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

Linda Bilmes and John B. Loomis, eds. Valuing US National Parks and Programs: America’s Best Investment Routledge, 2019.
Stavins, Robert N. "The Future of U.S. Carbon-Pricing Policy: Normative Assessment and Positive Prognosis." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-017, May 2019.
Stavins, Robert N.; Todd Schatzki; Rebecca Scott. "Transitioning to Long-Run Effective and Efficient Climate Policies." April 2019.
Stavins, Robert N., ed. Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings W. W. Norton, 2019.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "If All Vehicles Go Electric, That’s Just Step One." Bloomberg Opinion, January 14, 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.
Miller, Lee, and David W. Keith. "Climatic Impacts of Wind Power." Joule 2.12 (December 2018): 2618-2632.
Irwin, Scott H., Kristen McCormack, and James H. Stock. "The Price of Biodiesel RINs and Economic Fundamentals." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series, December 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Even If OPEC Cuts, Oil Prices Could Still Fall in 2019." Bloomberg Opinion, November 29, 2018.
Schmalensee, Richard, and Robert N. Stavins. "Policy Evolution under the Clean Air Act." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-039, November 2018.
Schatzki, Todd, and Robert N. Stavins. "GHG Cap-and-Trade: Implications for Effective and Efficient Climate Policy in Oregon." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-038, November 2018.
Ramelli, Stefano, Alexander F. Wagner, Richard J. Zeckhauser, and Alexandre Ziegler. "Stock Price Rewards to Climate Saints and Sinners: Evidence from the Trump Election." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-037, September 2018.
Duflo, Esther, Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande, and Nicholas Ryan. "The Value of Regulatory Discretion: Estimates from Environmental Inspections in India." Econometrica 86.6 (November 2018): 2123-2160.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Some Context for Canadians Who Love or Hate the New Nafta." Bloomberg Opinion, October 30, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "US Is Forced to See It Is Far From ‘Energy Independent’." Bloomberg Opinion, October 19, 2018.
Miller, Lee M., and David Keith. "Observation-Based Solar and Wind Power Capacity Factors and Power Densities." Environmental Research Letters 13.10 (October 2018): 104-108.
Goldstein, Anna P., and Venkatesh Narayanamurti. "Simultaneous Pursuit of Discovery and Invention in the Us Department of Energy." Research Policy 47.8 (October 2018): 1505-1512.
Keith, David, Peter Irvine, et al. "Governance of the Deployment of Solar Geoengineering." Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, October 2018.
Narayanamurti, Venkatesh, and Jeff Y. Tsao. "Nurturing Transformative U.S. Energy Research: Two Guiding Principles." MRS Energy & Sustainability 5 (Fall 2018).
Qiao, Qinyu, Wei Peng, Pu Wang, and Henry Lee. "Harvard-Tsinghua Workshop on Low-Carbon Development and Public Policy." September 2018.
Horton, Joshua B., Jesse L. Reynolds, Holly Jean Buck, Daniel Callies, Stefan Schäfer, David W. Keith, and Steve Rayner. "Solar Geoengineering and Democracy." Global Environmental Politics 18.3 (August 2018): 5-24.
Greenstone, Michael, Rohini Pande, Anant Sudarshan, and Santosh Harish. "A Roadmap Towards Cleaning India’s Air: Evidence-Based Recommendations for More Effective Environmental Regulations." EPIC India, August 2018.
Keith, David W., Geoffrey Holmes, David St. Angelo, and Kenton Heidel. "A Process for Capturing CO2 from the Atmosphere." Joule 2.8 (August 2018): 1573-1594.
Eastham, Sebastian D., Debra K. Weisenstein, David W. Keith, and Steven R.H.Barrett. "Quantifying the Impact of Sulfate Geoengineering on Mortality from Air Quality and UV-B Exposure." Atmospheric Environment 187 (August 2018): 424-434.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Cataclysmic Cost of Trump’s War on Oceans." Boston Globe. July 26, 2018.
Balietti, Anca, Lucy Page, Rohini Pande, Kevin Rowe, and Anant Sudarshan. "Lease Splitting and Dirty Entrants: The Unintended Deforestation Consequences of India’s Environmental Clearance Process Reform." July 2018.
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.
Ferguson, Ronald. "The Tripod School Climate Index: Evidence of Score Reliability and Validity." Health Behavior and Policy Review 5.4 (July 2018).
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Lessons for Trump After His Clumsy Dance With OPEC." Bloomberg Opinion, June 28, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "A History of the Energy We Have Consumed." New York Times, June 18, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump’s Trade War Has a Bright Side for Canada." Bloomberg Opinion, June 8, 2018.
Aldy, Joseph. "Policy Surveillance: Its Role in Monitoring, Reporting, Evaluating and Learning." Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action? Ed. Harro van Asselt, Johanna Forster, David Huitema, and Andy Jordan. Cambridge University Press, 2018, 210-229.
Stavins, Robert N. The Welfare Economics of Alternative Renewable Resource Strategies. Routledge, 2018.
Holdren, John P. "Foreword." Titans of the Climate: Explaining Policy Process in the United States and China. Ed. Kelly Sims Gallagher and Xiaowei Xuan. The MIT Press, 2018, xi-xiv.
Aviña, Glory E., Christian D. Schunn, Austin R. Silva, Travis L. Bauer, George W. Crabtree, Curtis M. Johnson, Toluwalogo Odumosu, S. Thomas Picraux, R. Keith Sawyer, Richard P. Schneider, Rickson Sun, Gregory J. Feist, Venkatesh Narayanamurti, and Jeffrey Y. Tsao. "The Art of Research: A Divergent/Convergent Thinking Framework and Opportunities for Science-Based Approaches." Engineering a Better Future. Ed. E. Subrahmanian, Toluwalogo Odumosu, and Jeffrey Y. Tsao. Springer, 2018.
MacMartin, Douglas G., Katharine L. Ricke, and David W. Keith. "Solar Geoengineering as Part of an Overall Strategy for Meeting the 1.5°C Paris Target." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences 376.2119 (May 2018).
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump Has Options If Oil Market Panics About Iran." Bloomberg Opinion, May 10, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Collapse of Russia-Saudi Oil Deal Could Push Prices Down." Bloomberg Opinion, April 20, 2018.
Smith, Jordan P., John A. Dykema, and David W. Keith. "Production of Sulfates Onboard an Aircraft: Implications for the Cost and Feasibility of Stratospheric Solar Geoengineering." Earth and Space Science 5.4 (April 2018): 150-162.
Eastham, Sebastian D., David W. Keith, and Steven R.H. Barrett. "Mortality Tradeoff Between Air Quality and Skin Cancer from Changes in Stratospheric Ozone." Environmental Research Letters 13.3 (March 2018): 34-35.
Aldy, Joseph, Todd Gerarden, and Richard Sweeney. "Investment versus Output Subsidies: Implications of Alternative Incentives for Wind Energy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-012, March 2018.
Mehling, Michael A., Gilbert E. Metcalf, and Robert N. Stavins. "Linking Climate Policies to Advance Global Mitigation." Science 359.6379 (March 2018): 997-998.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Trump is Breaking the Environment Beyond Repair." Boston Globe. February 20, 2018.
Li, Zhenyu, Afreen Siddiqi, Laura Diaz Anadon, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti. "Towards Sustainability in Water-Energy Nexus: Ocean Energy for Seawater Desalination." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 82.3 (February 2018): 3833-3847.
Stavins, Robert N., and Robert C. Stowe, eds. International Cooperation in East Asia to Address Climate Change. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, 2018.
Jorgenson, Dale W., Richard J. Goettle, Mun S. Ho, and Peter J. Wilcoxen. "The Welfare Consequences of Taxing Carbon." Climate Change Economy 9 (February 2018).
Chen, Cuicui, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Collective Action in an Asymmetric World." Journal of Public Economics 158 (February 2018): 103-112.
Li, Zhenyu, Afreen Siddiqi, Laura Diaz Anadon, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti. "Towards Sustainability in Water-Energy Nexus: Ocean Energy for Seawater Desalination." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 82 (February 2018): 3833-3847.