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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

Bilmes, Linda J. "The Fiscal Opacity Cycle: How America Hid the Costs of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan." Toward A Just Society: Joseph Stiglitz and Twenty-First Century Economics. Ed. Martin Guzman. Columbia University Press, 2018, 457-478.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Bill for America's Longest War Is Still Unpaid." Fiscal Times, May 27, 2017.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Trump's Proposed Defense Splurge Flunks Basic Math." Boston Globe, March 2, 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.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Globalization and Chinese Growth: Ends of Trends?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-029, July 2016.
Khan, Adnan Q., Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Benjamin Olken. "Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Performance Pay for Tax Collectors." Quarterly Journal of Economics 131.1 (February 2016).
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "China's Slowdown and the Chinese Stock Market." VoxEU, January 27, 2016.
Reinhart, Carmen M., and Christoph Trebesch. "The Pitfalls of External Dependence: Greece, 1829-2015." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-065, October 2015.
Andrews, Matthew. "Has Sweden Injected Realism into Public Financial Management Reforms in Partner Countries?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-063, October 2015.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Misinterpreting Chinese Intervention in Financial Markets." China-US Focus, September 10, 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.
Blumenstock, Joshua, Michael Callen, Tarek Ghani, and Lucas Koepke. "Promises and Pitfalls of Mobile Money in Afghanistan: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial." International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, Association for Computing Machinery, April 2015.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Euro Crisis: Where to From Here?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-015, March 2015.
Callen, Michael, Suresh De Mel, Craig McIntosh, and Christopher Woodruff. "What Are the Headwaters of Formal Savings? Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-011, March 2015.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Chinese Currency Manipulation Not a Problem." East Asia Forum, March 9, 2015.
Reinhart, Carmen and Christoph Trebesch. "Sovereign-Debt Relief And Its Aftermath: The 1930s, The 1990s, The Future?" Vox, October 21, 2014.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Nominal GDP Targeting for Middle-Income Countries." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-033, July 2014.
Reinhart, Carmen and Takeshi Tashiro. "Investment In The Wake of Crises: Asia 15 Years Later." Vox, December 17, 2013.
Perkins, Dwight H. East Asian Development: Foundations and Strategies. Harvard University Press, 2013.
Dell’Erba, Salvatore, Ricardo Hausmann, and Ugo Panizza. "Debt Levels, Debt Composition, and Sovereign Spreads in Emerging and Advanced Economies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-028, September 2013.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Future of the Currency Union." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-015, May 2013.
Summers, Lawrence H. "Europe's Hair-Trigger Economy." Reuters, March 18, 2013.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "History Will Judge Bush on Iraq." China Daily, March 13, 2013.
Frankel, Jeffrey A., and Jesse Schreger. "Over-optimistic Official Forecasts and Fiscal Rules in the Eurozone." Review of World Economics 149.2 (2013): 247-272.
Chetty, Raj, John N. Friedman, Soren Leth-Peterson, Torben Heien Nielsen, and Tore Olsen. "Active vs. Passive Decisions and Crowd-out in Retirement Savings Accounts: Evidence from Denmark." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-002, January 2013.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Will Europe’s Fiscal Compact Work?" Project Syndicate, January 18, 2013.
Porter, Roger B. "Japan's Economic Prospects." M-RCBG Faculty Working Paper 2012-15, November 2012.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Natural Resource Curse: A Survey of Diagnoses and Some Prescriptions." Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries. Ed. Rabah Arezki, Catherine A Pattillo, Marc Quintyn, and Min Zhu. International Monetary Fund, October 2012.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Internationalization of the RMB and Historical Precedents." Journal of Economic Integration 27.3 (September 2012): 329-365.
Summers, Lawrence H. "Why the UK Must Reverse its Economic Course." Reuters, September 17, 2012.
Frankel, Jeffrey A., and Jesse Schreger. "Over-Optimistic Official Forecasts in the Eurozone and Fiscal Rules." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-041, September 2012.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Rapid Growth and Changing Economic Structure: The Expenditure Side Story and its Implications for China." China Economic Review 3 (September 2012): 501-511.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Could Eurobonds Be the Answer to the Eurozone Crisis?" Voxeu.org, June 27, 2012.
Summers, Lawrence H. "Europe Must Be Persuaded to Make a Permanent Fix." Reuters, June 18, 2012.
Rodrik, Dani. "Analysis: Spectre of Second Eurozone Depression Too Close for Comfort." Scotsman.com, June 14, 2012.
Summers, Lawrence H. "Europe’s Growth Challenge." Washington Post, April 29, 2012.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Laws of Economics Catching Up With China." The Age, March 27, 2012.
Prasetyantoko, A and Jay K. Rosengard. "If the Banks are Doing so Well, Why Can't I Get a Loan? Regulatory Constraints to Financial Inclusion in Indonesia." Asian Economic Policy Review 6.2 (December 2011): 273-296.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Let European Technocrats Weave Their Magic." Sydney Morning Herald, November 29, 2011.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Rise of the Renminbi as International Currency: Historical Precedents." VoxEU, October 10, 2011.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Internationalization of the Renminbi: What Does History Tell us About the Precedents?" Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), October 5, 2011.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The ECB’s Three Mistakes in the Greek Crisis and How to Get Sovereign Debt Right in the Future." VoxEU, May 16, 2011.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz, Atif Mian, and Abid Qamar. "Bank Credit And Business Networks." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-017, March 2011.
Peterson, Stephen. "Reforming Public Financial Management in Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-048, December 2010.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Rapid Growth and Changing Economic Structure: The Expenditure Side Story and Its Implications for China." China Economic Review (October 2010).
Rodrik, Dani. "Strong Yuan: Good for Poor Nations?" Taipei Times, September 14, 2010.
Rodrik, Dani. "Is Chinese Mercantilism Good or Bad for Poor Countries?" Project Syndicate, August 9. 2010.
Rodrik, Dani. "Who Lost Europe." Korea Times, June 14, 2010.
Rodrik, Dani. "Greek Lessons for the World Economy." Guatemala Times, May 11, 2010.
Rodrik, Dani. "Making Room for China in the World Economy." American Economic Review 100.2 (May 2010): 89-93.