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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

Hausmann, Ricardo, Douglas Barrios, Daniela Muhaj, Sehar Noor, Carolina Pan, Miguel Angel Santos, Jorge Tapia, and Bruno Zuccolo. "Emerging Cities as Independent Engines of Growth: The Case of Buenos Aires." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-036, November 2020.
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.
Hanna, Rema, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Universal Basic Incomes vs. Targeted Transfers: Anti-Poverty Programs in Developing Countries." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-024, August 2018.
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. "Exponential Innovation and Human Rights: Implications for Science and Technology Diplomacy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-011, February 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.
Juma, Calestous, Wesley L. Harris, and Peter B. Waswa. "Space Technology and Africa’s Development: The Strategic Role of Small Satellites." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-043, September 2017.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "How to Cope with Volatile Commodity Export Prices: Four Proposals." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-033, August 2017.
Nawrot, Katarzyna A., Calestous Juma, and James Donald. "African Megacities as Emerging Innovation Ecosystems." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-031, August 2017.
Coscia, Michele, Timothy Cheston, and Ricardo Hausmann. "Institutions vs. Social Interactions in Driving Economic Convergence: Evidence from Colombia." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-014, February 2017.
James K. Sebenius, R. Nicholas Burns, Robert H. Mnookin, L. Alexander Green. "Henry Kissinger: Negotiating Black Majority Rule in Southern Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-059, December 9, 2016.
Coscia, Michele, Ricardo Hausmann, and Frank Neffke. "Exploring the Uncharted Export: An Analysis of Tourism-Related Foreign Expenditure with International Spend Data." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-048, November 2016.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Juan Obach, and Miguel Angel Santos. "Special Economic Zones in Panama: A Critical Assessment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-044, October 2016.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Luis Espinoza, and Miguel Angel Santos. "Shifting Gears: A Growth Diagnostic of Panama." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-045, October 2016.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Jose Ramon Morales, and Miguel Angel Santos. "Economic Complexity in Panama: Assessing Opportunities for Productive Diversification." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-046, October 2016.
Nadel, Sara, and Lant Pritchett. "Searching for the Devil in the Details: Learning About Development Program Design." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-041, August 2016.
Patterson, Thomas E. "Pre-Primary News Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Race: Trump’s Rise, Sanders’ Emergence, Clinton’s Struggle." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-023, June 2016.
Rosengard, Jay K. "A Quantum Leap over High Hurdles to Financial Inclusion: The Mobile Banking Revolution in Kenya." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-032, June 2016.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Timothy Cheston, Miguel Ángel Santos, and Carlo Pietrobelli. "Towards a Prosperous and Productive Chiapas: Institutions, Policies, and Public-Private Dialog to Promote Inclusive Growth." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-047, March 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.
Levy, Dan, Ricardo Hausmann, Miguel Angel Santos, Luis Espinoza, and Miguel Flores. "Why is Chiapas Poor?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-049, July 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.
Bold, Tessa, Kayuki C. Kaizzi, Jakob Svensson, and David Yanagizawa-Drott. "Low Quality, Low Returns, Low Adoption: Evidence from the Market for Fertilizer and Hybrid Seed in Uganda." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-033, June 2015.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Jasmina Chauvin. "Moving to the Adjacent Possible: Discovering Paths for Export Diversification in Rwanda." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-022, 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.
Jayachandran, Seema, and Rohini Pande. "Why Are Indian Children So Short?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-016, April 2015.
Norris, Pippa, Ferran Martínez i Coma, and Max Grömping. "The Year in Elections, 2014." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-008, February 2015.
Andrews, Matthew. "Why Distributed End Users Often Limit Public Financial Management Reform Success." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-026, May 2014.
Andrews, Matthew. "Can One Retell a Mozambican Reform Story Through Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-018, April 2014.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Brad Cunningham, John Matovu, Rosie Osire, and Kelly Wyett. "How Should Uganda Grow?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-004, February 2014.
Diwan, Ishac, Olivier Gaddah, and Rosie Osire. "Looking like an Industry: Supporting Commercial Agriculture in Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-002, February 2014.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Cesar A. Hidalgo, Daniel P. Stock, and Muhammed A. Yildirim. "Implied Comparative Advantage." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-003, February 2014, Revised January 2019.
Sheely, Ryan. "Maintaining Local Public Goods: Evidence from Rural Kenya." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-051, December 2013.
Larson, Greg, Peter Biar Ajak, and Lant Pritchett. "South Sudan’s Capability Trap: Building a State with Disruptive Innovation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-041, October 2013.
Masoud, Tarek. "Arabs Want Redistribution, So Why Don’t They Vote Left? Theory and Evidence from Egypt." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-007, April 2013.
Arceo, Eva, Rema Hanna, and Paulina Oliva. "Does the Effect of Pollution on Infant Mortality Differ Between Developing and Developed Countries? Evidence from Mexico City." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-050, November 2012.
Applbaum, Arthur Isak. "All Foundings Are Forced." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-042, September 2012.
Juma, Calestous. "Building New Agricultural Universities in Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-026, June 2012.
Juma, Calestous. "Technological Abundance for Global Agriculture: The Role of Biotechnology." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-008, March 2012.
Devarajan, Shantayanan, Stuti Khemani, and Michael Walton. "Civil Society, Public Action and Accountability in Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-036, September 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.
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.
Edwards, Lawrence, and Robert Z. Lawrence. "AGOA Rules: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Special Fabric Provisions." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series and NBER Working Papers (RWP11-002 and 16623), January 2011
Peterson, Stephen. "Reforming Public Financial Management in Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-048, December 2010.
Peterson, Stephen. "Rethinking the Millennium Development Goals for Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-046, November 2010.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Mauritius: African Success Story." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-036, September 2010.
Stone, Christopher. "A New Era for Justice Sector Reform in Haiti." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-033, July 2010.
Hallward-Driemeier, Mary, Gita Khun-Jush, and Lant Pritchett. "Deals Versus Rules: Policy Implementation Uncertainty and Why Firms Hate It." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-027, June 2010.