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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

Bilmes, Linda J., and John B. Loomis. Valuing U.S. National Parks and Programs: America's Best Investment, 1st edition. Routledge, 2020.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Trump Administration Has Made the Us Less Ready for Infectious Disease Outbreaks Like Coronavirus." The Conversation. February 3, 2020.
Olson, Stevie, Phil Berkaw, Lucien Charland, Elizabeth Patton, and Linda J. Bilmes. "The $64 Billion Massachusetts Vehicle Economy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-038, December 2019.
Bilmes, Linda J. and Loomis, John B. "Our National Parks Are in Crisis. Trump’s Solution Is Absurd." Los Angeles Times. December 2, 2019.
Linda Bilmes and John B. Loomis, eds. Valuing US National Parks and Programs: America’s Best Investment Routledge, 2019.
Bilmes, Linda J., Fernando Monge, and Jorrit de Jong. "Can Policymakers Repeat Bilbao's Success?" Apolitical. August 7, 2019.
Cristina Duarte, Linda J. Bilmes, and Juraj Nemec. "Strengthening Fiscal Management at the National and Subnational Levels." United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration, January 24, 2019.
Bilmes, Linda J., and W. Scott Gould. "The Ripple Effects of the U.S. Government Shutdown." Barron's. January 22, 2019.
Bilmes, Linda J. "To Avoid Government Shutdowns, Fix the Budget Process." Boston Globe. January 7, 2019.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Fiscal Opacity Cycle: How America Hid the Costs of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan." Toward A Just Society: Joseph Stiglitz and Twenty-First Century Economics. Ed. Martin Guzman. Columbia University Press, 2018, 457-478.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Cataclysmic Cost of Trump’s War on Oceans." Boston Globe. July 26, 2018.
Bilmes, Linda J., and Jeffrey Neal. "Public Employees as a Strategic Resource." Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Ed. Ali Farazmand. Springer, 2018.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Trump is Breaking the Environment Beyond Repair." Boston Globe. February 20, 2018.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Congress’ Budget Dysfunction Is More Than 4 Decades in the Making." The Conversation, February 9, 2018.
Bilmes, Linda J. "On Veteran's Day, let's honor the promises we've made to veterans." Boston Globe, November 9, 2017.
White, Laura, Jean-Louis Rochet, Pete Mathias, Kate O’Gorman, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Connecting the Northeast: A Cost Estimate for the North South Rail Link." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-032, August 2017.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Bill for America's Longest War Is Still Unpaid." Fiscal Times, May 27, 2017.
Bilmes, Linda J., and Jeffrey Neal. "Public Employees as a Strategic Resource." Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. W.W. Norton, 2017, 1-7.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Trump's Proposed Defense Splurge Flunks Basic Math." Boston Globe, March 2, 2017.
DuPont, Carolyn Mansfield, James N. Levitt, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Green Bonds and Land Conservation: A New Investment Landscape?" Stanford Social Innovation Review (December 2, 2016).
Michelle Haefele, John Loomis, and Linda Bilmes. "Total Economic Value of US National Park Service Estimated to be $92 Billion: Implications for Policy." George Wright Forum 33.3 (December 2016): 335-345.
Haefele, Michelle, John Loomis, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Total Economic Valuation of the National Park Service Lands and Programs: Results of a Survey of the American Public." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-024, June 2016.
Bilmes, Linda J. "A Trust Fund for Veterans." Democracy 39 (January 2016): 13.
duPont, Carolyn M., James N. Levitt, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Green Bonds and Land Conservation: The Evolution of a New Financing Tool." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-072, December 2015.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Uproar Over Hilary Clinton's E-Mails Misses the Point." Boston Globe, September 9, 2015.
Bilmes, Linda J. "What Are We Willing to Sacrifice in War on ISIS?" Boston Globe, March 11, 2015.
Banasiak, Adam, Linda J. Bilmes, and John Loomis. "Carbon Sequestration in the U.S. National Parks: A Value Beyond Visitation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-007, February 2015.
Bilmes, Linda J. "A Call for a National Strategy on Veterans." Cognoscenti, November 11, 2014.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Fighting the Islamic State - How Much Will It Cost?" Boston Globe, October 8, 2014.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Can the U.S. Afford Another $3 Trillion War?" CNN, August 27, 2014.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Yesterday's VA is Serving Today's Veterans. Therein Lies the Problem." Cognoscenti, July 16, 2014.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Boots on the Budget: Personnel Costs Need to be Part of the Equation for Military Cuts." Boston Globe, March 22, 2014.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Reforming the Budget: Four Steps to Restore Fiscal Discipline." Brookings, February 5, 2014.
Bilmes, Linda J. "U.N. Funding is a Small Price for Peace." Boston Globe, January 25, 2014.
Bilmes, Linda J. and William Daley. "With HealthCare.gov, the Government's Bad Management Skills are Showing Again." The Washington Post, November 7, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "As the Shutdown Turns: It's Time to Stop the Budgetary Soap Opera." Cognoscenti, October 10, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "No Day at the National Parks." Boston Globe, October 4, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Testimony in Support of a National Veterans' Trust Fund." Veterans Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, September 18, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Cost of Striking Syria: 4 Lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan." Cognoscenti, September 6, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Pentagon a Ripe Target for Cuts." Boston Globe, July 31, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Giving Margaret Thatcher The Feminist Cred She Deserves — And Would Have Hated." WBUR Cognoscenti, April 17, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Financial Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan: How Wartime Spending Decisions Will Constrain Future National Security Budgets." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-006, March 2013.
Stiglitz, Joseph, and Linda J. Bilmes. "There Will Be No Peace Dividend After Afghanistan." Financial Times, January 24, 2013.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Three Ways To Avoid Future ‘Fiscal Cliffs’." WBUR, November 26, 2012.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Truth Behind the Ryan Budget." WBUR, September 19, 2012.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Afghanistan is Missing from the Campaign." Boston Globe, July 15, 2012.
Bilmes, Linda J., and Shelby Chodos. "Want to Stimulate the Economy? Let’s Hand Cash Directly to the States." Washington Post, June 29, 2012.
Stiglitz, Joseph E., and Linda J. Bilmes. "Estimating the Costs of War: Methodological Issues, with Applications to Iraq and Afghanistan." Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Peace and Conflict. Ed. Michelle R. Garfinkel and Stergios Skaperdas. Oxford University Press, 2012.
Bilmes, Linda J. "And Now, Battles with Hardly Any Rules." Boston Globe, February 5, 2012.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Federalist Nos. 67-77: How Would Publius Envision the Civil Service Today?" Public Administration Review 71.Supplement 1 (December 2011): S105-S111.