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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

Danielle F. Jung and Dara Kay Cohen. Lynching and Local Justice: Legitimacy and Accountability in Weak States. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, and Christopher Warshaw. "Accountability for the Economy at All Levels of Government in United States Elections." American Political Science Review 114.3 (August 2020): 660-676.
Ang, Desmond. "The Effects of Police Violence on Inner-City Students." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-016, June 2020.
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, and Christopher Warshaw. "Politics in Forgotten Governments: The Partisan Composition of County Legislatures and County Fiscal Policies." Journal of Politics 82.2 (April 2020): 460-475.
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.
Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, and Michael Hankinson. "Concentrated Burdens: How Self-Interest and Partisanship Shape Opinion on Opioid Treatment Policy." American Political Science Review 113.4 (November 2019): 1078-1084.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "The Problem with One-Stop Government." Governing. August 19, 2019.
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Wyatt Cmar. "Maps That Can Guide a Changing City." Governing. July 16, 2019.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Participatory Budgeting: A Powerful Civic Education Tool." Governing. June 18, 2019.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Government Employment for Those Who Need a Leg Up." Governing. May 21, 2019.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Bringing Market Forces to the Transportation Equation." Governing. April 16, 2019.
de Jong, Jorrit, Stephen Goldsmith, and Fernando Monge. "The Art of Governing Through Questions." Governing. March 25, 2019.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "A Permanent Place for Data Analytics." Governing. March 19, 2019.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Development Incentives That Make Sense." Governing. February 26, 2019.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Data and the Human Side of Criminal Justice." Governing. February 20, 2019.
Goldsmith, Stephen and Wyatt Cmar. "The Bus System of the Future." Governing. January 23, 2019.
Mayne, Quinton. "Cities on a Hill?" Boston Review. February 13, 2018.
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin. "Off-Cycle and Out of Office: Election Timing and the Incumbency Advantage." The Journal of Politics 80.1 (January 2018): 119-132.
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.
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Eric Bosco. "Smarter Laws, Better Bureaucrats." UMKC Law Review 85.4 (Summer 2017): 931.
Finighan, Reuben, and Robert D. Putnam. "A Country Divided: The Growing Opportunity Gap in America." Economic Mobility: Research & Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities & The Economy (2017): 139-174.
Putnam, Robert D. "How Bowling Alone Leads to Aging Alone: Social Capital in the Later Years of Life." Statement Before the Joint Economic Committee of US House and Senate Hearing, May 17, 2017.
Chauvin, Juan Pablo, Edward Glaeser, Yueran Ma, and Kristina Tobio. "What Is Different About Urbanization in Rich and Poor Countries? Cities in Brazil, China, India and the United States." Journal of Urban Economics 98 (March 2017): 17-49.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Restoring Trust in the Responsive City." University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs 1.1 (July 2016).
Ferguson, Ronald. "Aiming Higher Together: Strategizing Better Educational Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color." Urban Institute Research Report, May 2016.
Glaeser, Edward L. "They Can Take It If They Want It." Review of The Grasping Hand, by Ilya Somin. Wall Street Journal, July 2015.
Glaeser, Edward, and Cass R. Sunstein. "Regulatory Review for the States." National Affairs 20 (Summer 2014): 37-54.
Parker, Richard. "After Boston: The Banality of Shock and Sentiment." The Nation. April 22, 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Big-Project Binge Fueled Motor City’s Meltdown." Bloomberg, March 20, 2013.
Wilson, William Julius. "Poverty, Politics, and a 'Circle of Promise': Holistic Education Policy in Boston and the Challenge of Institutional Entrenchment." Journal of Urban Affairs (published online, January 3, 2013).
Glaeser, Edward L. "Tolls — The Solution to Mass. Commuting Woes." Boston Globe, October 4, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Urban Planning in Greater Boston Needs to Aim Higher." Boston Globe, September 6, 2012.
Ganong, Peter, and Daniel Shoag. "Why Has Regional Convergence in the U.S. Stopped?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-028, June 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Young Workers Can’t Afford Homes in the State." Boston Globe, June 14, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "The Economist Who Changed the Way We Think About Housing." Bloomberg News, May 15, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "A Yelp to Let Us Compare Cities, Towns." Boston Globe, April 6, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "MBTA Shouldn’t Be on Board with The Ride." Boston Globe, March 9, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Kevin White’s Best Legacy." Boston Globe, December 5, 2011.
Altshuler, Alan. Review of Grotton Revisited…Planning in Crisis?, by Steve Ankers, David Kaiserman, Chris Shepley. Journal of the American Planning Association, 77.4, October 18, 2011: 394.
Glaeser, Edward L. "To Avoid Scandals, Auction off Casino Licenses." Boston.com, October 7, 2011.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Make Drivers Pay for Driving." Boston Globe, September 23, 2011.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Americans Met Attacks by Drawing on Strengths." Bloomberg News, September 6, 2011.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Cities, Productivity, and Quality of Life." Science 333.6042 (July 2011): 592-594.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Housing Policy in the Wake of the Crash." Daedalus 139.4 (Fall 2010): 95-106.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto. "Did the Death of Distance Hurt Detroit and Help New York?" Agglomeration Economics. Ed. Edward L. Glaeser. University of Chicago Press, 2010, 303 - 337.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Joshua D Gottlieb. "The Wealth of Cities: Agglomeration Economies and Spatial Equilibrium in the United States." Journal of Economic Literature 47.4 (December 2009): 983-1028.
Campante, Filipe R., and Edward L. Glaeser. "Yet Another Tale of Two Cities: Buenos Aires and Chicago." NBER Working Papers 15104, June 2009.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Bryce A. Ward. "The Causes and Consequences of Land Use Regulation: Evidence from Greater Boston." Journal of Urban Economics 65.3 (May 2009): 265-278.