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

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.
Chenoweth, Erica, and Margherita Belgioioso. "The Physics of Dissent and the Effects of Movement Momentum." Nature Human Behavior (August 5, 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.
Turiel, Jesse, Edward Cunningham, and Anthony Saich. "To Serve the People: Income, Region and Citizen Attitudes towards Governance in China (2003–2016)." The China Quarterly (April 2019): 1-30.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Development Strategies Available to North Korea and Their Political Risks." North Korea: Peace? Nuclear War? Ed. William Overholt. Pacific Century Institute, 2019.
Rosenbach, Eric. "Eric Rosenbach on China: Challenges for U.S. Commerce." Testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, March 7, 2019.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Measuring China’s Economic Reform Progress." China Economic Review 53 (February 2019): 342-350.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump’s Iraq Visit Alone Won’t Undo Damage He Did Last Week." Bloomberg Opinion, December 26, 2018.
Downs, Erica, James Henderson, Mikkal E. Herberg, Shoichi Itoh, Meghan O'Sullivan, Morena Skalamera, and Can Soylu. "The Emerging Russia-Asia Energy Nexus." The National Bureau of Asian Research, December 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "One Fewer Reason to Be Nervous About the G-20 This Weekend." Bloomberg Opinion, November 29, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Even If OPEC Cuts, Oil Prices Could Still Fall in 2019." Bloomberg Opinion, November 29, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Some Context for Canadians Who Love or Hate the New Nafta." Bloomberg Opinion, October 30, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "US Is Forced to See It Is Far From ‘Energy Independent’." Bloomberg Opinion, October 19, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Iraq’s Two New Leaders Offer a Glimmer of Hope." Bloomberg Opinion, October 3, 2018.
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.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Ming Lu. "Human-Capital Externalities in China." National Bureau of Economic Research, August 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump Wouldn’t Owe Putin a ‘Thank You’ for Selling More Oil." Bloomberg Opinion, July 14, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Chinese Tariffs on US Energy Would Signal a New Attitude." Bloomberg Opinion, July 10, 2018.
Perkins, Dwight H. "The Complex Task of Evaluating China’s Economic Reforms." China's 40 Years of Reform and Development 1978-2018. Australian National University Press, 2018, 135-154.
So, Sokbunthoeun, Michael Woolcock, Leah April, Caroline Hughes, and Nicola Smithers, eds. Alternative Paths to Public Financial Management and Public Sector Reform: Experiences from East Asia. The World Bank, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Lessons for Trump After His Clumsy Dance With OPEC." Bloomberg Opinion, June 28, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "A History of the Energy We Have Consumed." New York Times, June 18, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump’s Trade War Has a Bright Side for Canada." Bloomberg Opinion, June 8, 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.
Karp, Jeffrey A., Alessandro Nai, and Pippa Norris. "Dial ‘F’ for Fraud: Explaining Citizens' Suspicions about Elections." Electoral Studies 53 (June 2018): 11-19.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump Has Options If Oil Market Panics About Iran." Bloomberg Opinion, May 10, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Collapse of Russia-Saudi Oil Deal Could Push Prices Down." Bloomberg Opinion, April 20, 2018.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Why China Won't Yield to Trump." Nikkei Asian Review, April 18, 2018.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rema Hanna, Jordan Kyle, Benjamin A. Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto. "Tangible Information and Citizen Empowerment: Identification Cards and Food Subsidy Programs in Indonesia." Journal of Political Economy 126.2 (April 2018): 451-491.
Chen, Martha. "The South African Informal Sector in International Comparative Perspective: Theories, Data and Policies." The South African Informal Sector: Creating Jobs, Reducing Poverty. Ed. Frederick Fourie. HSRC Press, 2018.
Juma, Calestous. "Exponential Innovation and Human Rights: Implications for Science and Technology Diplomacy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-011, February 2018.
Walt, Stephen. "Rising Powers and the Risks of War: A Realist View of Sino-American Relations." Will China's Rise Be Peaceful?: The Rise of a Great Power in Theory, History, Politics, and the Future. Ed. Asle Toje. Oxford University Press, 2018.
Stavins, Robert N., and Robert C. Stowe, eds. International Cooperation in East Asia to Address Climate Change. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, 2018.
Jelnov, Artyom, Yair Tauman, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Confronting an Enemy with Unknown Preferences: Deterrer or Provocateur?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-006, January 2018.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Is the Chinese Economy Headed for a Hard Landing." The China Questions: Critical Insight into a Rising Power. Ed. Jennifer Rudolph and Michael Sonyi. Harvard University Press, 2018.
Saich, Anthony. "How Do China’s New Rich Give Back?" The China Questions: Critical Insights into a Rising Power. Ed. Jennifer Rudolph and Michael Szonyi. Harvard University Press, 2018, 148-154.
Borjas, George, Kirk B. Doran, and Ying Shen. "Ethnic Complementarities After the Opening of China: How Chinese Graduate Students Affected the Productivity of Their Advisors." Journal of Human Resources 53 (Winter 2018): 1-31.
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.
Allison, Graham. "The Chairman of Everything." New Statesman 146.5395 (December 2017): 20-25.
Andrews, Matthew. "Overcoming the Limits of Institutional Reform in Uganda." Development Policy Review 36.S1 (November 2017): O159–O182.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "US Energy Diplomacy in an Age of Energy Abundance." Oxford Energy Forum 111 (November 2017): 8-11.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump's Iran Plan Does Too Much and Too Little." Bloomberg View, October 13, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "How the U.S. Can Quell the Kurdish Crisis." Bloomberg View, October 4, 2017.
Hassan, Mai, and Ryan Sheely. "Executive-Legislative Relations, Party Defections, and Lower-Level Administrative Unit Proliferation: Evidence from Kenya." Comparative Political Studies 50.12 (October 2017).
Bai, Jie, Seema Jayachandran, Edmund J. Malesky, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Firm Growth and Corruption: Empirical Evidence from Vietnam." The Economic Journal (Fall 2017).
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "The Right Way to Do Regime Change in Venezuela." Bloomberg View, September 28, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Where Big Oil Meets Big Green." American Interest, September 28, 2017.
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.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "U.S. Energy Boom Can Bring China Into the Global Order." Bloomberg View, September 15, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "How Trump Can Harness the US Energy Boom." New York Times, September 15, 2017.