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

Ellwood, David, and Nisha G. Patel. "Restoring the American Dream: What Would It Take to Dramatically Increase Mobility from Poverty?" US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, January 2018.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Aiming Higher Together: Strategizing Better Educational Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color." Urban Institute Research Report, May 2016.
Putnam, Robert D. "Closing the Opportunity Gap." 2016.
Shoag, Daniel, and Erich Muehlegger. "Cell Phones and Motor Vehicle Fatalities Final Report." U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program, January 2016.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Abha Joshi-Ghani. "Rethinking Cities: Toward Shared Prosperity." Economic Premise Notes Series: Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network, World Bank, October 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L., Aaron Chatterji, and William R. Kerr. "Clusters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation." National Bureau of Economic Research, May 2013.
Wilkinson, Robert, Eileen Babbitt, and Diana Chigas. "Theories of Change (THINC): Concepts and Primers for Conflict Management and Mitigation." USAID, March 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "A Nation of Gamblers: Real Estate Speculation and American History." National Bureau of Economic Research, February 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L., Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto, and Kristina Tobio. "Cities, Skills, and Regional Change." NBER Working Paper 16934, April 2011.
Glaeser, Edward L, Joshua D. Gottlieb, and Joseph Gyourko. "Can Cheap Credit Explain the Housing Boom?" NBER Working Papers 16230, July 2010.
Glaeser, Edward L., Stuart Rosenthal, and William C. Strange. "Urban Economics and Entrepreneurship." NBER Working Papers 15536, November 2009.
Campante, Filipe R., and Edward L. Glaeser. "Yet Another Tale of Two Cities: Buenos Aires and Chicago." NBER Working Papers 15104, June 2009.
Glaeser, Edward L., and William R. Kerr. "Local Industrial Conditions and Entrepreneurship: How Much of the Spatial Distribution Can We Explain?" Harvard Business School Working Papers 09-055, October 2008.
Glaeser, Edward L, and Joshua D. Gottlieb. "The Economics of Place-Making Policies." NBER Working Papers 14373, October 2008.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Social Capital and Urban Growth." NBER Working Papers 14374, October 2008.
Glaeser, Edward L, Matthew G. Resseger, and Kristina Tobio. "Urban Inequality." NBER Working Papers 14419, October 2008.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Matthew Kahn. "The Greenness of Cities: Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Urban Development." NBER Working Papers 14238, August 2008.
Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University. "America's Rental Housing: The Key to a Balanced National Policy." Report prepared for the MacArthur Foundation, April 2008.
Gómez-Ibáñez, José A., and Fernanda Ruiz Nuñez. "Inefficient Cities." Working Paper, March 2007.
Cisneros, Henry G., Jack F. Kemp, Nicolas Retsinas, and Kent W. Colton. "Our Communities, Our Homes: Pathways to Housing and Homeownership in America's Cities and States." Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, 2007.
Glaeser, Edward L., Jenny Schuetz, and Bryce Ward. "Regulation and the Rise of Housing Prices in Greater Boston." Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, January 2006.
Apgar, William, and Kermit Baker. "The Evolving Home Building Industry and Implications for Consumers." Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies Working Paper W06-2, 2006.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Urban Colossus: Why is New York America's Largest City?" Harvard Institute of Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 2073 (also NBER Working Paper No. W11398), June 2005.
Cisneros, Henry G., Jack F. Kemp, Nicolas Retsinas, and Kent W. Colton. "Opportunity and Progress: A Bipartisan Platform for National Housing Policy." Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University, 2005.
Cutler, David M., Edward L. Glaeser, and Jacob L. Vigdor. "Is the Melting Pot Still Hot? Explaining the Resurgence of Immigrant Segregation." Harvard Institute of Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 2071 (also NBER Working Paper No. W11295), May 2005.
Apgar, William C., and Allegra Calder. “The Dual Mortgage Market: The Persistence of Discrimination in Mortgage Lending.” Joint Center for Housing Studies Working Paper W05-11, 2005.
Apgar, William C. and Zhu Xiao Di. “Housing Wealth and Retirement Savings: Enhancing Financial Security for Older Americans.” Joint Center for Housing Studies Working Paper W05-8, 2005.
Belsky, Eric S., Nicolas Retsinas and Mark Duda. “The Financial Returns to Low-Income Homeownership.” Joint Center for Housing Studies Working Paper W05-9, 2005.
Gómez-Ibáñez, José A. “The Future of Private Infrastructure.” Discussion Paper, Taubman Center for State and Local Government, April 2004.
Abernathy, Frederick, John T. Dunlop, David Weil, William Apgar, Kermit Baker, and Rachel Roth. "Residential Supply Chain in Transition: Summary of Findings from Survey of Dealers." Joint Center for Housing Studies Working Paper W04-3, 2004.
Apgar, William, Allegra Calder, and Gary Fauth. “Credit, Capital and Communities: The Implications of the Changing Mortgage Banking Industry for Community Based Organizations.” Joint Center for Housing Studies Report CCC04-1, 2004.
Apgar, William. “Rethinking Rental Housing: Expanding the Ability of Rental Housing to Serve as a Pathway to Economic and Social Opportunity.” Joint Center for Housing Studies Working Paper W04-13, 2004.
Retsinas, Nicolas. "Opportunity and Progress: A Bipartisan Platform for National Housing Policy." Joint Center for Housing Studies BP04, 2004.
Retsinas, Nicolas. "The State of Mexico's Housing." Joint Center for Housing Studies SOM04, 2004.
Orr, Larry, Judith Feins, Robin Jacob, Eric Beecroft, Lisa Sanbonmatsu, Lawrence Katz, Jeffrey Liebman, and Jeffrey Kling. "Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing Demonstration: Interim Impacts Evaluation." U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, September 2003.
Apgar, William, and Emily Whiting. "Essential Function Bonds: An Emerging Tool for Affordable Housing Finance." Joint Center for Housing Studies Working Paper W03-2, February 2003.
Apgar, William, Allegra Calder, Michael Collins, and Mark Duda. “An Examination of Manufactured Housing as a Community- and Asset-Building Strategy.” Ford Foundation Report, September 2002.
Apgar, William, and Mark Duda. “The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Community Reinvestment Act: Past Accomplishments, Future Challenges.” New York Federal Reserve Board Conference on Policies to Promote Affordable Housing Paper, February 2002.
Gómez-Ibáñez, José A. "Growth in the Belfast-Dublin Corridor: Past and Future Trends." Belfast-Dublin Corridor Conference Paper, October 2001.