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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

Dobbie, Will, Adrien Auclert, and Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham. "Macroeconomic Effects of Debt Relief: Consumer Bankruptcy Protections in the Great Recession." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series, March 2019.
Bonnet, Florence, Joann Vanek, and Martha Chen. "Women and Men in the Informal Economy: A Statistical Brief." WIEGO and ILO, January 2019.
Furman, Jason, and Peter Orszag. "Slower Productivity and Higher Inequality: Are They Related?" June 2018.
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.
Kaffenberger, Michelle, and Lant Pritchett. "More School or More Learning? Evidence from Learning Profiles from the Financial Inclusion Insights Data." May 2017.
Pritchett, Lant, and Justin Sandefur. "Girls’ Schooling and Women’s Literacy: Schooling Targets Alone Won’t Reach Learning Goals." February 2017.
Chen, Martha. "Expanding the Economic Potential of Women Informal Workers." Secretariat, UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, December 2016.
von Broembsen, Marlese, and Martha Chen. "Eliminating Legal Barriers from the Perspective of the Informal Economy." Secretariat, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, September 2016.
Klugman, Jeni, Laura Tyson, and Panel and Deputy Panel Members of UN High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment (including Martha Chen). "Leave No One Behind: A Call to Action for Gender Equality and Women's Economic Empowerment." Secretariat, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, September 2016.
Chen, Martha. "The Urban Informal Economy: Towards More Inclusive Cities." Urbanet, August 2016.
Ellwood, David. "Creating Mobility from Poverty." The US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, August 2016.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Aiming Higher Together: Strategizing Better Educational Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color." Urban Institute Research Report, May 2016.
Vanek, Joann, Martha Chen, and Govindan Raveendran. "A Guide to Obtaining Data on Types of Informal Workers in Official Statistics." WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 8, May 2015.
Hausmann, Ricardo. "Gender Gap Report 2014." World Economic Forum, November 2014.
Chen, Martha. "Statistics on the Informal Economy: Definitions, Regional Estimates & Challenges." WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 2, April 2014.
Chen, Martha. "Informal Economy Monitoring Study Sector Report: Home-Based Workers." Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, April 2014.
Glaeser, Edward L. "A World of Cities: The Causes and Consequences of Urbanization in Poorer Countries." National Bureau of Economic Research, December 2013.
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.
Bane, Mary Jo. "The Churches, Foreign Policy, and Global Poverty: New Approaches? New Partnerships?" Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland Working Paper, November 2011.
Dumitrescu, Anca, Dan Levy, Cara Orfield and Matt Sloan. "Impact Evaluation of Niger’s IMAGINE Program." Mathematica Policy Research, September 2011.
Dobbie, Will. "Teacher Characteristics and Student Achievement: Evidence from Teach For America." July 2011.
Hanna, Rema, and Leigh Linden. "Measuring Discrimination in Education." NBER Working Papers 15057, June 2009.