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, Hans Gronqvist, Susan Niknami, Marten Palme, and Mikael Priks. "The Intergenerational Effects of Parental Incarceration." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-031, 2019.
Dobbie, Will, and Jae Song. "Targeted Debt Relief and the Origins of Financial Distress: Experimental Evidence from Distressed Credit Card Borrowers." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-030, 2019.
Dobbie, Will, Andres Liberman, Daniel Paravisini, and Vikram Pathania. "Measuring Bias in Consumer Lending." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-029, 2019.
Feigenbaum, James, Maxwell Palmer, and Benjamin Schneer. "'Descended from Immigrants and Revolutionists': How Family Immigration History Shapes Representation in Congress." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-028, September 2019.
Chenoweth, Erica, and Evan Perkoski. "A Source of Escalation or a Source of Restraint? An Empirical Investigation of How Civil Society Affects Mass Killings." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-027, September 2019.
Lasky-Fink, Jessica, Carly Robinson, Hedy Chang, and Todd Rogers. "Using Behavioral Insights to Improve Truancy Notifications." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-026, August 2019.
Deming, David, and Kadeem L. Noray. "STEM Careers and the Changing Skill Requirements of Work." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-025, August 2019.
Nelson, Jonathan K., and Richard Zeckhauser. "Risky Business: Commissioning Portraits in Renaissance Italy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-024, July 2019.
Zeckhauser, Richard. "Strategic Sorting: The Role of Ordeals in Health Care." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-023, June 2019.
Shoag, Daniel. "Health Care Spending Projections and Policy Changes: Recognizing the Limits of Existing Forecasts." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-022, June 2019.
Kotowski, Maciej. "First-Price Auctions with Budget Constraints." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-021, June 2019.
Arkedis, Jean, Jessica Creighton, Akshay Dixit, Archon Fung, Stephen Kosack, Dan Levy, and Courtney Tolmie. "Can Transparency and Accountability Programs Improve Health? Experimental Evidence from Indonesia and Tanzania." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-020, June 2019.
Saghafian, Soroush, Nikolaos Trichakis, Ruihao Zhu, and Helen A. Shih. "Joint Patient Selection and Scheduling under No-Shows: Theory and Application in Proton Therapy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-019, May 2019.
Saghafian, Soroush, Raha Imanirad, and Stephen J. Traub. "Do Physicians Influence Each Other’s Performance? Evidence from the Emergency Department." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-018, May 2019.
Stavins, Robert N. "The Future of U.S. Carbon-Pricing Policy: Normative Assessment and Positive Prognosis." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-017, May 2019.
Kotowski, Maciej. "A Perfectly Robust Approach to Multiperiod Matching Problems." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-016, May 2019 (Updated August 2019).
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.
Aperjis, Christina, Maciej Kotowski, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Efficient Division When Preferences are Private: Using the Expected Externality Mechanism." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-014, April 2019.
Aldy, Joseph. "Birds of a Feather: Estimating the Value of Statistical Life from Dual-Earner Families." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-013, April 2019.
Hanushek, Eric A., Paul E. Peterson, Laura M. Talpey, and Ludger Woessmann. "The Unwavering SES Achievement Gap: Trends in U.S. Student Performance." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-012, March 2019.
Norris, Pippa. "Silver or Lead? Why Violence and Corruption Limit Women’s Representation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-011, 2019.
Risse, Mathias. "Human Rights, Artificial Intelligence and Heideggerian Technoskepticism: The Long (Worrisome?) View." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-010, February 2019.
Meyer, Josefin, Carmen M. Reinhart, and Christoph Trebesch. "Sovereign Bonds since Waterloo." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-009, February 2019.
Bohnet, Iris, and Farzad Saidi. "Informational Inequity Aversion and Performance." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-008, February 2019.
Paryavi, Maliheh, Iris Bohnet, and Alexandra van Geen. "Descriptive Norms and Gender Diversity: Reactance from Men." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-007, 2019.
Song, Lina, and Soroush Saghafian. "Do Hospital Closures Improve the Efficiency and Quality of Other Hospitals?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-006, January 2019.
Reinhart, Carmen. "Financial Crises: Past and Future." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-005, January 2019.
Reinhart, Carmen. "The Curious Case of the Missing Defaults." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-004, January 2019.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Should the Fed Be Constrained?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-003, December 2018.
Scherer, F.M. "Managerial Control and Executive Compensation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-002, January 2019.
Dogan, Pinar. "Gender Differences in Volunteer's Dilemma: Evidence from Teamwork among Graduate Students." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-001, January 2019.
Banerjee, Abhijit, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto. "The (Lack of) Distortionary Effects of Proxy-Means Tests: Results from a Nationwide Experiment in Indonesia." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-041, December 2018.
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.
Schmalensee, Richard, and Robert N. Stavins. "Policy Evolution under the Clean Air Act." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-039, November 2018.
Schatzki, Todd, and Robert N. Stavins. "GHG Cap-and-Trade: Implications for Effective and Efficient Climate Policy in Oregon." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-038, November 2018.
Ramelli, Stefano, Alexander F. Wagner, Richard J. Zeckhauser, and Alexandre Ziegler. "Stock Price Rewards to Climate Saints and Sinners: Evidence from the Trump Election." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-037, September 2018.
Carlana, Michela, Eliana La Ferrara, and Paolo Pinotti. "Goals and Gaps: Educational Careers of Immigrant Children." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-036, August 2018.
Carlana, Michela and Marco Tabellini. "Happily Ever After: Immigration, Natives’ Marriage, and Fertility." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-035, July 2018.
Carlana, Michela. "Implicit Stereotypes: Evidence from Teachers’ Gender Bias." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-034, 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.
Levy, Dan, Mae Klinger, and Theodore Svoronos. "Two-Stage Examinations: Can Examinations Be More Formative Experiences?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-032, October 2018.
Goodman, Joshua, Oded Gurantz, and Jonathan Smith. "Take Two! SAT Retaking and College Enrollment Gaps." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-031, September 2018.
Mealy, Penny, J. Doyne Farmer, and Ricardo Hausmann. "Determining the Differences that Matter: Development and Divergence in US States over 1850-2010." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-030, September 2018.
Saghafian, Soroush, Raha Imanirad, and Stephen J. Traub. "Who is an Efficient and Effective Physician? Evidence from Emergence Medicine." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-029, September 2018.
Minson, Julia, Frances S. Chen, and Catherine H. Tinsley. "Why Won’t You Listen to Me? Measuring Receptiveness to Opposing Views." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-028, September 2018.
Rasouli, Mohammad, and Soroush Saghafian. "Robust Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-027, September 2018.
Lee, Henry, and Alex Clark. "Charging the Future: Challenges and Opportunities for Electric Vehicle Adoption." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-026, September 2018.
Schatzki, Todd, and Robert N. Stavins. "Key Issues Facing California's GHG Cap-and-Trade System for 2021-2030." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-025, July 2018.
Hanna, Rema, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Universal Basic Incomes vs. Targeted Transfers: Anti-Poverty Programs in Developing Countries." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-024, August 2018.
Ruggie, John Gerard, and Emily K. Middleton. "Money, Millennials and Human Rights: Sustaining ‘Sustainable Investing’." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-023, August 2018.