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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

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.
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.
Juma, Calestous. "Exponential Innovation and Human Rights: Implications for Science and Technology Diplomacy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-011, February 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.
Saich, Anthony. "What Does General Secretary Xi Jinping Dream About?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-038, August 2017.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Currency-Plus-Commodity Basket: A Proposal for Exchange Rates in Oil-Exporting Countries to Accommodate Trade Shocks Automatically." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-034, August 2017.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "How to Cope with Volatile Commodity Export Prices: Four Proposals." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-033, August 2017.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Systematic Managed Floating." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-025, June 2017.
Hanna, Rema, Gabriel Kreindler, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Citywide Effects of High-Occupancy Vehicle Restrictions: Evidence from the Elimination of “3-in-1” in Jakarta." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-008, December 2016.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Globalization and Chinese Growth: Ends of Trends?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-029, July 2016.
Collins, Ross D., Noelle E. Selin, Olivier L. de Weck, and William C. Clark. "Using Inclusive Wealth for Policy Evaluation: Application to Electricity Infrastructure Planning in Oil-Exporting Countries." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-010, March 2016.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rema Hanna, Jordan C. Kyle, Benjamin A. Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto. "Contracting Out the Last-Mile of Service Delivery: Subsidized Food Distribution in Indonesia." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-001, 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.
Carey, John M., Tarek Masoud, and Andrew Reynolds. "Institutions as Causes and Effects: North African Electoral Systems During the Arab Spring." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-042, August 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rema Hanna, Jordan C. Kyle, Benjamin A. Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto. "The Power of Transparency: Information, Identification Cards, and Food Subsidy Programs in Indonesia." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-010, March 2015.
Norris, Pippa, Ferran Martínez i Coma, and Max Grömping. "The Year in Elections, 2014." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-008, February 2015.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "Report Cards: The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Educational Markets." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-052, October 2014.
Allison, Graham, and Oren Setter. "Blocking All Paths to an Iranian Bomb: How the West Can Avoid a Nuclear Maginot Line." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-036, July 2014.
Howell, Sabrina, Henry Lee, and Adam Heal. "Leapfrogging or Stalling Out? Electric Vehicles in China." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-035, May 2014.
Duan, Peijun, and Anthony Saich. "Reforming China's Monopolies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-023, May 2014.
Risse, Mathias. "From Third World to First - What's Next? Singapore’s Obligations to the Rest of the World From a Human Rights Perspective." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-007, February 2014.
Diwan, Ishac, Olivier Gaddah, and Rosie Osire. "Looking like an Industry: Supporting Commercial Agriculture in Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-002, February 2014.
Larson, Greg, Peter Biar Ajak, and Lant Pritchett. "South Sudan’s Capability Trap: Building a State with Disruptive Innovation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-041, October 2013.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Association of Southeast Asian Nations, People's Republic of China, and India Growth and the Rest of the World: The Role of Trade." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-013, May 2013.
Masoud, Tarek. "Arabs Want Redistribution, So Why Don’t They Vote Left? Theory and Evidence from Egypt." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-007, April 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Financial Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan: How Wartime Spending Decisions Will Constrain Future National Security Budgets." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-006, March 2013.
Saich, Anthony. "China, the USA, and Asia’s Future." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-052, 2012.
Saich, Anthony. "Developing Social Citizenship? A Case Study of Education and Health Services in Yantian Village, Guangdong." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-053, 2012.
Fang, Hai, Karen N. Eggleston, John A. Rizzo, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Jobs and Kids: Female Employment and Fertility in China." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-054, November 2012.
Saich, Anthony. "The Quality of Governance in China: The Citizen’s View." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-051, 2012.
Hanna, Rema, Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Network Structure and the Aggregation of Information: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series and CID Working Papers (RWP12-043 and 246), October 2012.
Applbaum, Arthur Isak. "All Foundings Are Forced." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-042, September 2012.
Juma, Calestous. "Building New Agricultural Universities in Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-026, June 2012.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rema Hanna, and Sendhil Mullainathan. "Corruption." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-023, May 2012.
Hanna, Rema, Esther Duflo, and Michael Greenstone. "Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-015, May 2012.
Juma, Calestous. "Technological Abundance for Global Agriculture: The Role of Biotechnology." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-008, March 2012.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Iraqi Politics and Implications for Oil and Energy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-031, August 2011.
Campante, Filipe R. and Davin Chor. "'The People Want the Fall of the Regime': Schooling, Political Protest, and the Economy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-018, March 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.
Peterson, Stephen. "Rethinking the Millennium Development Goals for Africa." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-046, November 2010.
Bohnet, Iris, Benedikt Herrmann, Mohamad Al-Ississ, Andrea Robbett, Khalid Al-Yahia, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Elasticity of Trust: How to Promote Trust in the Arab Middle East and the United States." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-031, June 2010.