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

Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (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.
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.
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.
Bunn, Matthew. "In Gorky Park, With Nuclear Worries." The Hill. August 13, 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.
Mukharji, Aroop, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Back Channel Negotiations and Dangerous Waiting." Negotiation Journal (July 2018): 297-307.
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.
Bunn, Matthew and Potter, William C. "Introduction: The Problem of Black-Market Nuclear Technology Networks." Preventing Black-Market Trade in Nuclear Technology. Ed. Bunn, Matthew, Malin, Martin B., Potter, William C. and Spector, Leonard S.. Cambridge University Press, 2018, 1-22.
Bunn, Matthew. "Countering Nuclear Black Markets by Strengthening Nonproliferation Culture." Preventing Black-Market Trade in Nuclear Technology. Ed. Bunn, Matthew, Malin, Martin B., Potter, William C., and Spector, Leonard S.. Cambridge University Press, 2018, 249-270.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump Has Options If Oil Market Panics About Iran." Bloomberg Opinion, May 10, 2018.
Bunn, Matthew and Kovchegin, Dmitri. "Nuclear Security in Russia: Can Progress be Sustained?" Nonproliferation Review 24.5-6 (Spring 2018): 527-551.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Collapse of Russia-Saudi Oil Deal Could Push Prices Down." Bloomberg Opinion, April 20, 2018.
Roth, Nickolas, Bunn, Matthew, and Tobey, William H. "Rhetoric Aside, the U.S. Commitment to Preventing Nuclear Terrorism is Waning." The Hill. 4/19/2018.
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.
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.
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).
Bunn, Matthew, and Nickolas Roth. "The Effects of a Single Terrorist Nuclear Bomb." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. September 28, 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.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump Can't Solve North Korea by Just Making a Deal." Bloomberg View, September 5, 2017.
Cohen, Dara. "The Ties that Bind: How Armed Groups Use Violence to Create Social Cohesion." Journal of Peace Research 54.5 (September 2017): 701-714.
Jayachandran, Seema, and Rohini Pande. "Why Are Indian Children so Short? The Role of Birth Order and Son Preference." American Economic Review 107.9 (September 2017): 2600-2629.
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.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "The One Big Problem With New Russia Sanctions." Bloomberg View, August 10, 2017.
Efevbera, Yvette, Jacqueline Bhabha, Paul E. Farmer, and Günther Fink. "Girl Child Marriage as a Risk Factor for Early Childhood Development and Stunting." Social Science & Medicine 185 (July 2017): 91-101.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "In Saudi Shakeup, Economics Tops Counterterrorism." Bloomberg View, June 21, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Qatar Crisis Shows Risk of Trump's Saudi Reset." Bloomberg View, June 9, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "How Trump Is Surrendering America's Soft Power." Bloomberg View, June 2, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "OPEC's Job Just Got a Lot Tougher." Bloomberg View, May 25, 2017.