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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

Goldsmith, Stephen, and Charles "Skip" Stitt. "Fiscal Strategies to Help Cities Recover—and Prosper." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-019, June 2020.
Storer, Adam, Daniel Schneider, and Kristen Harknett. "What Explains Racial/Ethnic Inequality in Job Quality in the Service Sector?" American Sociological Review (June 2020).
Smith, Sandra. "These Protests Feel Different, but We Have to be Realistic: There's a Long Road Ahead." The Guardian, June 14, 2020.
Ang, Desmond. "The Effects of Police Violence on Inner-City Students." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-016, June 2020.
Dynan, Karen, Gene Amromin, and Jane Dokko. "Helping Homeowners During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Lessons from the Great Recession." Chicago Fed Letter. June 2020.
Smith, Sandra, and Nora Broege. "Searching for Work with a Criminal Record." Social Problems 67.2 (May 2020): 208-232.
Van Bavel, Jay J., Katherine Baicker, et al. "Using Social and Behavioural Science to Support COVID-19 Pandemic Response." Nature Human Behaviour 4 (April 2020): 460–471.
Smith, Sandra, 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.
Borjas, George. "Demographic Determinants of Testing Incidence and COVID-19 Infections in New York City Neighborhoods." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-008, April 2020.
Zlatev, Julian J., and Todd Rogers. "Returnable Reciprocity: When Optional Gifts Increase Compliance." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-007, March 2020.
Smith, Sandra, and Jonathan Simon. "Exclusion and Extraction: Criminal Justice Contact and the Reallocation of Labor." RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation of the Social Sciences 6.1 (March 2020): 1-27.
Risse, Mathias, and Gabriel Wollner. On Trade Justice: A Philosophical Plea for a New Global Deal. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Alsan, Marcella, Owen Garrick, and Grant Graziani. "Does Diversity Matter for Health? Experimental Evidence from Oakland." American Economic Review 109.12 (December 2019): 4071-4111.
Chen, Jiafeng, Edward L. Glaeser, and David Wessel. "The (Non-) Effect of Opportunity Zones on Housing Prices." December 2019.
Newhouse, Joseph P., Mary Price, John Hsu, Bruce Landon, and J. Michael McWilliams. "Currently Reading Delivery System Performance as Financial Risk Varies." The American Journal of Managed Care (December 2019).
Seo, Veri, Travis P. Baggett, Anne N. Thorndike, Peter Hull, John Hsu, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Vicki Fung. "Access to Care Among Medicaid and Uninsured Patients in Community Health Centers After the Affordable Care Act." BMC Health Services Research 19.1 (December 2019): 291.
Risse, Mathias. "Human Rights & Social Order: Philosophical, Practical, and Public Policy Dimensions." December 2019.
Chandra, Amitabh, and Craig Garthwaite. "Economic Principles for Medicare Reform." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 686.1 (December 2019): 63-92.
Atkinson, Mariam K., and Soroush Saghafian. "Who Should See the Patient? On Discretionary Patient-Provider Assignments in Hospitals." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-037, November 2019.
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.
Shepard, Mark, Michael Geruso, Timothy J. Layton, and Grace McCormack. "The Two Margin Problem in Insurance Markets." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-035, November 2019.
Saghafian, Soroush, and Wallace J. Hopp. "The Role of Quality Transparency in Health Care: Challenges and Potential Solutions." National Academy of Medicine, November 18, 2019.
Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
Deborah Avant, Marie Berry, Erica Chenoweth, Rachel Epstein, Cullen Hendrix, Oliver Kaplan, and Timothy Sisk, eds. Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Sameed, Muhammad, Jennie Zhang, Amanda Wright, Michele Cave, Anson Babu, Amitabh Chandra, Naresh Bassi, and Thaddeus Pula. "Improving Compliance to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Cms) Sepsis Bundle Using Epic Emr Informatics." Chest 156.4 (October 2019): A1693.
Ashraf, Nava, Alexia Delfino, and Edward L. Glaeser. "Rule of Law and Female Entrepreneurship." October 2019.
Hsu, John, Joseph Newhouse, Lindsay Nicole Overhage, and Samuel Zuvekas. "Fiscal Difficulties of Cities, the Labor Market, and Health Care." Journal of Pension Economics & Finance 18.4 (October 2019): 565-578.
Clark, Robert L., and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Incentives and Limitations of Employment Policies on Retirement Transitions." Journal of Pension Economics & Finance 18.4 (October 2019): 495-499.
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 School Administrative Communications: The Case of 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.
Bilmes, Linda J., Fernando Monge, and Jorrit de Jong. "Can Policymakers Repeat Bilbao's Success?" Apolitical. August 7, 2019.
Song, Lina D., Joseph P. Newhouse, Xabier Garcia-De-Albeniz, and John Hsu. "Changes in Screening Colonoscopy Following Medicare Reimbursement and Cost-Sharing Changes." Health Services Research 54.4 (August 2019): 839-850.
Yeager, David S., et. al. "A National Experiment Reveals Where a Growth Mindset Improves Achievement." Nature 573 (August 2019): 364-369.
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.
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.
Bane, Mary Jo. "A House Divided." American Parishes: Remaking Local Catholicism. Ed. Gary J. Adler, Jr., Tricia C. Bruce, and Brian Starks. Fordham University Press, 2019.
Wilson, William Julius. "Multiracial Cooperation." Antidemocracy in America: Truth, Power, and the Republic at Risk. Ed. Eric Klinenberg, Sharon Marcus, and Caitlin Zaloom. Columbia University Press, 2019.
Autor, David, David Dorn, and Gordon Hanson. "When Work Disappears: Manufacturing Decline and the Falling Marriage-Market Value of Men." American Economic Review: Insights 1.2 (April 2019): 161-178.
Bhabha, Jacqueline. "Children on the Move in the Twenty-First Century: Developing a Rights-Based Plan of Action." Humanitarianism and Mass Migration: Confronting the World Crisis. University of California Press, 2019.
Khullar, Dhruv1 Josephine Fisher, and Amitabh Chandra. "Trickle-Down Innovation and the Longevity of Nations." Lancet 393.10187 (June 2019): 2272-2274.
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.
Nipp, Ryan D., Kessely Hong, and Electra D. Paskett. "Overcoming Barriers to Clinical Trial Enrollment." American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book 39 (May 2019): 105-114.
Rowley, Jacob F.S., Sarah F. Phillips, and Ronald F. Ferguson. "The Stability of Student Ratings of Teacher Instructional Practice: Examining the One-Year Stability of the 7cs Composite." School Effectiveness and School Improvement 30.4 (May 2019): 549-562.
Smith, Sandra Susan, and Nora C. R. Broege. "Searching for Work with a Criminal Record." Social Problems 67.2 (May 2019): 208–232.
Shepard, Mark, Amy Finkelstein, and Nathaniel Hendren. "Subsidizing Health Insurance for Low-Income Adults: Evidence from Massachusetts." American Economic Review 109.4 (April 2019).
Newhouse, Joseph P., Mary Price, J. Michael McWilliams, John Hsu, Jeffrey Souza, and Bruce E. Landon. "Adjusted Mortality Rates Are Lower For Medicare Advantage Than Traditional Medicare, But The Rates Converge Over Time." Health Affairs 38.4 (April 2019): 554-560.
Lavelle, Tara A., Milton C. Weinstein, Joseph P. Newhouse, Kerim Munir, Karen A. Kuhlthau, and Lisa A. Prosser. "Parent Preferences for Health Outcomes Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders." PharmacoEconomics 37.4 (April 2019): 541-551.
Risse, Mathias. "Discrimination, Cognitive Biases and Human Rights Violations." April 2019.