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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

Saich, Anthony. Finding Allies and Making Revolution: The Early Years of the Chinese Communist Party. Brill, 2020.
Hanson, Gordon. "The impacts of the U.S.-China trade war." Business Economics 55 (February 2020): 69–72.
Bai, Jie, Panle Barwick, Shengmao Cao, and Shanjun Li. "Quid Pro Quo, Knowledge Spillover and Industrial Quality Upgrading." December 2019.
Turiel, Jesse, Edward Cunningham, and Anthony Saich. "To Serve the People: Income, Region and Citizen Attitudes towards Governance in China (2003–2016)." China Quarterly 240 (December 2019): 906-935.
Bai, Jie, and Jiahua Liu. "The Impact of Intranational Trade Barriers on Exports: Evidence from a Nationwide VAT Rebate Reform in China." December 2019.
Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
Lawrence, Robert Z. "China, Like the US, Faces Challenges in Achieving Inclusive Growth Through Manufacturing." China & World Economy (August 2019).
Horn, Sebastian, Carmen M. Reinhart, Christoph Trebesch. "China's Overseas Lending." July 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.
Walton, Michael, Patrick Heller, and Partha Mukhopadyay. "Cabal City: Urban Regimes and Accumulation without Development." Business and Politics in India. Ed. Christophe Jaffrelot, Atul Kohli, and Kanta Murali. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Alatas, Vivi, Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken, Ririn Purnamasari, and Matthew Wai-Poi. "Does Elite Capture Matter? Local Elites and Targeted Welfare Programs in Indonesia." AEA Papers and Proceedings 109 (May 2019): 334-339.
Turiel, Jesse, Edward Cunningham, and Anthony Saich. "To Serve the People: Income, Region and Citizen Attitudes towards Governance in China (2003–2016)." The China Quarterly (April 2019): 1-30.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Development Strategies Available to North Korea and Their Political Risks." North Korea: Peace? Nuclear War? Ed. William Overholt. Pacific Century Institute, 2019.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Xi and Trump Miss Their Chance." Project Syndicate, March 21, 2019.
Rosenbach, Eric. "Eric Rosenbach on China: Challenges for U.S. Commerce." Testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, March 7, 2019.
Kelman, Steven. "Singapore 50 years ago, and now: An Asian middle way?" Straits Times, February 10, 2019.
Perkins, Dwight H. "Measuring China’s Economic Reform Progress." China Economic Review 53 (February 2019): 342-350.
Holdren, John P. "Foreword." Titans of the Climate: Explaining Policy Process in the United States and China. Ed. Gallagher, Kelly Sims, and Xiaowei Xuan. MIT Press, 2019.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rema Hanna, Jordan Kyle, Benjamin A. Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto. "Private Outsourcing and Competition: Subsidized Food Distribution in Indonesia." Journal of Political Economy 127.1 (February 2019): 101-137.
Bai, Jie, Seema Jayachandran, Edmund J. Malesky, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Firm Growth and Corruption: Empirical Evidence From Vietnam." The Economic Journal 129.618 (February 2019): 651-677.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz. "Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Postings." American Economic Review 109.1 (January 2019): 237–270.
Walton, Michael. "An Indian Gilded Age? Continuity and Change in the Political Economy of India’s Development." Class and Conflict: Revisiting Pranab Bardhan's Political Economy of India. Ed. Elizabeth Chatterjee and Matthew McCartney. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Dorn, David, Gordon Hanson, and Lei Li. "Understanding Regional Export Growth in China." World Trade Evolution: Growth, Productivity and Employment. Ed. Lili Yan Ing and Miaojie Yu. Routledge, 2019.
Chen, Martha. "The Future of Informal Work: Insights from India." Future of Work: Lessons from India. Ed. Amit Basole and Radhicka Kapoor. Self-Employed Women's Association, 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.
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.
Duflo, Esther, Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande, and Nicholas Ryan. "The Value of Regulatory Discretion: Estimates from Environmental Inspections in India." Econometrica 86.6 (November 2018): 2123-2160.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Some Context for Canadians Who Love or Hate the New Nafta." Bloomberg Opinion, October 30, 2018.
Carter, Ashton B. "Reflections on American Grand Strategy in Asia." October 2018.
Barboni, Giorgia, Erica Field, Rohini Pande, Natalia Rigol, Simone Schaner, and Charity Troyer Moore. "A Tough Call: Understanding Barriers to and Impacts of Women’s Mobile Phone Adoption in India." October 2018.
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.
Greenstone, Michael, Rohini Pande, Anant Sudarshan, and Santosh Harish. "A Roadmap Towards Cleaning India’s Air: Evidence-Based Recommendations for More Effective Environmental Regulations." EPIC India, August 2018.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Ming Lu. "Human-Capital Externalities in China." National Bureau of Economic Research, August 2018.
Balietti, Anca, Lucy Page, Rohini Pande, Kevin Rowe, and Anant Sudarshan. "Lease Splitting and Dirty Entrants: The Unintended Deforestation Consequences of India’s Environmental Clearance Process Reform." July 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.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Chinese Tariffs on US Energy Would Signal a New Attitude." Bloomberg Opinion, July 10, 2018.
Perkins, Dwight H. "The Complex Task of Evaluating China’s Economic Reforms." China's 40 Years of Reform and Development 1978-2018. Australian National University Press, 2018, 135-154.
So, Sokbunthoeun, Michael Woolcock, Leah April, Caroline Hughes, and Nicola Smithers, eds. Alternative Paths to Public Financial Management and Public Sector Reform: Experiences from East Asia. The World Bank, 2018.
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.
Karp, Jeffrey A., Alessandro Nai, and Pippa Norris. "Dial ‘F’ for Fraud: Explaining Citizens' Suspicions about Elections." Electoral Studies 53 (June 2018): 11-19.
Bernhardt, Arielle, Erica Field, Rohini Pande, Natalia Rigol, Simone Schaner, Charity Troyer-Moore. "Male Social Status and Women's Work." AEA Papers and Proceedings 108 (May 2018): 363-367.
Hanna, Rema, Nur Cahyadi, Benjamin A. Olken, Rizal Adi Prima, Elan Satriawan, and Ekki Syamsulhakim. "Cumulative Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Experimental Evidence from Indonesia." National Bureau of Economic Research, May 2018.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Why China Won't Yield to Trump." Nikkei Asian Review, April 18, 2018.
Donger, Elizabeth, and Jacqueline Bhabha. "Dilemmas in Rescue and Reintegration: A Critical Assessment of India’s Policies for Children Trafficked for Labour Exploitation." Anti-Trafficking Review 10 (April 2018).
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rema Hanna, Jordan Kyle, Benjamin A. Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto. "Tangible Information and Citizen Empowerment: Identification Cards and Food Subsidy Programs in Indonesia." Journal of Political Economy 126.2 (April 2018): 451-491.
Juma, Calestous. "Exponential Innovation and Human Rights: Implications for Science and Technology Diplomacy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-011, February 2018.