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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

Bartik, Alexander W., Marianne Bertrand, Zoë B. Cullen, Edward L. Glaeser, Michael Luca, and Christopher T. Stanton. "How Are Small Businesses Adjusting to COVID-19? Early Evidence from a Survey." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-012, May 2020.
Boloori, Alireza, and Soroush Saghafian. "COVID-19: What Intervention Policies Are Most Effective? A Brief Report Using Data from Government of Bahrain." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-011, May 2020.
Avery, Christopher, Sara F. Ellison, William Bossert, Adam Thomas Cook, and Glenn Ellison. "Covid Economics: Policy Implications of Models of the Spread of Coronavirus: Perspectives and Opportunities for Economists." CEPR Press (May 2020): 21-68.
Holdren, John P., Christine Cassel, Chris Chyba, Susan Graham, Eric Lander, Ed Penhoet, William Press, Maxine Savitz, and Harold Varmus. "Recommendations for the National Strategic Pandemic Stockpile." May 2020.
Borjas, George. "Demographic Determinants of Testing Incidence and COVID-19 Infections in New York City Neighborhoods." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-008, April 2020.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Trump Administration Has Made the Us Less Ready for Infectious Disease Outbreaks Like Coronavirus." The Conversation. February 3, 2020.
Munshi, Vidit N., Soroush Saghafian, Curtiss B. Cook, Eric Steidley, Brian Hardaway, and Harini A. Chakkera. "Incidence, Risk Factors, and Trends for Postheart Transplantation Diabetes Mellitus." The American Journal of Cardiology 125.3 (February 2020): 436-440.
Munshi, Vidit N., Soroush Saghafian, Curtiss B. Cook, K. Tuesday Werner, and Harini A. Chakkera. "Comparison of Post-Transplantation Diabetes Mellitus Incidence and Risk Factors Between Kidney and Liver Transplantation Patient." PLOS ONE 15.1 (January 2020): 1-12.
Sikkink, Kathryn. The Hidden Face of Rights: Toward a Politics of Responsibilities. Yale University Press, 2020.
Saghafian, Soroush, and Wallace J. Hopp. "Can Public Reporting Cure Healthcare? The Role of Quality Transparency in Improving Patient-Provider Alignment." Operations Research 68.1 (January 2020).
Boloori, Alireza, Soroush Saghafian, Harini A. Chakkera, and Curtiss B. Cook. "Data-Driven Management of Post-Transplant Medications: An Ambiguous Partially Observable Markov Decision Process Approach." Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (January 2020 (online)).
Dorison, Charles A., Ke Wang, Vaughan W. Rees, Ichiro Kawachi, Keith M. M. Ericson, and Jennifer S. Lerner. "Sadness, but Not All Negative Emotions, Heightens Addictive Substance Use." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (December 2019).
Chandra, Amitabh, and Craig Garthwaite. "Economic Principles for Medicare Reform." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 686.1 (December 2019): 63-92.
Alsan, Marcella, Owen Garrick, and Grant Graziani. "Does Diversity Matter for Health? Experimental Evidence from Oakland." American Economic Review 109.12 (December 2019): 4071-4111.
Newhouse, Joseph P., Mary Price, John Hsu, Bruce Landon, and J. Michael McWilliams. "Currently Reading Delivery System Performance as Financial Risk Varies." The American Journal of Managed Care (December 2019).
Seo, Veri, Travis P. Baggett, Anne N. Thorndike, Peter Hull, John Hsu, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Vicki Fung. "Access to Care Among Medicaid and Uninsured Patients in Community Health Centers After the Affordable Care Act." BMC Health Services Research 19.1 (December 2019): 291.
Atkinson, Mariam K., and Soroush Saghafian. "Who Should See the Patient? On Discretionary Patient-Provider Assignments in Hospitals." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-037, November 2019.
Shepard, Mark, Katherine Baicker, and Jonathan Skinner. "Does One Medicare Fit All? The Economics of Uniform Health Insurance Benefits." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-036, November 2019.
Shepard, Mark, Michael Geruso, Timothy J. Layton, and Grace McCormack. "The Two Margin Problem in Insurance Markets." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-035, November 2019.
Saghafian, Soroush, and Wallace J. Hopp. "The Role of Quality Transparency in Health Care: Challenges and Potential Solutions." National Academy of Medicine, November 18, 2019.
Sheila Jasanoff, J. Benjamin Hurlbut, and Krishanu Saha. "Democratic Governance of Human Germline Genome Editing." The CRISPR Journal 2 2.5 (October 2019): 266-71.
Sameed, Muhammad, Jennie Zhang, Amanda Wright, Michele Cave, Anson Babu, Amitabh Chandra, Naresh Bassi, and Thaddeus Pula. "Improving Compliance to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Cms) Sepsis Bundle Using Epic Emr Informatics." Chest 156.4 (October 2019): A1693.
Hsu, John, Joseph Newhouse, Lindsay Nicole Overhage, and Samuel Zuvekas. "Fiscal Difficulties of Cities, the Labor Market, and Health Care." Journal of Pension Economics & Finance 18.4 (October 2019): 565-578.
Clark, Robert L., and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Incentives and Limitations of Employment Policies on Retirement Transitions." Journal of Pension Economics & Finance 18.4 (October 2019): 495-499.
Song, Lina D., Joseph P. Newhouse, Xabier Garcia-De-Albeniz, and John Hsu. "Changes in Screening Colonoscopy Following Medicare Reimbursement and Cost-Sharing Changes." Health Services Research 54.4 (August 2019): 839-850.
Zeckhauser, Richard. "Strategic Sorting: The Role of Ordeals in Health Care." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-023, June 2019.
Khullar, Dhruv1 Josephine Fisher, and Amitabh Chandra. "Trickle-Down Innovation and the Longevity of Nations." Lancet 393.10187 (June 2019): 2272-2274.
Saghafian, Soroush, Nikolaos Trichakis, Ruihao Zhu, and Helen A. Shih. "Joint Patient Selection and Scheduling under No-Shows: Theory and Application in Proton Therapy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-019, May 2019.
Saghafian, Soroush, Raha Imanirad, and Stephen J. Traub. "Do Physicians Influence Each Other’s Performance? Evidence from the Emergency Department." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-018, May 2019.
Nipp, Ryan D., Kessely Hong, and Electra D. Paskett. "Overcoming Barriers to Clinical Trial Enrollment." American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book 39 (May 2019): 105-114.
Shepard, Mark, Amy Finkelstein, and Nathaniel Hendren. "Subsidizing Health Insurance for Low-Income Adults: Evidence from Massachusetts." American Economic Review 109.4 (April 2019).
Bren, Austin, and Soroush Saghafian. "Data-Driven Percentile Optimization for Multi-Class Queueing Systems with Model Ambiguity: Theory and Application." INFORMS Journal on Optimization 1.4 (April 2019): 267-287.
Newhouse, Joseph P., Mary Price, J. Michael McWilliams, John Hsu, Jeffrey Souza, and Bruce E. Landon. "Adjusted Mortality Rates Are Lower For Medicare Advantage Than Traditional Medicare, But The Rates Converge Over Time." Health Affairs 38.4 (April 2019): 554-560.
Lavelle, Tara A., Milton C. Weinstein, Joseph P. Newhouse, Kerim Munir, Karen A. Kuhlthau, and Lisa A. Prosser. "Parent Preferences for Health Outcomes Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders." PharmacoEconomics 37.4 (April 2019): 541-551.
Lerner, Jennifer S. "Towards a Conceptual Model of Affective Predictions in Palliative Care." Journal of Pain and Symptom Management .
Alsan, Marcella, Vincenzo Atella, Jay Bhattacharya, Valentina Conti, Iván Mejía-Guevara, Grant Miller. "Technological Progress and Health Convergence: The Case of Penicillin in Post-War Italy." February 2019.
Song, Lina, and Soroush Saghafian. "Do Hospital Closures Improve the Efficiency and Quality of Other Hospitals?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-006, January 2019.
Andrews, Jason R., Stephen Baker, Florian Marks, Marcella Alsan, Denise Garrett, Bruce G. Gellin, Samir K. Saha et al. "Typhoid Conjugate Vaccines: A New Tool in the Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance." The Lancet Infectious Diseases 19.1 (January 2019): e26-e30.
Chandra, Amitabh, Benjamin Handel, and Joshua Schwartzstein. "Behavioral Economics and Health-Care Markets." Handbook of Behavioral Economics: Applications and Foundations. North-Holland, 2019, 459-502.
Bagley, Nicholas, Benjamin Berger, Amitabh Chandra, Craig Garthwaite, and Ariel D. Stern. "The Orphan Drug Act at 35: Observations and an Outlook for the Twenty-First Century." Innovation Policy and the Economy 19.1 (January 2019): 97-137.
Watkins, David A., Gavin Yamey, Marco Schäferhoff, Olusoji Adeyi, George Alleyne, Ala Alwan, Seth Berkley et al. "Alma-Ata at 40 Years: Reflections from the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health." The Lancet 392.10156 (October 2018): 1434-1460.
Hodgson, Nicole R., Souroush Saghafian, Lanyu Mi, Matthew R. Buras, Eric D. Katz, Jesse M. Pines, Leon Sanchez, Scott Silvers, Steven A. Maher, and Stephen J. Traub. "Are Testers Also Admitters? Comparing Emergency Physician Resource Utilization and Admitting Practices." Journal of Emergency Medicine 36.10 (October 2018): 1865-1869.
Saghafian, Soroush, Raha Imanirad, and Stephen J. Traub. "Who is an Efficient and Effective Physician? Evidence from Emergence Medicine." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-029, September 2018.
Traub, Stephen J., Soroush Saghafian, Adam C. Bartley, Matthew R. Buras, Christopher F. Stewart, and Brian T.Kruse. "The Durability of Operational Improvements with Rotational Patient Assignment." The American Journal of Emergency Medicine 36.8 (August 2018): 1367-1371.
Shepard, Mark, Kate Ho, and Ariel Pakes. "The Evolution of Health Insurer Costs in Massachusetts, 2010-12." Review of Industrial Organization 53.1 (August 2018): 117-137.
Sommers, Benjamin D., Mark Shepard, and Katherine Hempstead. "Why Did Employer Coverage Fall In Massachusetts After The ACA? Potential Consequences Of A Changing Employer Mandate." Health Affairs 37.7 (July 2018): 1144-1152.
Woolcock, Michael. "Enhancing Public Health Outcomes in Developing Countries: From Good Policies and Best Practices to Better Implementation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-016, February 2018.
McGuire, Thomas G., and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Medicare Advantage: Regulated Competition in the Shadow of a Public Option." Risk Adjustment, Risk Sharing and Premium Regulation in Health Insurance Market. Academic Press, 2018, 563-598.
Shepard, Mark, Timothy Layton, and Alice Ndikumana. "Health Plan Payment in Medicaid Managed Care: A Hybrid Model of Regulated Competition." Risk Adjustment, Risk Sharing, and Premium Regulation in Health Insurance Markets: Theory and Practice. Ed. Thomas McGuire and Richard van Kleef. Elsevier, 2018.
Shepard, Mark, Timothy Layton, and Ellen Montz. "Health Plan Payment in U.S. Marketplaces: Regulated Competition with a Weak Mandate." Risk Adjustment, Risk Sharing, and Premium Regulation in Health Insurance Markets: Theory and Practice. Ed. Thomas McGuire and Richard van Kleef. Elsevier, 2018.