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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.
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).
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.
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.
Reinhart, Carmen and Christoph Trebesch. "Sovereign-Debt Relief And Its Aftermath: The 1930s, The 1990s, The Future?" Vox, October 21, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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. "Let European Technocrats Weave Their Magic." Sydney Morning Herald, November 29, 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.
Rodrik, Dani. "Who Lost Europe." Korea Times, June 14, 2010.
Rodrik, Dani. "Greek Lessons for the World Economy." Guatemala Times, May 11, 2010.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Estimated Effects of the Euro on Trade: Why Are They Below Historical Effects of Monetary Unions Among Smaller Countries?" Europe and the Euro. Ed. Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi. University Of Chicago Press, 2010, 169-218.