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

Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
Linda Bilmes and John B. Loomis, eds. Valuing US National Parks and Programs: America’s Best Investment Routledge, 2019.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump’s Iraq Visit Alone Won’t Undo Damage He Did Last Week." Bloomberg Opinion, December 26, 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.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "US Is Forced to See It Is Far From ‘Energy Independent’." Bloomberg Opinion, October 19, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Iraq’s Two New Leaders Offer a Glimmer of Hope." Bloomberg Opinion, October 3, 2018.
Sherman, Wendy R. "How We Got the Iran Deal – And Why We'll Miss It." Foreign Affairs 97.186 (September/October 2018): 186.
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.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump Wouldn’t Owe Putin a ‘Thank You’ for Selling More Oil." Bloomberg Opinion, July 14, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Chinese Tariffs on US Energy Would Signal a New Attitude." Bloomberg Opinion, July 10, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Lessons for Trump After His Clumsy Dance With OPEC." Bloomberg Opinion, June 28, 2018.
Bunn, Matthew and Potter, William C. "Introduction: The Problem of Black-Market Nuclear Technology Networks." Preventing Black-Market Trade in Nuclear Technology. Ed. Bunn, Matthew, Malin, Martin B., Potter, William C. and Spector, Leonard S.. Cambridge University Press, 2018, 1-22.
Bunn, Matthew. "Countering Nuclear Black Markets by Strengthening Nonproliferation Culture." Preventing Black-Market Trade in Nuclear Technology. Ed. Bunn, Matthew, Malin, Martin B., Potter, William C., and Spector, Leonard S.. Cambridge University Press, 2018, 249-270.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump Has Options If Oil Market Panics About Iran." Bloomberg Opinion, May 10, 2018.
Bunn, Matthew. "How Trump Can Fix the Iran Deal." Boston Globe. May 7, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Collapse of Russia-Saudi Oil Deal Could Push Prices Down." Bloomberg Opinion, April 20, 2018.
Roth, Nickolas, Bunn, Matthew, and Tobey, William H. "Rhetoric Aside, the U.S. Commitment to Preventing Nuclear Terrorism is Waning." The Hill. 4/19/2018.
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.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "US Energy Diplomacy in an Age of Energy Abundance." Oxford Energy Forum 111 (November 2017): 8-11.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump's Iran Plan Does Too Much and Too Little." Bloomberg View, October 13, 2017.
Carter, Ashton B. "A Lasting Defeat: The Campaign to Destroy ISIS." October 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "How the U.S. Can Quell the Kurdish Crisis." Bloomberg View, October 4, 2017.
Bunn, Matthew, and Nickolas Roth. "The Effects of a Single Terrorist Nuclear Bomb." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. September 28, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Disrupting Opec: How American Ingenuity and “Tight Oil” Is Fracturing the All-Powerful Cartel." LinkedIn, September 23, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "How Trump Can Harness the US Energy Boom." New York Times, September 15, 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.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "In Saudi Shakeup, Economics Tops Counterterrorism." Bloomberg View, June 21, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Qatar Crisis Shows Risk of Trump's Saudi Reset." Bloomberg View, June 9, 2017.
Siddiqi, Afreen, and Laura Diaz Anadon, eds. Science and Technology Development in the Gulf States: Economic Diversification through Regional Collaboration. Gerlach Press, 2017.
Chen, Martha. "The Informal Economy in Arab Nations: A Comparative Perspective." Arab Watch Report on Informal Employment. Arab Nations NGOs for Development, 2017.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Bill for America's Longest War Is Still Unpaid." Fiscal Times, May 27, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "OPEC's Job Just Got a Lot Tougher." Bloomberg View, May 25, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "4 Charts Show Why Trump's Saudi Visit Is Different." Bloomberg View, May 19, 2017.
Carter, Ashton B. "The Logic of American Strategy in the Middle East." Survival 59.2 (March 2017): 13-24.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Trump's Proposed Defense Splurge Flunks Basic Math." Boston Globe, March 2, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump's Ban Undermines Iraqi Cooperation Against Islamic State." Bloomberg View, January 31, 2017.
Bunn, Matthew, and Scott D. Sagan, eds. Insider Threats. Cornell University Press, 2017.
Al Dabbagh, M., H. Riley Bowles, and B. Thomason. "Status Reinforcement in Emerging Economies: The Psychological Experience of Local Candidates Striving for Global Employment." Organization Science 27.6 (December 2016): 1453-1471.
Siddiqi, Afreen, Jonathan Stoppani, Laura Diaz Anadon, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti. "Scientific Wealth in Middle East and North Africa: Productivity, Indigeneity, and Specialty in 1981–2013." PloS One 11.11 (November 2016).
Nugent, Elizabeth, Tarek Masoud, and Amaney A. Jamal. "Arab Responses to Western Hegemony: Experimental Evidence from Egypt." Journal of Conflict Resolution (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.
Allison, Graham. "Is Iran Still Israel's Top Threat?" Atlantic. March 8, 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).
Adams, Gordon, and Stephen M. Walt. "A Road to Damascus, via Moscow." New York Times. October 13, 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.
Norris, Pippa, Andrea Abel Van Es, and Lisa Fennis. "Checkbook Elections: Political Finance in Comparative Perspective." Electoral Integrity Project, July 2015.