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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

Lawrence, Robert Z. "China, Like the US, Faces Challenges in Achieving Inclusive Growth Through Manufacturing." China & World Economy (August 2019).
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Recent US Manufacturing Employment: The Exception that Proves the Rule." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-002, November 2017.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Explaining Recent Declines in Labour’s Share in US Income." VoxEU, October 15, 2015.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "China's Rise and American Welfare." Peterson Institute for International Economics: China's Economic Transformation Lessons, Impact, and the Path Forward, September 2015.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Athletes and CEOs: What Do Their Earnings Tell Us about the Income (and Taxation) of the Super Rich?" Peterson Institute for International Economics, August 7, 2015.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Recent Declines in Labor’s Share in US Income: A Neoclassical Account." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-034, July 2015.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "A Numbers Argument for Renewing Trade Adjustment Assistance." Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2015.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "US Employment Deindustrialization: Insights from History and the International Experience." Peterson Institute for International Economics Policy Brief 13-27, October 2013.
Lawrence, Robert Z., and Matthew J. Slaughter. "U.S. Exporters, Global Supply Networks, and Competitive Export-Import Bank Financing." Report for Coalition for Employment Through Exports, Inc., June 2013.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Association of Southeast Asian Nations, People's Republic of China, and India Growth and the Rest of the World: The Role of Trade." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-013, May 2013.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Association of Southeast Asian Nations, People's Republic of China, and India Growth and the Rest of the World: The Role of Trade." ADBInstitute Working Paper 416, April 2013.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "As Other Nations Prosper, So Will the United States." Miami Herald, April 4, 2013.
Edwards, Lawrence, and Robert Z. Lawrence. Rising Tide: Is Growth in Emerging Economies Good for the United States? Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2013.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "How Should Sub-Saharan African Countries Think about Global Value Chains?" Bridges Africa Review 2.1 (March 2013): 12-16.
Lawrence, Robert Z., and Lawrence Edwards. "South African Trade Policy in the New Environment." Paper prepared for the South African National Planning Commission, November 2011.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Productivity Is the Reason." Comment on The Impact of Globalization on Income and Unemployment, by Michael Spence. Foreign Affairs, 90.6, November/December 2011: 168-170.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Growth in Asean, China and India: Implications for the Rest of the World." Paper prepared for the Asian Development Bank Study, "Role of Key Emerging Economies--ASEAN, PRC, and India--for a Balanced, Sustainable, and Reslient Asia", August 2011.
Slaughter, Mathew J., and Robert Z. Lawrence. "More Trade and More Aid." New York Times, June 8, 2011.
Edwards, Lawrence, and Robert Z. Lawrence. "AGOA Rules: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Special Fabric Provisions." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series and NBER Working Papers (RWP11-002 and 16623), January 2011
Lawrence, Robert Z., Margareta Drzeniek Hanouz, John Doherty, and John Moavenzadeh, eds. The Global Enabling Trade Report 2010. World Economic Forum, 2010.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Building Sustained Economic Growth." Everybody’s Business: Strengthening International Cooperation in a More Interdependent World. Report of the Global Redesign Initiative. World Economic Forum, 2010, 127-169.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "How Good Politics Results in Bad Policy: The Case of Biofuel Mandates." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-044, CID Working Paper 200, and Belfer Center Discussion Paper 2010-10, November 2010.
Hufbauer, Gary, and Robert Lawrence. "Let's Make a Deal." Foreign Affairs. August 17, 2010.
Edwards, Lawrence, and Robert Z. Lawrence. "Do Developed and Developing Countries Compete Head to Head in High-tech?" NBER Working Papers 16105, June 2010.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "US Trade and Wages: The Misleading Implications of Conventional Trade Theory." NBER Working Papers 16106, June 2010.
Lawrence, Robert Z., Margareta Drzeniek Hanouz, and John Moavenzadeh. "The Global Enabling Trade Report 2009." World Economic Forum, July 2009.
Lawrence, Robert Z. Mexico’s Impact on the US Labor Market: A Reason to Renegotiate NAFTA? The Mexico Competitiveness Report. Ed. Ricardo Hausmann, Emilio Lozoya Austin, and Irene Mia. World Economic Forum, 2009, 57-62.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Conceptualizing Globalization: International Organisations: The Challenge of Aligning Mission, Means and Legitimacy." World Economy 31.11 (November 2008): 1455-1470.
Edwards, Lawrence, and Robert Z. Lawrence. "South Africa Trade Policy Matters: Trade Performance and Trade Policy." Economics of Transition 16.4 (September 2008): 585-608.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Bailey Klinger, and Robert Z. Lawrence. "Examining Beneficiation." Center for International Development and HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series (162 and RWP08-030), June 2008.
Lawrence, Robert Z. and Lawrence Edwards. "A New Trade Plan." Mail & Guardian (South Africa), May 22, 2008.
Edwards, Lawrence, and Robert Z. Lawrence. "SACU Tariff Policies: Where Should They Go From Here?" Center for International Development Working Paper 169, May 2008.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Community Insurance." Dallas Morning News, April 21, 2008.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Trade and Wages, Reconsidered: Comment." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity 2 (Spring 2008): 149-153.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Community Insurance." Democracy: A Journal of Ideas 8 (Spring 2008): 48-49.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Much Ado about Nafta." Guardian Unlimited, March 6, 2008.
Lawrence, Robert Z. Blue-Collar Blues: Is Trade to Blame for Rising US Income Inequality? Policy Analyses in International Economics Series, vol. 85. Washington, D.C.: Institute for International Economics, 2008.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "International Organizations: The Challenge of Aligning Mission, Means and Legitimacy." The World Economy: OnlineEarly Articles (2007).
Aldonas, Grant D., Robert Z. Lawrence, and Matthew J. Slaughter. "Succeeding in the Global Economy: A New Policy Agenda for the American Worker." Financial Services Forum, June 26, 2007.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "The United States and the WTO Dispute Settlement System." Council on Foreign Relations Press, Council Special Report No. 25, March 2007.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Regionalism and the WTO: Should the Rules Be Changed?" The WTO and Reciprocal Preferential Trading Agreements. Ed. Caroline Freund. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007, 490-505.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "A True Development Round?" Review of Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development, by Joseph E. Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton. Journal of Economic Literature, 45.4 December 2007: 1001-1010.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Recent U.S. Free Trade Initiatives in the Middle East: Opportunities But No Guarantees." Arab World Competitiveness Report 2007. World Economic Forum, 2007, 21-30.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Trade Policy: The Exception to American Exceptionalism?" Power and Superpower: Global Leadership and Exceptionalism in the 21st Century. Ed. Morton H. Halperin, Jeffrey Laurenti, Peter Rundlet, and Spencer P. Boyer. Century Foundation Press, 2007.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Recent U.S. Free Trade Initiatives in the Middle East: Opportunities but No Guarantees." KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP06-050, December 2006.
Edwards, Lawrence, and Robert Z. Lawrence. "South African Trade Policy Matters: Trade Performance and Trade Policy." NBER Working Paper 12760, December 2006.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "China and the Multilateral Trading System." KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series No. RWP06-45 and NBER Working Paper No. 12759, October 2006.
Lawrence, Robert Z., and Tatiana Rosito. "A New Compensation Mechanism for Preference Erosion in the Doha Round." CID Blue Sky Conference Paper and KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP06-044, October 2006.
Lawrence, Robert Z., and Juan Lara. "Puerto Rico: Trade Performance and Industrial Policy." The Economy of Puerto Rico: Restoring Growth. Ed. Susan M. Collins, Barry Bosworth, and Miguel A. Soto-Class. Brookings Institution Press and the Center for the New Economy, 2006.
Bailey, Martin Neil and Robert Z. Lawrence. "Don't Blame Trade for U.S. Job Losses." McKinsey Quarterly January 2005.