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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. "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.
Andrews, Matthew, Tim McNaught, and Salimah Samji. "Opening Adaptation Windows onto Public Financial Management Reform Gaps in Mozambique." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-017, May 2018.
Juma, Calestous, and Francis Mangeni. "African Regional Economic Integration: The Emergence, Evolution, and Impact of Institutional Innovation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-003, January 2018.
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.
Adnan Q. Khan, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Transfers." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-006, November 2016.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Globalization and Chinese Growth: Ends of Trends?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-029, July 2016.
Khan, Adnan Q., Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Benjamin Olken. "Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Performance Pay for Tax Collectors." Quarterly Journal of Economics 131.1 (February 2016).
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "China's Slowdown and the Chinese Stock Market." VoxEU, January 27, 2016.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Misinterpreting Chinese Intervention in Financial Markets." China-US Focus, September 10, 2015.
Reinhart, Carmen. "The Antecedents and Aftermath of Financial Crises as Told by Carlos F. Díaz Alejandro." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-035, July 2015.
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, Joshua Hurwitz, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian. "Liquidity in Retirement Savings Systems: An International Comparison." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-024, May 2015.
Reinhart, Carmen, and Miguel Angel Santos. "From Financial Repression to External Distress: The Case of Venezuela." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-018, April 2015.
Blumenstock, Joshua, Michael Callen, Tarek Ghani, and Lucas Koepke. "Promises and Pitfalls of Mobile Money in Afghanistan: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial." International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, Association for Computing Machinery, April 2015.
Callen, Michael, Suresh De Mel, Craig McIntosh, and Christopher Woodruff. "What Are the Headwaters of Formal Savings? Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-011, March 2015.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Chinese Currency Manipulation Not a Problem." East Asia Forum, March 9, 2015.
Reinhart, Carmen, and Kenneth Rogoff. "Venezuela's Economic Underperformance." Project Syndicate, October 13, 2014.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Nominal GDP Targeting for Middle-Income Countries." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-033, July 2014.
Reinhart, Carmen and Takeshi Tashiro. "Investment In The Wake of Crises: Asia 15 Years Later." Vox, December 17, 2013.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "A Solution to Fiscal Procyclicality: The Structural Budget Institutions Pioneered by Chile." Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Performance: Volume 17. Ed. Luis Felipe Céspedes and Jordi Galí. Banco Central de Chile, 2013.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "A Lesson From the South for Fiscal Policy in the US and Other Advanced Countries." Learning from the World: New Ideas to Redevelop America. Ed. Joe Colombano and Aniket Shah. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 26-50.
Perkins, Dwight H. East Asian Development: Foundations and Strategies. Harvard University Press, 2013.
Hausmann, Ricardo and Francisco R. Rodríguez, eds. Venezuela Before Chávez: Anatomy of an Economic Collapse. Penn State University Press, 2013.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "History Will Judge Bush on Iraq." China Daily, March 13, 2013.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Cuban Time Travel." Project Syndicate, November 22, 2012.
Porter, Roger B. "Japan's Economic Prospects." M-RCBG Faculty Working Paper 2012-15, November 2012.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Natural Resource Curse: A Survey of Diagnoses and Some Prescriptions." Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries. Ed. Rabah Arezki, Catherine A Pattillo, Marc Quintyn, and Min Zhu. International Monetary Fund, October 2012.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Internationalization of the RMB and Historical Precedents." Journal of Economic Integration 27.3 (September 2012): 329-365.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Rapid Growth and Changing Economic Structure: The Expenditure Side Story and its Implications for China." China Economic Review 3 (September 2012): 501-511.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Laws of Economics Catching Up With China." The Age, March 27, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "In Economists’ Paradise, Lessons for US." Boston Globe, December 19, 2011.
Prasetyantoko, A and Jay K. Rosengard. "If the Banks are Doing so Well, Why Can't I Get a Loan? Regulatory Constraints to Financial Inclusion in Indonesia." Asian Economic Policy Review 6.2 (December 2011): 273-296.
Carpintero, Samuel, and Jose A. Gomez-Ibañez. "Mexico's Private Toll Road Program Reconsidered." Transport Policy 18.6 (November 2011): 848-855.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Curse: Why Natural Resources Are Not Always a Good Thing." The Milken Institute Review. October 2011, 28-39.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Rise of the Renminbi as International Currency: Historical Precedents." VoxEU, October 10, 2011.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Internationalization of the Renminbi: What Does History Tell us About the Precedents?" Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), October 5, 2011.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "A Lesson from the South for Fiscal Policy in the US and Other Advanced Countries." Comparative Economic Studies 53.3 (September 2011): 407-430.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "A Comparison of Product Price Targeting and Other Monetary Anchor Options for Commodity Exporters in Latin America." Economia 12.1 (Fall 2011).
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "A Comparison of Product Price Targeting and Other Monetary Anchor Options, for Commodity Exporters in Latin America." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-027, July 2011.
Peterson, Stephen. "Why it Worked: Critical Success Factors of a Financial Reform Project in Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-019, March 2011.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz, Atif Mian, and Abid Qamar. "Bank Credit And Business Networks." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-017, March 2011.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "A Lesson From the South for Fiscal Policy in the US and Other Advanced Countries." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-014, February 2011.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "A Solution to Overoptimistic Forecasts and Fiscal Procyclicality: The Structural Budget Institutions Pioneered by Chile." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-012, February 2011.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Over-optimism in Forecasts by Official Budget Agencies and its Implications." Oxford Review of Economic Policy 27.4 (Winter 2011): 536-562.
Peterson, Stephen. "Reforming Public Financial Management in Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-048, December 2010.
Levy, Dan, and Jim Ohls. "Evaluation of Jamaica's PATH Conditional Cash Transfer Programme." Journal of Development Effectiveness 2.4 (December 2010): 421-441.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Rapid Growth and Changing Economic Structure: The Expenditure Side Story and Its Implications for China." China Economic Review (October 2010).
Rodrik, Dani. "Strong Yuan: Good for Poor Nations?" Taipei Times, September 14, 2010.
Rodrik, Dani. "Is Chinese Mercantilism Good or Bad for Poor Countries?" Project Syndicate, August 9. 2010.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Mauritius: African Success Story." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-036, September 2010.