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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

Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz. "Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Postings." American Economic Review 109.1 (January 2019): 237–270.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump’s Iraq Visit Alone Won’t Undo Damage He Did Last Week." Bloomberg Opinion, December 26, 2018.
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.
Hanna, Rema, and Shing-Yi Wang. "Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service in India." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 9.3 (August 2017): 262-290.
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.
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.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Can the U.S. Afford Another $3 Trillion War?" CNN, August 27, 2014.
Rodrik, Dani. "The Wrath of Erdogan." Juncture 20.2 (Autumn 2013): 129–130.
Dobson, William J., and Tarek Masoud. "Egypt’s Reluctant Rulers." Slate, July 4, 2013.
Burns, Nicholas. "Rowhani's Iran." Boston Globe, June 21, 2013.
Burns, R. Nicholas. "Refocus Beyond Benghazi." Boston Globe, December 6, 2012.
Masoud, Tarek. "Don't Blame Muslim Brotherhood for Morsy Power Grab." CNN.com, November 27, 2012.
Burns, R. Nicholas. "Three Crises That Can’t Wait." The Boston Globe, November 8, 2012.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Afghanistan is Missing from the Campaign." Boston Globe, July 15, 2012.
Masoud, Tarek. "Provocateur and Chief." Slate.com, July 2, 2012.
Kayyem, Juliette. "Egypt and Iran’s Inevitable Courtship." Boston Globe, June 28, 2012.
Masoud, Tarek. "Egypt’s Spymaster Candidate For President, Omar Suleiman." Newsweek, April 16, 2012.
Burns, R. Nicholas. "Obama Delivers a Clear Message on Iran." Boston Globe, March 15, 2012.
Jalal al-Azm, Sadek et al, Jane Mansbridge, and Chibli Mallat. "Saving the Nonviolent Revolution in Syria: For a Credible Strategy." Ahramonline (Egypt), February 26, 2012.
Beaman, Lori, Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande, and Petia Topalova. "Female Leadership Raises Aspirations and Educational Attainment for Girls: A Policy Experiment in India." Science 335.6068 (February 2012): 582-586.
Burns, R. Nicholas. "Iraq War Damaged US Credibility." Boston Globe, December 21, 2011.
Allison, Graham. "Obama Should Test Iran’s Nuclear Offer." Washington Post, October 6, 2011.
Burns, R. Nicholas. "Victory for US Leadership." Boston Globe, August 23, 2011.
Juma, Calestous. "Juma Mwapachu: Legacy of an Entrepreneurial Leader." The EastAfrican, April 18, 2011.
Juma, Calestous. "Growing the Economy." PS: Public Service Review, April 11, 2011.
Pande, Rohini, and Deanna Ford. "Gender Quotas and Female Leadership: A Review." Background Paper for the World Development Report on Gender, April 2011.
Pritchett, Lant. "Is India a Flailing State?: Detours on the Four Lane Highway to Modernization." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP09-013, May 2009.
Andrews, Matthew. "Isomorphism and the Limits to African Public Financial Management Reform." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP09-012, May 2009.