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

Ferguson, Ronald and Jocelyn Friedlander. "First Three Years of the Journey: How Boston, Chattanooga, Yonkers, and Pickens County Set Out to Enhance Early Childhood Development at Scale." The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, November 2018.
Goodman, Joshua, and Melanie Rucinski. "Increasing Diversity in Boston’s Exam Schools." Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, October 2018.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Ming Lu. "Human-Capital Externalities in China." National Bureau of Economic Research, August 2018.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Julian Hinz, and Muhammed A. Yildirim. "Measuring Venezuelan Emigration with Twitter." Kiel Institute for the World Economy, May 2018.
Kaffenberger, Michelle, Lant Pritchett, Justin Sandefur. "Estimating the Impact of Women’s Education on Fertility, Child Mortality, and Empowerment When Schooling Ain’t Learning." March 2018.
Kelman, Steven. "Like a Fish in Water: An Essay on the Benefits of Government That Nobody Notices." August 2017.
Kaffenberger, Michelle, and Lant Pritchett. "More School or More Learning? Evidence from Learning Profiles from the Financial Inclusion Insights Data." May 2017.
Ganguli, Ina, Ricardo Hausmann, and Martina Viarengo. "Career Dynamics and Gender Gaps among Employees in the Microfinance Sector." May 2017.
Pritchett, Lant, and Justin Sandefur. "Girls’ Schooling and Women’s Literacy: Schooling Targets Alone Won’t Reach Learning Goals." February 2017.
Franks, Robert, Matthew Peccoraro, Jayne Singer, and Julie Boatright Wilson. "Early Childhood Development: Implications for Policy, Systems and Practice." Judge Baker Children's Center, 2017.
Zhang, Siwen, Hua Chen, Songyu Zhu, Jorrit de Jong, and Guy Stuart. "HIV/AIDS Prevention on Southern China’s Road Projects: A Case of Embedded Education." January 2017.
Zhang, Siwen, Hua Chen, Songyu Zhu, Jorrit de Jong, and Guy Stuart. "Health Education in China's Factories: A Case of Embedded Education." January 2017.
Wilson, Deloris, Linda Kaboolian, Jorrit de Jong, and Guy Stuart. "Barbershops and Preventative Health: A Case of Embedded Education." January 2017.
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.
Mukerji, Shobhini, and Michael Walton. "Learning the Right Lessons." India Infrastructure Report 2012: Private Sector in Education, April 2016.
Ferguson, Ronald F., with Sarah F. Phillips, Jacob F. S. Rowley, and Jocelyn W. Friedlander. "The Influence of Teaching Beyond Standardized Test Scores: Engagement, Mindsets, and Agency." The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, October, 2015.
Henderson, Michael B., Philipp Lergetporer, Paul E.Peterson, Katharina Werner, Martin R. West, and Ludger Woessmann. "Is Seeing Believing? How Americans and Germans Think about Their Schools." The Program on Education Policy and Governance, 2015.
Ferguson, Ronald, Jason Snipes, Farhana Hossain, and Michelle S. Manno. "Developing Positive Young Adults: Lessons from Two Decades of YouthBuild Programs." MDRC Research Report, May 2015.
Ferguson, Ronald, and Sara Lamback. "Creating Pathways to Prosperity: A Blueprint for Action." The Pathways to Prosperity Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, June 2014.
Chen, Martha, and Govindan Raveendran. "Urban Employment in India: Recent Trends and Patterns." WIEGO Working Paper No. 7, January 2014.
Chingos, Matthew M., and Paul E. Peterson. "Experimentally Estimated Impacts of a School Choice Intervention on Long-Term Educational Outcomes: The Effects of School Vouchers on College Enrollment." Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard, July 2013.
Hoxby, Caroline M., and Christopher Avery. "Low-Income High-Achieving Students Miss Out on Attending Selective Colleges." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Spring 2013.
Chen, Martha. "Self-Employed Women’s Association of India: A National Trade Union and International Role Model." Case Study for World Development Report 2013, World Bank, 2012.
Chetty, Raj, John N. Friedman, and Jonah E. Rockoff. "The Long-Term Impacts of Teachers: Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood." NBER Working Papers, December 2011.
Borjas, George J, Jeffrey Grogger, and Gordon H. Hanson. "Substitution Between Immigrants, Natives, and Skill Groups." NBER Working Papers 17461, September 2011.
Dumitrescu, Anca, Dan Levy, Cara Orfield and Matt Sloan. "Impact Evaluation of Niger’s IMAGINE Program." Mathematica Policy Research, September 2011.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Teens and Young Adults for the 21st Century." Pathways to Prosperity Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education, February 2011.
Matthew M. Chingos, and Paul E. Peterson. "It’s Easier to Pick a Good Teacher than to Train One: Familiar and New Results on the Correlates of Teacher Effectiveness." Program on Education Policy and Governance Working Paper Series, PEPG 10-22, December 2010.
Hanushek, Eric A., Paul E. Peterson, and Ludger Woessmann. "U.S. Math Performance in Global Perspective: How Well Does Each State Do at Producing High-achieving Students?" Program on Education Policy and Governance Working Paper Series, PEPG 10-19, November 2010.
Chetty, Raj, John N. Friedman, Nathaniel Hilger, Emmanuel Saez, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, and Danny Yagan. "How Does Your Kindergarten Classroom Affect Your Earnings? Evidence from Project STAR." NBER Working Papers 16381, September 2010.
Aydemir, Abdurrahman, and George J. Borjas. "Attenuation Bias in Measuring the Wage Impact of Immigration." NBER Working Papers16229, July 2010.
Glaeser, Edward L, Giacomo Ponzetto, and Kristina Tobio. "The Varieties of Regional Change." Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Economics Working Papers 1255, June 2010.
Ferguson, Ronald F., Sandra Hackman, Robert Hanna, and Ann Ballantine. "How High Schools Become Exemplary." AGI Conference Report, June 1, 2010.
Greene, Jay, Tom Loveless, W. Bentley MacLeod, Thomas Nechyba, Paul E. Peterson, Meredith Rosenthal, and Grover Whitehurst. "Expanding Choice in Elementary and Secondary Education: A Report on Rethinking the Federal Role in Education." Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings, February 2010.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Khwaja. "What Did You Do All Day? Maternal Education and Child Outcomes." The World Bank, Policy Research Working Paper Series 5143 and Social Sciences Research Network Paper, November 2009.
Peterson, Paul E., and Martina Viarengo. "Social Capital and School Sector Impacts on the Non-Cognitive Skills of Early Adolescents: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Longitudinal Survey." Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance PEPG09-04, October 2009.
Borjas, George, and Rachel M. Friedberg. "Recent Trends in the Earnings of New Immigrants to the United States." NBER Working Papers 15406, October 2009.
Pritchett, Lant, and Martina Viarengo. "The Illusion of Equality: The Educational Consequences of Blinding Weak States, For Example." Center for Global Development Working Paper 178 and Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) Working Paper 09-03, June 2009.
Hanna, Rema, and Leigh Linden. "Measuring Discrimination in Education." NBER Working Papers 15057, June 2009.
Levy, Dan, Harounan Kazianga, Leigh Linden, and Matt Sloan. "Impact Evaluation of Burkina Faso's BRIGHT Program, Final Report." Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., May 2009.
Avery, Christopher, and Jonathan D. Levin. "Early Admissions at Selective Colleges." NBER Working Papers 14844, April 2009.
Peterson, Paul E. "Sustaining Progress in Times of Fiscal Crisis." Report Commissioned by Florida State Board of Education, March 16, 2009.
Borjas, George. "The Analytics of the Wage Effect of Immigration." NBER Working Papers 14796, March 2009.
Peterson, Paul E., and Matthew M. Chingos. "Impact of For-Profit and Non-Profit Management on Student Achievement: The Philadelphia Intervention, 2002-2008." Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance PEPG09-02, February 2009.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Raising Achievement and Closing Gaps in Whole School Systems: Recent Advances in Research and Practice." Report on the Annual Conference of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, December 2008.
Deming, David, and Susan Dynarski. "The Lengthening of Childhood." Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, New England Public Policy Center and NBER Working Papers (08-3 and 14124), June 2008.
Peterson, Paul E., and Matthew M. Chingos. "Impact of For-Profit and Non-Profit Management on Student Achievement: The Philadelphia Experiment." Harvard University Program on Education Policy and Governance PEPG08-11, May 2008.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Within-School Variation in the Quality of Instruction Across Course Levels and Racial Groups." Paper for Annual Conference of the American Economics Association, New Orleans, January 4, 2008.
Jacob, Brian A. "Test-Based Accountability and Student Achievement: An Investigation of Differential Performance on NAEP and State Assessments." NBER Working Paper 12817, January 2007.