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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working publications and papers 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.
de Jong, Jorrit, Maurits Waardenburg, Bertine Steenbergen, and Nicholas Vachon. "All Minds on Deck? Assessing Distributed Strategic Capacity in Public-Sector Organizations." Review of Public Personnel Administration 43.1 (March 2023): 33–55.
Yemiscigil, Ayse, Dana Born, and Horace Ling. "What Makes Leadership Development Programs Succeed?" Harvard Business Review (February 28, 2023).
Challenges of effective governance for sustainable development at subnational government levels: introduction to this thematic issue of Public Sector Economics
Aiyar, Yamini, Rolf Alter, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Challenges of effective governance for sustainable development at subnational government levels: introduction to this thematic issue of Public Sector Economics." Public Sector Economics Journal (December 2022): 456-458.
Glaeser, Edward L., Caitlin S. Gorback, and James M. Poterba. "How Regressive are Mobility-Related User Fees and Gasoline Taxes?" NBER Working Paper Series, December 2022.
Moore, Don A., and Max H. Bazerman. "Leadership & overconfidence." Behavioral Science & Policy 8.2 (2022): 59-69.
Bazerman, Max H. Complicit: How We Enable the Unethical and How to Stop. Princeton University Press, 2022.
Yemiscigil, Ayse, Dana Born, Scott Snook, and Emily Pate. "Authentic leader(ship) development and leaders' psychological well-being: an outcome-wide analysis." Leadership & Organization Development Journal 43.8 (2022): 1287-1307.
Linos, Elizabeth, Allen Prohofsky, Aparna Ramesh, Jesse Rothstein, and Matthew Unrath. "Can Nudges Increase Take-Up of the EITC? Evidence from Multiple Field Experiments." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 14.4 (November 2022): 432-452.
Lasky-Fink, Jessica, and Todd Rogers. "Signals of value drive engagement with multi-round information interventions." PLOS One 17.10 (October 2022): e0276072.
In COVID-19 Health Messaging, Loss Framing Increases Anxiety with Little-to-No Concomitant Benefits: Experimental Evidence from 84 Countries
Dorison, Charles A., Jennifer S. Lerner, et al. "In COVID-19 Health Messaging, Loss Framing Increases Anxiety with Little-to-No Concomitant Benefits: Experimental Evidence from 84 Countries." Affective Science 3 (September 2022): 577-602.
O'Brien, Timothy. "Why Management Schools May Never Change: Insights from the Early Years at Yale School of Management." Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings 2022.1 (August 2022).
Carnevale, Joel B., Rachael Goodwin, Hannah Riley Bowles, Jennifer R. Overbeck, Siting Wang, Lei Huang, Zhi Liu, Lin Wang, Mo Wang, Ying Wang, Lingtao Yu and Michael James Zyphur. "Gender and Leadership: Exploring Novel Questions, Theories, and Boundary Conditions." Academy of Management Proceedings 2022.1 (August 2022).
Linos, Elizabeth, Krista Ruffini, and Stephanie Wilcoxen. "Reducing Burnout and Resignations among Frontline Workers: A Field Experiment." Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 32.3 (July 2022): 473-488.
Linos, Elizabeth, Jessica Lasky-Fink, Meghan Halley, Urmimala Sarkar, Christina Mangurian, Hala Sabry, Eleni Linos, and Reshma Jagsi. "Impact of Sexual Harassment and Social Support on Burnout in Physician Mothers." Journal of Women's Health 31.7 (July 2022): 932-940.
Ganz, Marshall, Julia Lee Cunningham, Inbal Ben Ezer and Alaina Segura. "Crafting Public Narrative to Enable Collective Action: A Pedagogy for Leadership Development." Academy of Management Learning & Education (June 2022).
Where you sit is where you stand: education-based descriptive representation and perceptions of democratic quality
Mayne, Quinton, and Yvette Peters. "Where you sit is where you stand: education-based descriptive representation and perceptions of democratic quality." West European Politics (May 2022).
Linos, Elizabeth. "When Governments Use Nudges: Measuring Impact “At Scale”." Behavioral Science in the Wild. Ed. Nina Mažar and Dilip Soman. University of Toronto Press, 2022, 20-28.
Measuring What Matters: Principles for a Balanced Data Suite That Prioritizes Problem-Solving and Learning
Bridges, Kate, and Michael Woolcock. "Measuring What Matters: Principles for a Balanced Data Suite That Prioritizes Problem-Solving and Learning." World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, May 2022.
Gergen, David. Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made. Simon and Schuster, 2022.
Wilkinson, Robert, and Kimberlyn Leary. "Leading with Intentionality: The 4P Framework for Strategic Leadership." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-029, April 2022.
Moore, Don A., and Max H. Bazerman. Decision Leadership: Empowering Others to Make Better Choices. Yale University Press, 2022.
Eaves, David, Leonie Bolte, Omayra Chuquihuara, and Surabhi Hodigere. "Best Practices for the Governance of Digital Public Goods." Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, April 2022.
Bertelli, Anthony, Norma Riccucci, Paola Canterelli, Maria Cucciniello, Christian Grose, Peter John, Elizabeth Linos, Anjali Thomas, and Martin Williams. "The (Missing?) Role of Institutions in Behavioral Public Administration." Journal of Behavioral Public Administration 5.1 (April 2022): 1-25.
When Perceptions of Public Service Harms the Public Servant: Predictors of Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in Government
Sciepura, Brenda, and Elizabeth Linos. "When Perceptions of Public Service Harms the Public Servant: Predictors of Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in Government." Review of Public Personnel Administration (April 2022).
Minson, Julia, and Francesca Gino. "Managing a Polarized Workforce." Harvard Business Review 100.3-4 (March 2022): 63-71.
Linos, Elizabeth, Vikash Reddy, and Jesse Rothstein. "Demystifying college costs: how nudges can and can't help." Behavioural Public Policy (March 2022): 1-22.
Bilmes, Linda J., and Cornell William Brooks. "The GI Bill was one of the worst racial injustices of the 20th century. Congress can fix it." Boston Globe. February 23, 2022.
Eaves, David and Sechi Kailasa. "The 2021 Digital Services Convening." Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, January 2022.
DellaVigna, Stefano and Elizabeth Linos. "RCTs to scale: Comprehensive evidence from two nudge units." Econometrica 90.1 (January 2022): 81-116.
Moore, Mark H. "Commentaries on “Public Value is Unknowable”: Valuing the Dimensions of Public Choices." Administration & Society 53.10 (November 2021): 1603-1609.
de Benedictis Kessner, Justin, and Kathryn Carlson. "What the Next Mayor Needs to Do About Boston's Transportation Crisis." Boston Area Research Initiative White Paper Series, September 2021.
Toward a Better Future: Building Back Better with Intelligent Civil Infrastructure - Smart Sensors and Self-Monitoring Civil Works
Goldsmith, Stephen, Betsy Gardner, and Jill Jamieson. "Toward a Better Future: Building Back Better with Intelligent Civil Infrastructure - Smart Sensors and Self-Monitoring Civil Works." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-023, September 2021.
Dorison, Charlie, Christopher Umphres, and Jennifer Lerner. "Staying the course: Decision makers who escalate commitment are trusted and trustworthy." Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (2021).
Battilana, Julie and Tiziana Casciaro. "Don’t Let Power Corrupt You." Harvard Business Review. September-October 2021.
Frankel, Jeffrey A., and Randy Kotti. "The Virus, Vaccination, and Voting." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-021, August 2021.
Bernhard, Rachel, and Justin de Benedictis Kessner. "Men and Women Candidates Are Similarly Persistent After Losing Elections." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118.26 (June 29, 2021).
de Benedictis Kessner, Justin. "Strategic Partisans: Electoral Motivations and Partisanship in Local Government Communication." Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy 2.2 (June 2021): 227-248.
Battilana, Julie. "For Social Business to Become the Norm, We Need to Build a Social Business Infrastructure." Stanford Social Innovation Review (May 19, 2021).
Donovan, Joan. "Recomendaciones concretas para contrarrestar la información errónea durante la pandemia de COVID-19." Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública 45 (May 2021).
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Statistics And the Pandemic." The Project Syndicate, May 2021.
oison Parasite Counter: Turning Duplicitous Mass Communications Into Self-Negating Memory-Retrieval Cues
Cialdini, Robert, Jessica Lasky-Fink, Linda J. Demaine, Daniel W. Barrett, Brad J. Sagarin, and Todd Rogers. "oison Parasite Counter: Turning Duplicitous Mass Communications Into Self-Negating Memory-Retrieval Cues." Psychological Science (May 2021).
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "What Three Economists Taught Us About Currency Regimes." The Project Syndicate, April 2021.
Ganz, Marshall. "The Role of Leadership in Cultivating Collective Democratic Voice." The American Prospect. February 26, 2021.
Cook, Chaveso L., Melissa A. Shambach, Greta Zukauskaite, Emily A. Pate, and Dana H. Born. "Public Leadership with a Moral Purpose: A Phenomenological View." The Journal of Character & Leadership Development 8.1 (Winter 2021): 144-159.
Linos, Elizabeth, Meghan C. Halley, Urmimala Sarkar, Christina Mangurian, Hala Sabry, Kristan Olazo, Kusum S. Mathews, Lisa Diamond, Monika K. Goyal, Eleni Linos, and Reshma Jagsi. "Anxiety Levels Among Physician Mothers During the COVID-19 Pandemic." The American Journal of Psychiatry, 178.2, February 1, 2021, 203-204.
Moore, Mark H. "Creating Public Value: The Core Idea of Strategic Management in Government." International Journal of Professional Business Review 6.1 (January 2021): 219.
Power, Samantha. "La ventaja de Estados Unidos y la oportunidad de Biden: el poder de la capacidad de hacer." Foreign affairs: Latinoamérica 21.1 (January 2021): 2-15.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Joe Biden Will Lead the US Back to International Cooperation." The Guardian, December 2020.
Cohen, Dara Kay, Connor Huff, and Robert Schub. "At War and at Home: The Consequences of US Women Combat Casualties." Journal of Conflict Resolution (October 29, 2020).
Kellerman, Barbara, and Todd L. Pittinsky. Leaders Who Lust: Power, Money, Sex, Success, Legitimacy, Legacy. Cambridge University Press, 2020.