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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

Dynan, Karen. "Student Loan Burdens and What to Do About Them." Business Economics. 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.
Dynan, Karen, and Douglas Elmendorf. "National Fiscal Policies to Fight Recessions in US States." AEA Papers and Proceedings 110 (May 2020): 131-136.
Dynan, Karen, and Douglas Elmendorf. "The Federal Fisc." Harvard Magazine. May-June 2020.
Dynan, Karen. "The Economic Context for Reforming the Safety Net." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 686.1 (November 2019): 352-368.
Dynan, Karen. "Measuring Household Wealth in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics: The Role of Retirement Assets." Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, September 2019.
Dynan, Karen. "The Unheard Nerds: How Economists Can Talk So Policymakers Will Listen." Foreign Affairs. November/December 2018.
Dynan, Karen, and Louise Sheiner. "GDP as a Measure of Economic Well-Being." Hutchins Center, Brookings Institution, August 2018.
Dynan, Karen. "Household Debt." Milken Institute Review. April 27, 2018.
Dynan, Karen. "Adapting Tax Systems for Population Aging." Business Economics 53.2 (April 2018): 66-71.
Dynan, Karen. "Implications for Tax Policy of Lower Trend Productivity Growth." Peterson Institute for International Economics, November 2017.
Brown, Jason and Karen Dynan. "Increasing the Economic Security of Older Women." The 51% - Driving Growth through Women's Economic Participation. Brookings Institution, 2017.
Dynan, Karen. "The Federal Reserve's Impact on Main Street, Retirees, and Savings." Testimony before the Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committe, June 28, 2017.
Dynan, Karen. "Prospects for Changes in U.S. Fiscal Policy and Their Effects on the U.S. Economy." US-China Cooperation in a Changing Global Economy. Ed. Adam S. Posen, and Jiming Ha. Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2017, 15-34.