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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

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.
Ang, Desmond, Panka Bencsik, Jesse Bruhn, and Ellora Derenoncourt. "Police Violence Reduces Civilian Cooperation and Engagement with Law Enforcement." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-022, September 2021.
Masoud, Tarek, A.Kadir Yildirim, and Peter Mandaville. "Will the Pandemic Spark a Religious Revival in the Muslim World?" Washington Post. April 2, 2021.
Shattuck, John, and Mathias Risse. "Reimagining Rights & Responsibilities in the United States: Gun Rights and Public Safety." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-006, March 2021.
Ganz, Marshall. "The Role of Leadership in Cultivating Collective Democratic Voice." The American Prospect. February 26, 2021.
Bourdeaux, Margaret, Jessica Kaushal, Linda J. Bilmes, Annmarie Sasdi, Megan Mishra, and Anne Hoyt. "Estimating the Costs and Benefits of Supported Quarantine and Isolation in Massachusetts: The Missing Link in Covid-19 Response." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-003, February 2021.
Livingston, Robert. The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations. Currency, 2021.
Carlana, Michela, and Eliana La Ferrara. "Apart but Connected: Online Tutoring and Student Outcomes during the COVID-19 Pandemic." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-001, February 2021.
Ang, Desmond. "The Effects of Police Violence on Inner-City Students." Quarterly Journal of Economics 136.1 (February 2021): 115-168.
Cheng, Albert, Michael B. Henderson, Paul E. Peterson, and Martin R. West. "Cost-benefit Information Closes Aspiration Gaps – if Parents Think Their Child is Ready for College." Education Economics (01/20/2021).
Masoud, Tarek. "The Arab Spring at 10: Kings or People?" Journal of Democracy 32.1 (January 2021): 139-154.
Peterson, Paul E. "Vaccination by Age Is the Way to Go." Wall Street Journal, January 12, 2021.
Garrett, Shaylyn Romney, and Robert D. Putnam. "Why Did Racial Progress Stall in America?" New York Times, 12/04/2020.
Avery, Christopher, Susan Dynarski, and Sarah Turner. "Low-Income Students Lose Ground." Science 370.6521 (December 4, 2020): 1141.
Alsan, Marcella, Katherine Eriksson, and Gregory Niemesh. "Understanding the Success of the Know-Nothing Party." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-035, November 2020.
Ang, Desmond, and Jonathan Tebes. "Civic Responses to Police Violence." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-033, October 2020.
Smith, Sandra Susan. "We’ve Seen These Proposed Boston Police Reforms before -- They Don’t Work." Boston Globe, October 16, 2020.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Covid-19 and the Climate Crisis are Part of the Same Battle." The Guardian, October 2020.
Shakeel, M. Danish, and Paul E. Peterson. "Changes in the Performance of Students in Charter and District Sectors of U. S. Education: An Analysis of Nationwide Trends." Journal of School Choice 14.4 (September 2020): 604-632.
Schneider, Daniel, Kristen Harknett, and Sigrid Luhr. "Who Cares if Parents have Unpredictable Work Schedules?: Just-in-Time Work Schedules and Child Care Arrangements." Social Problems (September 14, 2020).
Wilkinson, Robert, and Kimberlyn Leary. "Leading with Intentionality: The 4P Framework for Strategic Leadership." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-029, September 2020.
Schneider, Daniel, and Kristen Harknett. "Hard Times: Routine Schedule Unpredictability and Material Hardship among Service Sector Workers." Social Forces (August 2020).
Schneider, Daniel, Ben Bowyer, Jamie Austin, and Jacob Leos-Urbel. "Taking Count: Poverty, Insecurity, and Privilege in the Bay Area." July 30, 2020.
Liebman, Jeffrey, and Scott Kleiman. "Child Welfare Management and Delivery Solutions." July 2020.
Masoud, Tarek, and Aytug Sasmaz. "Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia is a mosque again. Do Turkish citizens want Erdogan to restore the caliphate?" Washington Post. July 24, 2020.
Harknett, Kristen, and Daniel Schneider. "Essential Workers Should Be Treated with More Respect." San Francisco Chronicle. July 11, 2020.
Ang, Desmond. "The Effects of Police Violence on Inner-City Students." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-016, June 2020.
Schneider, Daniel, Kristen Harknett, and Megan Collins. "Working in the Service Sector in New Jersey." Shift Project Research Brief, 2020.
Schneider, Daniel, and Kristen Harknett. "Essential and Vulnerable: Service-Sector Workers and Paid Sick Leave." Shift Project Research Brief, 2020.
Bloemraad, Irene, Benjamin Bowyer, Taeku Lee, Daniel Schneider, Kim Voss, Jamie Austin, and Jacob Leos-Urbel. "Taking Count: A Study on Poverty in the Bay Area." Tipping Point Community, 2020.
Schneider, Daniel. "Essential and Unprotected: COVID-19-Related Health and Safety Procedures for Service-Sector Workers." Shift Project Research Brief, 2020.
Schneider, Daniel, and Kristen Harknett. "Close to the Edge: Service Workers and Their Children at the Front Lines of a Crisis." William T. Grant Foundation Blog, April 2020.
Schneider, Daniel, and Kristen Harknett. "Estimates of Workers Who Lack Access to Paid Sick Leave at 91 Large Service Sector Employers." Shift Project Research Brief, 2020.
Schneider, Daniel. "Precarious and Unequal: Job Quality in the Bay Area. Taking Count Survey Report, Tipping Point Community." 2020.
Schneider, Daniel, Kristen Harknett. "Essential and Unprotected: While CA Leads the Way, America's Grocery, Retail and Food Service Workers Still Lack Paid Sick Leave Amid Pandemic." Sacramento Bee, 2020.
Harknett, Kristen, Daniel Schneider. "Precarious Work Schedules and Population Health." Health Affairs (2020).
Schneider, Daniel, and Kristen Harknett. "Paid Sick Leave in Virginia: Evidence from the Shift Project." Shift Project, 2020.
Ho, Helen, Daniel Schneider, and Kristen Harknett. "COVID-19 Safety Measures Update." Shift Project, 2020.
Schneider, Daniel, Kristen Harknett, and Annette Gailliot. "Unemployed Without a Net: Few Unemployed Service Sector Workers Received UI and Many Experienced Hardships." Shift Project, 2020.
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.
Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
Ganz, Marshall, and Art Reyes III. "Renewing Democracy Requires the Creation of an Inclusive Collective." Sanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2020).
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, and Michael Hankinson. "Concentrated Burdens: How Self-Interest and Partisanship Shape Opinion on Opioid Treatment Policy." American Political Science Review 113.4 (November 2019): 1078-1084.
Garay, Candelaria and Maria Marta Maroto. "Local Health Care Provision as a Territorial Power-Building Strategy: Non-Aligned Mayors in Argentina." Comparative Politics 52.1 (October 2019).
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Bringing Market Forces to the Transportation Equation." Governing. April 16, 2019.
Bonnet, Florence, Joann Vanek, and Martha Chen. "Women and Men in the Informal Economy: A Statistical Brief." WIEGO and ILO, January 2019.
Alesina, Alberto, Michela Carlana, Eliana La Ferrara, and Paolo Pinotti. "Revealing Stereotypes: Evidence from Immigrants in Schools." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-040, November 2018.
Carlana, Michela and Marco Tabellini. "Happily Ever After: Immigration, Natives’ Marriage, and Fertility." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-035, July 2018.
Ang, Desmond. "Do 40-Year-Old Facts Still Matter? Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight under the Voting Rights Act." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-033, October 2018.
Baum, Matthew A., Dara Kay Cohen, Susanne Schwarz, and Yuri Zhukov. "The Way Kavanaugh’s Supporters Are Talking About Sexual Assault Allegations Can Be Dangerous, Our New Study Finds." The Washington Post: The Monkey Cage, September 27, 2018.