Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working publications and papers 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 Publications

Robb, Katharine, Ashley Marcoux, Eleanor Dickens, and Jorrit de Jong. "Tackling Persistent, Boundary-Spanning Problems Through Collaborative Innovation: Lessons From the Clean Sweep Initiative in Buffalo, NY." Administration & Society (March 28, 2024).
Robb, Katharine, Rowana Ahmed, John Wong, Elissa Ladd, and Jorrit de Jong. "Substandard housing and the risk of COVID-19 infection and disease severity: A retrospective cohort study." SSM - Population Health 25 (March 2024): 101629.
Abbiasov, Timur, Cate Heine, Sadegh Sabouri, Arianna Salazar-Miranda, Paolo Santi, Edward Glaeser, and Carlo Ratti. "The 15-minute city quantified using human mobility data." Nature Human Behavior (5 February 2024).
Obolensky, Marguerite, Marco Tabellini, and Charles Taylor. "Homeward Bound: How Migrants Seek Out Familiar Climates." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP24-001, January 2024.
Obolensky, Marguerite, Marco Tabellini, and Charles Taylor. "Homeward Bound: How Migrants Seek Out Familiar Climates." NBER Working Paper Series, January 2024.
DellaVigna, Stefano, Woojin Kim, and Elizabeth Linos. "Bottlenecks for Evidence Adoption." Journal of Political Economy (December 22, 2023).
Gaduh, Arya, Tilman Graff, Rema Hanna, Gabriel Kreindler, and Benjamin Olken. "Designing a public transit network: Evidence from Jakarta, Indonesia." VoxDev (December 6, 2023).
Saich, Anthony, and Kunling Zhang. Institutional Change and Adaptive Efficiency: A Study of China's Hukou System Evolution. World Scientific, 2023.
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Christina Nagler. "Mexico City Digital Agency for Public Innovation." Data-Smart City Solutions Policy Briefs Series, October 2023.
Lasky-Fink, Jessica, and Elizabeth Linos. "Improving delivery of the social safety net: The role of stigma." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (September 22, 2023).
Lasky-Fink, Jessica, and Elizabeth Linos. "Improving delivery of the social safety net: The role of stigma." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP22-022, November 2022.
Robb, Katharine A., Michelle LaPointe, Kathryn Hemsing, Grant Anderson, James Anderson, and Jorrit de Jong. "Inter-city collaboration: Why and how cities work, learn and advocate together." Global Policy (September 2023).
de Jong, Jorrit, Eva Flavia Martínez Orbegozo, Lisa Cox, Hannah Riley Bowles, Amy C. Edmondson, and Anahide Nahhal. "Cross-Boundary Collaborations in Cities: Where to Start." Stanford Social Innovation Review (July 6, 2023).
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Khahlil A. Louisy. "A Framework for Reducing Place-Based Inequity." Data-Smart City Solutions, July 2023.
Kreindler, Gabriel, Arya Gaduh, Tilman Graff, Rema Hanna, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Optimal Public Transportation Networks: Evidence from the World’s Largest Bus Rapid Transit System in Jakarta." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-018, June 2023.
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, Diana Da In Lee, Yamil R. Velez, and Christopher Warshaw. "American Local Government Elections Database." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP22-013, September 2022 (rev. June 2023).
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Betsy Gardner. "Procuring Digital Infrastructure: How System Approaches Can Produce Public Value." Data-Smart City Solutions, May 2023.
Mock, Rozalyn, Megan Willis-Jackson, Bobby Wang, Justin de Benedictis-Kessner, Linda Bilmes, and Brian Iammartino. "Can Inclusionary Zoning Be an Effective Housing Policy in Greater Boston? Evidence from Lynn and Revere." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-006, January 2023.
Autor, David, David Dorn, and Gordon H. Hanson. "Trading Places: Mobility Responses of Native and Foreign-Born Adults to the China Trade Shock." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-007, January 2023.
de Benedictis Kessner, Justin, Matthew Harvey, Daniel Jones, and Christopher Warshaw. "Democratic mayors have no effect on crime, but do reduce the Black share of arrests for petty crimes." January 23, 2023.
de Benedictis Kessner, Justin and Michael Hankinson. "How the Identity of Substance Users Shapes Public Opinion on Opioid Policy." Political Behavior (2022).
Abbiasov, Timur, Cate Heine, Edward L. Glaeser, Carlo Ratti, Sadegh Sabouri, Arianna Salazar Miranda, and Paolo Santi. "The 15-Minute City Quantified Using Mobility Data." NBER Working Paper Series, December 2022.
Sevtsuk, Andres, Rounaq Basu, Dylan Halpern, Anne Hudson, Kloe Ng, and Jorrit de Jong. "A tale of two Americas: Socio-economic mobility gaps within and across American cities before and during the pandemic." Cities 131 (December 2022): 104006.
Gilman, Hollie Russon, Archon Fung, and Mark Schmitt. "Designing for Community Engagement: Toward More Equitable Civic Participation in the Federal Regulatory Process." Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation; New America, December 2021.
Hanson, Gordon H., Pia Orrenius, and Madeline Zavodny. "US Immigration from Latin America in Historical Perspective." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP22-023, November 2022.
Linos, Elizabeth, Allen Prohofsky, Aparna Ramesh, Jesse Rothstein, and Matthew Unrath. "Can Nudges Increase Take-Up of the EITC? Evidence from Multiple Field Experiments." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 14.4 (November 2022): 432-452.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Reflections on the post-Covid city." Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 15.3 (November 2022): 747-755.
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Betsy Gardner. "Implementing Digital Infrastructure Responses to Equity, Sustainability, and Safety." Data-Smart City Solutions, November 2022.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "How Something as Simple as a Speeding Ticket can Worsen Inequities." Boston Globe, October 19, 2022.
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Betsy Gardner. "The Responsive City Cycle." Data-Smart City Solutions, October 2022.
Rodrik, Dani. "An Industrial Policy for Good Jobs." The Hamilton Project, September 2022.
de Benedictis Kessner, Justin, Daniel Jones, and Christopher Warshaw. "How Partisanship in Cities Influences Housing Policy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-035, August 2022.
Jay, Jonathan, Jorrit de Jong, Marcia P Jimenez, Quynh Nguyen, and Jason Goldstick. "Effects of demolishing abandoned buildings on firearm violence: a moderation analysis using aerial imagery and deep learning." Injury Prevention 28 (May 2022): 249-255.
Glaeser, Edward L. "What can developing cities today learn from the urban past?" Regional Science and Urban Economics 94 (May 2022): 103698.
Eaves, David, Leonie Bolte, Omayra Chuquihuara, and Surabhi Hodigere. "Best Practices for the Governance of Digital Public Goods." Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, April 2022.
Taylor, Charles A., and Hannah Druckenmiller. "Wetlands, Flooding, and the Clean Water Act." American Economic Review 112.4 (April 2022): 1334-1363.
Bilmes, Linda J., and Cornell William Brooks. "The GI Bill was one of the worst racial injustices of the 20th century. Congress can fix it." Boston Globe. February 23, 2022.
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Kate Markin Coleman. Collaborative Cities: Mapping Solutions to Wicked Problems. Esri Press, 2022.
Eaves, David and Sechi Kailasa. "The 2021 Digital Services Convening." Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, January 2022.
Andrews, Matthew. "Can Africa Compete in World Soccer?" CID Faculty Working Papers Series, January 2022.
Cook, Cody, Lindsey Currier, and Edward L. Glaeser. "Urban Mobility and the Experienced Isolation of Students and Adults." NBER Working Paper Series, January 2022.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Urban resilience." Urban Studies 59.1 (January 2022): 3-35.
Glaeser, Edward L., Caitlin Gorback, and Stephen J. Redding. "JUE Insight: How much does COVID-19 increase with mobility? Evidence from New York and four other U.S. cities." Journal of Urban Economics 127 (January 2022): 103292.
Baum-Snow, Nathaniel, Edward L. Glaeser, and Stuart S. Rosenthal. "The Spread and Consequences of COVID-19 for Cities: An Introduction." Journal of Urban Economics 127 (January 2022): 103428.
Gómez-Ibáñez, José A., and Zhi Liu, eds. Infrastructure economics and policy: international perspectives. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2021.
Glaeser, Edward L., Karima Kourtit, and Peter Nijkamp. "New urban challenges: Shared spaces in smart places – Overview and positioning." Land Use Policy 111 (December 2021): 105672.
Taylor, Charles A., and James Rising. "Tipping point dynamics in global land use." Environmental Research Letters 16.12 (December 2021): 125012.
Robb, Katharine, Ashley Marcoux, and Jorrit de Jong. "Further Inspection: Integrating Housing Code Enforcement and Social Services to Improve Community Health." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18.22 (November 2021): 12014.
Mansbridge, Jane. Democracia: Amistad y pugna. GEDISA, 2021.
Goldsmith, Stephen, and Betsy Gardner. "No, We Don't Need Dumb Cities." Data-Smart City Solutions. September 27, 2021.