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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.
Von Broembsen, Marlese, Jenna Harvey, and Martha Chen. "Realizing Rights for Homeworkers: An Analysis of Governance Mechanisms." Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, March 2019.
Bonnet, Florence, Joann Vanek, and Martha Chen. "Women and Men in the Informal Economy: A Statistical Brief." WIEGO and ILO, January 2019.
Chen, Martha and Victoria Beard. "Including the Excluded: Supporting Informal Workers for More Equal and Productive Cities in the Global South." World Resources Institute, May 2018.
Chen, Martha, Jenna Harvey, Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, and Caroline Skinner. "Inclusive Public Spaces for Informal Livelihoods: A Discussion Paper for Urban Planners and Policy Makers." Cities Alliance and WIEGO, 2018.
Dobbie, Will. "Teacher Characteristics and Student Achievement: Evidence from Teach For America." July 2011.
Baum, Matthew A. "Coalition of the Unrestrained: Mass Media, Electoral Institutions, and the Constraining Effect of Global Opinion Regarding Iraq." Paper for International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 26-29, 2008.
Masoud, Tarek. "Why Do Important Social Movements Run in Rigged Elections for Seats in Rubber-stamp Legislatures?" Paper for the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Washington, DC, November 22, 2008.
King, David C. "Sampling Young Adults: The Effects of Survey Mode and Sampling Method on Inferences about the Political Behavior of College Students." Conference Paper for Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, August 28, 2008.
Norris, Pippa. "Reasoning Voters, Rational Publics." Paper for the Annual Meeting of the Political Science Association, Vancouver, June 4-6, 2008.
Norris, Pippa. "Elections and Power-sharing." Paper for the conference on Democratization by Elections, at University of Florida, Gainesville, 2007.
Norris, Pippa. "Cracking the Marble Ceiling: Cultural Barriers Facing Women Leaders." Conference on Women and News: Expanding the News Audience, Increasing Political Participation, and Informing Citizens, Shorenstein Center, November 2007.
Norris, Pippa. "Making Democracy Deliver." Keynote address at the conference on Democracy, Politics and Development, Wilton Park, October 2007.
Keyssar, Alexander. “Democracy as an Ongoing Project: Threats and Challenges to Democratic Governance in the U.S.” The September Project, University of Utah, September 2007.
Norris, Pippa. "Promoting Democracy." Women and Politics Caucus, American Political Science Association annual meeting, Chicago, August 2007.
Keyssar, Alexander. “Democracy as a Project: The Strange Career of Political Participation in the U.S.” Latin American Regional Forum, Monterrey, Mexico, August 2007.
Galston, William, and Elaine Kamarck with Sharon Burke. "Security First: A Strategy for Defending America." Third Way National Security Project, May 2007.
Norris, Pippa. "Christian Conservatism in Global Perspective: U.S. Exceptionalism (again)?" Paper for the Russell Sage Conference, New York, April 2007.
King, David C. "The 12th Biannual Youth Survey on Politics and Public Service." Harvard University, Institute of Politics, April 27, 2007.
King, David C. "A Blueprint for Transforming the Boston Election Department." Report to City of Boston, April 2007.
Norris, Pippa. "Do Power-Sharing Elections Work?" Paper for International Conference on Africa's Democratization and Electoral Processes, Johannesburg, South Africa, March 2007.
Norris, Pippa. "Democracy and Development." Ministerial Conference for the Community of Democracies, Bamako, Mali, March 2007.
Norris, Pippa. "Every Vote Counts: Elections and Turnout." Paper for Global Electoral Organization Conference, Washington DC, March 2007.
Keyssar, Alexander. “The Meaning of Democracy: Electoral Reform in Local and Global Contexts.” American Historical Association's Annual Meeting, January 2007.
Keyssar, Alexander. "Recent Trends in American Policy: Democracy Abroad but Not at Home." Institute for Advanced Study, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 8, 2006.
King, David C. "The 11th Biannual Youth Survey on Politics and Public Service." Harvard University, Institute of Politics, November 1, 2006.
Williams, Kim M. "The Wall: American Immigration Policy and the 2006 Congressional Elections." Tufts University Conference Paper, November 2006.
Norris, Pippa. "Party Development in Conflict-Prone Societies." Clingdael Institute, The Hague, October 25-27, 2006.
Keyssar, Alexander. "Voter Registration: Past and Present." Voter Identification/Registration Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 5, 2006.
Norris, Pippa. "Getting the Message Out: A Two-Step Model of the Role of the Internet in Campaign Communication Flows During the 2005 British General Election." American Political Science Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, August 31, 2006.
Baum, Matthew A., and Tim Groeling. "Rallying 'Round the Party: An Experimental Examination of Party Cues and Public Opinion." American Political Science Association Annual Conference, 2006.
King, David C. "Redefining Political Attitudes and Activism." Harvard University, Institute of Politics, April 11, 2006.
Wilkinson, Robert, et. al. "Preventing Violent Conflict." Department for International Development (DFID), March 2006.
Baum, Matthew A., Tim Groeling, and Martie Haselton. "Political Scandal, Gender, and Tabloid News: An Experimental Examination of Consumer Preferences for Scandalous News." American Political Science Association Annual Conference, 2006.
Poiré, Alejandro. "The Problem of Money in Electoral Politics: A Latin American Perspective." David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, November 29, 2005.
King, David C. "Redefining Political Attitudes and Activism." Harvard University, Institute of Politics, November 16, 2005.
Galston, William A., and Elaine C. Kamarck. "The Politics of Polarization." The Third Way Middle Class Project, October 2005.
Norris, Pippa. "Did the Media Matter? Priming, Persuasion and Mobilizing Effects in the 2005 British General Election." Elections, Parties and Public Opinion Group of the PSA (EPOP) University of Essex, September 2005.
Norris, Pippa. "Radical right: Voters and Parties in the Electoral Marketplace." European Consortium of Political Research Annual Conference, September 2005.
Norris, Pippa. "Rearranging the Deckchairs on the Titanic? Evaluating the Initiatives for Voter Mobilization and Electoral Reform Introduced by the UK Electoral Commission." American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, September 2005.
Norris, Pippa. "Ethnic Pluralism and Consensus Democracy Revisited." American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, September 2005.
Norris, Pippa. "The Impact of Electoral Reform on the Representation of Women and Ethnic Minorities." Conference on Electoral Reform in the Netherlands, Amsterdam, September 2005.
Norris, Pippa. "Does Consensus Democracy Generate Political Stability in Plural Societies?" Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2005.
Norris, Pippa. "Women in Parliament: A Review of the Current Situation." United Nations 49th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, March 2005.
Norris, Pippa. "Development in Party Communications." NDI Handbook: The Present and Future Role of Political Parties in Democratic Institutions, 2005.
King, David C. "Coming of Age: The Political Awakening of a Generation." Harvard University, Institute of Politics, October 2004.
King, David C. "College and University Voter Mobilization Efforts." Harvard University, Institute of Politics, September 2004.
King, David C. "Are You Talking to Me? A Guide to Reaching Young Voters." Harvard University, Institute of Politics, August 2004.
King, David C., and Richard Zeckhauser. "Congressional Vote Options." Working Paper, December 18, 2001.
King, David C. "Party Competition and Fidelity to the Median Voter in the U.S. Congress." Working Paper, December 18, 2001.