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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

Khwaja, Asim Ijaz. "Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Postings." American Economic Review 109.1 (January 2019): 237–270.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Selcuk Ozyurt, and Niharika Singh. "Upping the Ante: The Equilibrium Effects of Unconditional Grants to Private Schools." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-019, July 2018.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "Report Cards: The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Educational Markets." American Economic Review 107.6 (June 2017).
Adnan Q. Khan, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Transfers." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-006, November 2016.
Iyer, Rajkamal, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Erzo F. P. Luttmer, and Kelly Shue. "Screening Peers Softly: Inferring the Quality of Small Borrowers." Management Science 62.6 (June 2016): 1554–1577.
Khan, Adnan Q., Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Benjamin Olken. "Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Performance Pay for Tax Collectors." Quarterly Journal of Economics 131.1 (February 2016).
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "Report Cards: The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Educational Markets." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-052, October 2014.
Iyer, Rajkamal, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Erzo Luttmer, and Kelly Shue. "Screening Peers Softly: Inferring the Quality of Small Borrowers." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-017, May 2013.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "Students Today, Teachers Tomorrow: Identifying Constraints on the Provision of Education." Journal of Public Economics 100.1 (April 2013): 1-14.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz, Atif Mian, and Abid Qamar. "Bank Credit And Business Networks." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-017, March 2011.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz, and and Tahir Andrabi. "Responding to Disasters - Can We Act in Time?" Boston Globe, January 20, 2010.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Khwaja. "What Did You Do All Day? Maternal Education and Child Outcomes." The World Bank, Policy Research Working Paper Series 5143 and Social Sciences Research Network Paper, November 2009.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Tristan Zajonc. "Do Value-Added Estimates Add Value? Accounting for Learning Dynamics." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP09-034, October 2009.
Iyer, Rajkamal, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Erzo F.P. Luttmer, and Kelly Shue. "Screening in New Credit Markets: Can Individual Lenders Infer Borrower Creditworthiness in Peer-to-Peer Lending?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP09-031, September 2009.
Iyer, Rajkamal, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Erzo F.P. Luttmer, and Kelly Shue. "Screening in New Credit Markets: Can Individual Lenders Infer Borrower Creditworthiness in Peer-to-Peer Lending?" NBER Working Papers 15242, August 2009.
Clingingsmith, David, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Michael Kremer. "Estimating the Impact of the Hajj: Religion and Tolerance in Islam's Global Gathering." Quarterly Journal of Economics 124.3 (August 2009): 1133-1170.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz. "Can Good Projects Succeed in Bad Communities?" Journal of Public Economics 93.7-8 (August 2009): 899-916.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, C. Christine Fair, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "The Madrasa Myth." Foreign Policy. June 4, 2009.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Tristan Zajonc. "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Examining the Extent and Implications of Low Persistence in Child Learning." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP09-001, January 2009.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz, David Clingingsmith, and Michael Kremer. "Proof that the Hajj Makes Pilgrims More Religious - and More Tolerant." The National, November 27, 2008.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz, and Atif Mian. "Tracing the Impact of Bank Liquidity Shocks: Evidence from an Emerging Market." American Economic Review 98.4 (September 2008): 1413-1442.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "A Dime a Day: The Possibilities and Limits of Private Schooling in Pakistan." Comparative Education Review 52.3 (August 2008).
Bharadwaj, Prashant, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Atif Mian. "The Big March: Migratory Flows after the Partition of India." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP08-029, June 2008.
Clingingsmith, David, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Michael Kremer. "The Hajj: Mecca and Moderation." International Herald Tribune, May 20, 2008.
Clingingsmith, David, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Michael Kremer. "Estimating the Impact of the Hajj: Religion and Tolerance in Islam's Global Gathering." Center for International Development and HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series (159 and RWP08-022), April 2008.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Tristan Zajonc. "Do Value-Added Estimates Add Value? Accounting for Learning Dynamics." Center for International Development Working Paper Series 158, March 2008.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz, Atif Mian, and Bilal Zia. "Dollars Dollars Everywhere, Not a Dime to Lend?" Working Paper, November 2007.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "Students Today, Teachers Tomorrow? Identifying Constraints on the Provision of Education." Working Paper, September 2007.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "A Dime a Day: The Possibilities and Limits of Private Schooling in Pakistan." World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series 4066, November 2006.
Mian, Atif and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "Tracing the Impact of Bank Liquidity Shocks: Evidence from an Emerging Market." NBER Working Paper Series 12612, October 2006.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Tristan Zajonc. "Religious School Enrollment in Pakistan: A Look at the Data." Comparative Education Review 50.3 (August 2006): 446-77.
Andrabi, Tahir, Maitreesh Ghatak, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "Subcontractors for Tractors: Theory and Evidence on Flexible Specialization, Supplier Selection, and Contracting." Journal of Development Economics 79.2 (April 2006): 273-302.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz, and Atif Mian. "Do Lenders Favor Politically Connected Firms? Rent Provision in an Emerging Financial Market." Quarterly Journal of Economics 120.4 (November 2005): 1371-1411.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz, and Atif Mian. "Unchecked Intermediaries: Price Manipulation in an Emerging Stock Market." Journal of Financial Economics 78.1 (October 2005): 203-241.
Cheema, Ali, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Adnan Qadir. "Decentralization in Pakistan: Context, Content and Causes." KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP05-034, April 2005.
Andrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Tristan Zajonc. "Religious School Enrollment in Pakistan: A Look at the Data." KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP05-024, March 2005.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz. "Measuring Empowerment at the Community Level: An Economist's Perspective." Measuring Empowerment: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives. Ed. Deepa Narayan. World Bank, 2005, 267-284.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz, and Atif Mian. "Do Lenders Favor Politically Connected Firms? Rent Provision in an Emerging Financial Market." Working Paper, December 2004.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz. "'Bunching' and Heterogeneity: Characterizing the Monopolistic Provision of Excludable Public Goods." Working Paper, February 2004.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz. "Is Increasing Community Participation Always a Good Thing?" Journal of the European Economic Association 2.2-3 (Apr-May 2004): 427-436.
Andrabi, T., M. Ghatak, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja. "Subcontractors for Tractors: Theory and Evidence on Flexible Specialization, Supplier Selection, and Contracting." Working Paper, 2002.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz, J. Das, and T. Andrabi. "The Rise of Private Schooling in Pakistan: Catering to the Urban Elite or Educating the Rural Poor?" Working Paper, 2002.
Khwaja, Asim Ijaz. "Can Good Projects Succeed in Bad Communities? Collective Action in the Himalayas." KSG Faculty Research Working Papers Series RWP01-043, March 2001.