Nature Human Behavior (August 5, 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.
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.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Government Employment for Those Who Need a Leg Up." Governing. May 21, 2019.
Sen, Maya. "Bias and Judging." Annual Review of Political Science 22 (May 2019): 241-259.
Dietrich, Bryce, Ryan Enos, and Maya Sen. "Emotional Arousal Predicts Voting on the U.S. Supreme Court." Political Analysis 27.2 (April 2019): 237-243.
de Jong, Jorrit, Stephen Goldsmith, and Fernando Monge. "The Art of Governing Through Questions." Governing. March 25, 2019.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "A Permanent Place for Data Analytics." Governing. March 19, 2019.
Bonica, Adam, Adam Chilton, Jacob Goldin, Kyle Rozema, and Maya Sen. "Legal Rasputins? Law Clerk Influence on Voting at the US Supreme Court." The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization 35.1 (March 2019): 1-36.
Dobbie, Will and Crystal Yang. "Proposals for Improving the U.S. Pre-Trial System." Hamilton Project. March 2019.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Should Bold Ideas Drown Out Old Ideas?" Project Syndicate, February 25, 2019.
Eaves, David. "Privacy of Digital Government Services." Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, Parliament of Canada, February 7, 2019.
Eaves, David. "Lessons from Estonia on Digital Government." Policy Options. February 7, 2019.
Eaves, David, Ben McGuire, and Audrey Carson. "Open Data in North America, Australia and New Zealand." The State of Open Data. Ed. Tim, Davies, and, Stephen, Walker,. International Research and Development Council, 2019.
Greenberg, David, Moshik Temkin, and Mason B. Williams, eds. Alan Brinkley: A Life in History. Columbia University Press, 2019.
Norris, Pippa, Sarah Cameron, and Thomas Wynter. Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy. Oxford University Press, 2018.
Ang, Desmond. "Do 40-Year-Old Facts Still Matter? Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight under the Voting Rights Act." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-033, October 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Iraq’s Two New Leaders Offer a Glimmer of Hope." Bloomberg Opinion, October 3, 2018.
Eaves, David, Ben McGuire, Kathy Pham, Richard Pope, Emily Middleton, Matthew Spector, and Tom Loosemore. "2018 State of Digital Transformation." digital HKS, October 2018.
Kellerman, Barbara. Professionalizing Leadership. Oxford University Press, 2018.
Mayne, Quinton. "Cities on a Hill?" Boston Review. February 13, 2018.
Dobbie, Will. "The Effects of Pre-Trial Detention on Conviction, Future Crime, and Employment: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges." American Economic Review 108.2 (February 2018): 201-240.
Foarta, Dana, Jessica Leight, Rohini Pande, and Laura Ralston. "Value for Money? Community Targeting in Vote-Buying and Politician Accountability." CEPR Discussion Papers, January 2018.
Bonica, Adam, and Maya Sen. "The Politics of Selecting the Bench from the Bar: The Legal Profession and Partisan Incentives to Introduce Ideology into Judicial Selection." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-048, December 2017.
Putnam, Robert D. "America Needs Big Ideas to Heal Our Divides. Here Are Three." PBS Newshour, October 19, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "How the U.S. Can Quell the Kurdish Crisis." Bloomberg View, October 4, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "The Right Way to Do Regime Change in Venezuela." Bloomberg View, September 28, 2017.
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Eric Bosco. "Smarter Laws, Better Bureaucrats." UMKC Law Review 85.4 (Summer 2017): 931.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Bill for America's Longest War Is Still Unpaid." Fiscal Times, May 27, 2017.
Parker, Richard. "The Natural Rights We Must Protect." Challenge 60.3 (May 2017): 279-286.
Norris, Pippa. Why American Elections are Flawed (and how to Fix them), 1. Cornell University Press, 2017.
Goldsmith, Stephen and Jill Jamieson. "Tapping Private Financing and Delivery to Modernize America’s Federal Water Resources." U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources, January 2017.
Norris, Pippa. "Why American Elections Are Flawed (and How to Fix Them)." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-038, September 2016.
Carey, John M., Tarek Masoud, and Andrew Reynolds. "Institutions as Causes and Effects: North African Electoral Systems During the Arab Spring." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-042, August 2015.
Norris, Pippa, and Holly Ann Garnett. "Voter Suppression or Voter Fraud in the 2014 US Elections?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-040, July 2015.
Masoud, Tarek, Jason Brownlee, and Andrew Reynolds. The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform. Oxford University Press, 2015.
Masoud, Tarek. "Has The Door Closed on Arab Democracy?" Journal of Democracy 26.1 (January 2015): 74-87.
Acharya, Avidit, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen. "The Political Legacy of American Slavery." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-057, December 2014.