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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

Ang, Desmond. "The Effects of Police Violence on Inner-City Students." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-016, June 2020.
King, David C., Benjamin Schneer, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Why Party Leaders Tend to Be Extremists." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-015, June 2020.
Arnold, David, Will S. Dobbie, and Peter Hull. "Measuring Racial Discrimination in Bail Decisions." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-014, May 2020.
Olson, Stevie, Phil Berkaw, Lucien Charland, Elizabeth Patton, and Linda J. Bilmes. "The $64 Billion Massachusetts Vehicle Economy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-038, December 2019.
Dobbie, Will, and Jae Song. "Targeted Debt Relief and the Origins of Financial Distress: Experimental Evidence from Distressed Credit Card Borrowers." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-030, 2019.
Dobbie, Will, Andres Liberman, Daniel Paravisini, and Vikram Pathania. "Measuring Bias in Consumer Lending." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-029, 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.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto. "The (Lack of) Distortionary Effects of Proxy-Means Tests: Results from a Nationwide Experiment in Indonesia." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-041, December 2018.
Schatzki, Todd, and Robert N. Stavins. "GHG Cap-and-Trade: Implications for Effective and Efficient Climate Policy in Oregon." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-038, November 2018.
Carlana, Michela and Marco Tabellini. "Happily Ever After: Immigration, Natives’ Marriage, and Fertility." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-035, July 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.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Selcuk Ozyurt, and Niharika Singh. "Upping the Ante: The Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-019, July 2018.
Juma, Calestous. "Exponential Innovation and Human Rights: Implications for Science and Technology Diplomacy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-011, February 2018.
Fletcher, Erin K., Rohini Pande, and Charity Troyer Moore. "Women and Work in India: Descriptive Evidence and a Review of Potential Policies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-004, December 2017.
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.
White, Laura, Jean-Louis Rochet, Pete Mathias, Kate O’Gorman, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Connecting the Northeast: A Cost Estimate for the North South Rail Link." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-032, August 2017.
Borjas, George. "Still More on Mariel: The Role of Race." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-029, June 2017.
Andrews, Matt, Duminda Ariyasinghe, Thamari Batuwanthudawa, Shivanthika Darmasiri, Nilupul de Silva, Peter Harrington, Prasanna Jayasinghe, et al. "Learning to Target for Economic Diversification: PDIA in Sri Lanka." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-020, January 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.
Aldy, Joseph. "Designing and Updating a US Carbon Tax in an Uncertain World." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-001, January 2017.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rukmini Banerji, James Berry, Esther Duflo, Harini Kannan, Shobhini Mukerji, Marc Shotland, and Michael Walton. "From Proof of Concept to Scalable Policies: Challenges and Solutions, with an Application." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-057, September 2016.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Esther Duflo, Clement Imbert, Santhosh Mathew, Rohini Pande. "E-Governance, Accountability, and Leakage in Public Programs: Experimental Evidence from a Financial Management Reform in India." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-056, October 7, 2016.
Norris, Pippa. "Why American Elections Are Flawed (and How to Fix Them)." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-038, September 2016.
Goodman, Joshua, Melkers, Julia, and Pallais, Amanda. "Can Online Delivery Increase Access to Education?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-035, September 2016.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rukmini Banerji, James Berry, Esther Duflo, Harini Kannan, Shobhini Mukerji, Marc Shotland, and Michael Walton. "Mainstreaming an Effective Intervention: Evidence from Randomized Evaluations of “Teaching at the Right Level” in India." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-043, August 2016.
Bonica, Adam, Adam Chilton, Jacob Goldin, Kyle Rozema, and Maya Sen. "Measuring Judicial Ideology Using Law Clerk Hiring." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-031, July 2016.
Haefele, Michelle, John Loomis, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Total Economic Valuation of the National Park Service Lands and Programs: Results of a Survey of the American Public." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-024, June 2016.
Shoag, Daniel, and Nicholas Carollo. "The Causal Effect of Place: Evidence from Japanese-American Internment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-022, 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.
Viscusi, W. Kip, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Recollection Bias and Its Underpinnings: Lessons from Terrorism-Risk Assessments." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-003, January 2016.
Schmalensee, Richard, and Robert N. Stavins. "Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Experience with Cap-and-Trade." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-069, November 2015.
Chandra, Amitabh, Amy Finkelstein, Adam Sacarny, and Chad Syverson. "Healthcare Exceptionalism? Performance and Allocation in the U.S. Healthcare Sector." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-058, October 2015.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Plaza Accord, 30 Years Later." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-056, September 2015.
Barnhardt, Sharon, Erica Field, and Rohini Pande. "Moving to Opportunity or Isolation? Network Effects of a Randomized Housing Lottery in Urban India." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-043, August 2015.
Dougherty, Shaun, Joshua Goodman, Darryl Hill, Erica Litke, and Lindsay C. Page. "Early Math Coursework and College Readiness: Evidence from Targeted Middle School Math Acceleration." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-044, 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.
Campante, Filipe R., and David Yanagizawa-Drott. "The Intergenerational Transmission of War." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-039, July 2015.
Temkin, Moshik. "The Great Divergence: The Death Penalty in the United States and the Failure of Abolition in Transatlantic Perspective." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-037, July 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.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Recent Declines in Labor’s Share in US Income: A Neoclassical Account." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-034, July 2015.
Unkovic, Cait, Maya Sen, and Kevin M. Quinn. "Does Encouragement Matter in Improving Gender Imbalances in Technical Fields? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-032, June 2015.
Pritchett, Lant, and Yamini Aiyar. "Value Subtraction in Public Sector Production: Accounting Versus Economic Cost of Primary Schooling in India." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-027, June 2015.
Callen, Michael, Saad Gulzar, Ali Hasanain, Yasir Khan, and Arman Rezaee. "Personalities and Public Sector Performance: Evidence from a Health Experiment in Pakistan." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-023, May 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.
Smith, Jonathan, Michael Hurwitz, and Christopher Avery. "Giving College Credit Where It Is Due: Advanced Placement Exam Scores and College Outcomes." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-021, May 2015.
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." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-020, April 2015.
Gehlbach, Hunter, Maureen E. Brinkworth, Aaron M. King, Laura M. Hsu, Joe McIntyre, and Todd Rogers. "Creating Birds of Similar Feathers: Leveraging Similarity to Improve Teacher-Student Relationships and Academic Achievement." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-017, April 2015.
Field, Erica, Seema Jayachandran, Rohini Pande, and Natalia Rigol. "Friendship at Work: Can Peer Effects Catalyze Female Entrepreneurship?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-019, April 2015.
Jayachandran, Seema, and Rohini Pande. "Why Are Indian Children So Short?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-016, April 2015.
Modestino, Alicia Sasser, Daniel Shoag, and Joshua Ballance. "Upskilling: Do Employers Demand Greater Skill When Workers Are Plentiful?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-013, March 2015.