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.

Faculty Publications

Clark, Chelsey S., Elizabeth Levy Paluck, Sean J. Westwood, Maya Sen, Neil Malhotra, and Stephen Jessee. "Effects of a US Supreme Court ruling to restrict abortion rights." Nature Human Behaviour 8.1 (January 2024): 63-71.
Gray, Bradley M., Rebecca S. Lipner, Robert O. Roswell, Alicia Fernandez, Jonathan L. Vandergrift, and Marcella Alsan. "Adoption of Internal Medicine Milestone Ratings and Changes in Bias Against Black, Latino, and Asian Internal Medicine Residents." Annals of Internal Medicine (December 26, 2023).
Linos, Elizabeth, Sanaz Mobasseri, and Nina Roussille. "Asymmetric Peer Effects at Work: The Effect of White Coworkers on Black Women's Careers." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-031, November 2023.
Lasky-Fink, Jessica, and Elizabeth Linos. "Improving delivery of the social safety net: The role of stigma." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP22-022, November 2022.
Acharya, Avidit, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen. "Slavery, Politics, and Causality." August 24, 2023.
Risse, Mathias. "A Radical Reckoning with Cultural Devastation and Its Aftermath: Reflections on Wub-e-ke-niew’s We Have the Right to Exist." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP23-025, August 2023.
Ang, Desmond. "The Birth of a Nation: Media and Racial Hate." American Economic Review 113.6 (June 2023): 1424-1460.
Stansbury, Anna, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, and Karen Dynan. "Gender gaps in South Korea’s labour market: children explain most of the gender employment gap, but little of the gender wage gap." Applied Economics Letters (May 3, 2023).
Schwartz, Aaron L., Marcella Alsan, Alanna A. Morris, and Scott D. Halpern. "Why Diverse Clinical Trial Participation Matters." New England Journal of Medicine 388.14 (April 6, 2023): 1252-1254.
Grossman, Joshua, Julian Nyarko, and Sharad Goel. "Racial bias as a multi-stage, multi-actor problem: An analysis of pretrial detention." Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 1 (March 2023): 86-133.
Cohen, Dara Kay, Danielle F. Jung, and Michael Weintraub. "Collective Vigilantism in Global Comparative Perspective." Comparative Politics 55.2 (January 2023): 239-261.
Smith, Sandra Susan. "How Pretrial Incarceration Diminishes Individuals' Employment Prospects." Federal Probation 86.3 (December 2022): 11-18.
Muhammad, Khalil Gibran, Bruce Western, Yamrot Negussie, and Emily Backes, eds. Reducing Racial Inequality in Crime and Justice: Science, Practice, and Policy. National Academies Press, 2022.
Arnold, David, Will Dobbie, and Peter Hull. "Measuring Racial Discrimination in Bail Decisions." American Economic Review 112.9 (September 2022): 2992-3038.
Cai, William, Johann Gaebler, Justin Kaashoek, Lisa Pinals, Samuel Madden, and Sharad Goel. "Measuring racial and ethnic disparities in traffic enforcement with large-scale telematics data." PNAS Nexus 1.4 (September 2022).
Routel, Colette, Joseph Kalt, et al. "Brief for Indian Law and Policy Professors as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioner in United States v. Cooley." University of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper, July 2022.
Ang, Desmond. "The Birth of a Nation: Media and Racial Hate." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-038, November 2020 (Updated July 2022).
Nilforoshan, Hamed, Johann D Gaebler, Ravi Shroff, and Sharad Goel. "Causal Conceptions of Fairness and their Consequences." Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Machine Learning 162 (2022): 16848-16887.
Sullivan, Margaret M., Margareta Matache, Samuel Peisch, and Jacqueline Bhabha. "Reproductive healthcare in immigration detention: The imperative of informed consent." The Lancet Regional Health – Americas 10 (June 2022): 100211.
Wilkinson, Robert, and Kimberlyn Leary. "Leading with Intentionality: The 4P Framework for Strategic Leadership." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-029, April 2022.
Feigenbaum, James, Maxwell Palmer, and Benjamin Schneer. ""Descended from Immigrants and Revolutionists:" How Family History Shapes Immigration Policymaking." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-028, March 2022.
Gaebler, Johann, William Cai, Guillaume Basse, Ravi Shroff, Sharad Goel, and Jennifer Hill. "A Causal Framework for Observational Studies of Discrimination." Statistics and Public Policy 9.1 (2022): 26-48.
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.
Chohlas-Wood, Alex, Madison Coots, Henry Zhu, Emma Brunskill, and Sharad Goel. "Learning to be Fair: A Consequentialist Approach to Equitable Decision-Making." February 2022.
Carlana, Michela, Eliana La Ferrara, and Paolo Pinotti. "Goals and Gaps: Educational Careers of Immigrant Children." Econometrica 90.1 (January 2022): 1-29.
Muhammad, Khalil. "The Foundational Lawlessness of the Law Itself: Racial Criminalization & the Punitive Roots of Punishment in America." Daedalus 151.1 (Winter 2022): 107-120.
Nyarko, Julian, Sharad Goel, and Roseanna Sommers. "Breaking Taboos in Fair Machine Learning: An Experimental Study." EAAMO '21: Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization. Association for Computing Machinery, 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.
Carlana, Michela, and Lucia Corno. "Parents and Peers: Gender Stereotypes in the Field of Study." CEPR Working Paper Series, September 2021.
Matache, Margareta, Jennifer Leaning, and Jacqueline Bhabha. "Hatred against Roma in times of pandemic." Public Health, Mental Health, And Mass Atrocity Prevention. Ed. Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, Caitlin O. Mahoney, Amy E. Meade, and Arlan F. Fuller. Routledge, 2021.
Chohlas-Wood, Alex, Joe Nudell, Keniel Yao, Zhiyuan (Jerry) Lin, Julian Nyarko, and Sharad Goel. "Blind Justice: Algorithmically Masking Race in Charging Decisions." Proceedings of the 2021 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society. Association for Computing Machinery, July 2021, 35-45.
Goel, Sharad, Ravi Shroff, Jennifer Skeem, and Christopher Slobogin. "The accuracy, equity, and jurisprudence of criminal risk assessment." Research handbook on Big Data Law. Ed. Roland Vogl. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021, 9-28.
Carlana, Michela, Paolo Pinotti, and Eliana La Ferrara. "Stereotypes about immigrant students and discrimination in grading." LISER Policy Briefs, May 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.
Ang, Desmond. "The Effects of Police Violence on Inner-City Students." Quarterly Journal of Economics 136.1 (February 2021): 115-168.
Bhabha, Jacqueline. "Unfinished Business: The Long Road Ahead to Civil Rights and Roma Rights." Human Rights Quarterly 43.1 (February 2021): 197-201.
Ganguli, Ina, Ricardo Hausmann, and Martina Viarengo. "Gender Differences in Professional Career Dynamics: New Evidence from a Global Law Firm." Economica 88.349 (January 2021): 105-128.
Chilazi, Siri, and Irish Bohnet. "Économie comportementale: quand défi nir des objectifs aide à promouvoir la diversité, l’équité et l’inclusion." Guide de l'Économie Comportementale (2021): 21-38.
Shattuck, John, and Mathias Risse. "Racial Discrimination." Reimagining Rights and Responsibilities in the United States, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, 12/8/2020.
Ang, Desmond, and Jonathan Tebes. "Civic Responses to Police Violence." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-033, October 2020.
Smith, Sandra Susan. "The Massachusetts Bail Fund Is on the Right Side of the Law — and Justice." The Boston Globe. August 18, 2020.
Ang, Desmond. "The Effects of Police Violence on Inner-City Students." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-016, June 2020.
Schwarz, Susanne, Matthew A. Baum, and Dara Kay Cohen. "(Sex) Crime and Punishment in the #MeToo Era: How the Public Views Rape." Political Behavior (May 2020).
Smith, Sandra Susan, and Jonathan Simon, eds. The Criminal Justice System as a Labor Market Institution: Special Issue of RSF, The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences). Russell Sage Foundation, April 2020.
Gonzalez, Yanilda. Authoritarian Police in Democracy: Contested Security in Latin America. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Power, Samantha. The Education of an Idealist. HarperCollins, 2019.
Ang, Desmond. "Do 40-Year-Old Facts Still Matter? Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight under the Voting Rights Act." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11.3 (July 2019): 1-53.
Baum, Matthew A., Bryce J. Dietrich, Rebecca Goldstein, and Maya Sen. "Estimating the Effect of Asking About Citizenship on the US Census: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-015, April 2019.
Norris, Pippa. "Silver or Lead? Why Violence and Corruption Limit Women’s Representation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-011, 2019.
Carlana, Michela. "Implicit Stereotypes: Evidence from Teachers' Gender Bias." Quarterly Journal of Economics (March 2019).