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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

Norris, Pippa. "Closed Minds? Is a ‘Cancel Culture’ Stifling Academic Freedom and Intellectual Debate in Political Science?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-025, August 2020.
Lasky-Fink, Jessica, and Todd Rogers. "Revisiting the Effect of Conditional and Unconditional Incentives on Mail Survey Response Rates." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-024, August 2020.
Dynan, Karen. "Student Loan Burdens and What to Do About Them." Business Economics. June 2020.
Ang, Desmond. "The Effects of Police Violence on Inner-City Students." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-016, June 2020.
Bai, Jie. "Returns to Work, Child Labor and Schooling: the Income vs. Price Effects." Journal of Development Economics 145 (June 2020).
Porter, Roger B. "A Summit Worth Celebrating." Deseret News, October 3, 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.
Yeager, David S., et. al. "A National Experiment Reveals Where a Growth Mindset Improves Achievement." Nature 573 (August 2019): 364-369.
Brooks, Arthur. "Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think." The Atlantic. July 2019.
Avery, Christopher , Howell, Jessica , Pender, Matea , Sacerdote, Bruce. "Policies and Payoffs to Addressing America's College Graduation Deficit." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (July 2019): 1-45.
Avery, Christopher. "Review of Books on Student Loans." Journal of Economic Literature 57.2 (June 2019): 403-33.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Government Employment for Those Who Need a Leg Up." Governing. May 21, 2019.
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.
Ferguson, Ronald. "Why Stigmatized Adolescents Bully More: The Role of Self-Esteem and Academic-Status Insecurity." International Journal of Adolescence and Youth 25.1 (April 2019): 305-318.
Ferguson, Ronald and Tatsha Robertson. The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children. BenBella Books, Inc., 2019.
Hanushek, Eric A., Paul E. Peterson, Laura M. Talpey, and Ludger Woessmann. "The Unwavering SES Achievement Gap: Trends in U.S. Student Performance." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-012, March 2019.
Carlana, Michela. "Implicit Stereotypes: Evidence from Teachers' Gender Bias." Quarterly Journal of Economics (March 2019).
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Development Incentives That Make Sense." Governing. February 26, 2019.
Rogers, Todd. "Afterword." Absent from School: Understanding and Addressing Student Absenteeism. Harvard Education Press, 2019.
Ferguson, Ronald, and Tatsha Robertson. The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children. BenBella Books, 2019.
Alesina, Alberto, Michela Carlana, Eliana La Ferrara, and Paolo Pinotti. "Revealing Stereotypes: Evidence from Immigrants in Schools." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-040, November 2018.
Ferguson, Ronald and Jocelyn Friedlander. "First Three Years of the Journey: How Boston, Chattanooga, Yonkers, and Pickens County Set Out to Enhance Early Childhood Development at Scale." The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, November 2018.
Carlana, Michela, Eliana La Ferrara, and Paolo Pinotti. "Goals and Gaps: Educational Careers of Immigrant Children." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-036, August 2018.
Born, Dana. "Education Is Not Preparing Students for a Fast-Changing World." The Boston Globe, October 28, 2018.
Levy, Dan, Theodore Svoronos, and Mae Klinger. "Two-Stage Examinations: Can Examinations Be More Formative Experiences?" Active Learning in Higher Education (Published online: October 3, 2018).
Avery, Christopher, Oded Gurantz, Michael Hurwitz, and Jonathan Smith,. "Shifting College Majors in Response to Advanced Placement Exam Scores." Journal of Human Resources 53.4 (October 2018): 918-956.
Levy, Dan, Mae Klinger, and Theodore Svoronos. "Two-Stage Examinations: Can Examinations Be More Formative Experiences?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-032, October 2018.
Goodman, Joshua, and Melanie Rucinski. "Increasing Diversity in Boston’s Exam Schools." Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, October 2018.
Goodman, Joshua, Oded Gurantz, and Jonathan Smith. "Take Two! SAT Retaking and College Enrollment Gaps." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-031, September 2018.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Ming Lu. "Human-Capital Externalities in China." National Bureau of Economic Research, August 2018.
Robinson, Carly D., Jana Gallus, Monica G. Lee, and Todd Rogers. "The Demotivating Effect (and Unintended Message) of Awards." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-020, July 2018.
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.
Ferguson, Ronald. "The Tripod School Climate Index: Evidence of Score Reliability and Validity." Health Behavior and Policy Review 5.4 (July 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.
Kellerman, Barbara. Professionalizing Leadership. Oxford University Press, 2018.
Goodman, Joshua, Michael Hurwitz, Jisung Park, and Jonathan Smith. "Heat and Learning." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-014, May 2018.
Bernhardt, Arielle, Erica Field, Rohini Pande, Natalia Rigol, Simone Schaner, Charity Troyer-Moore. "Male Social Status and Women's Work." AEA Papers and Proceedings 108 (May 2018): 363-367.
Hausmann, Ricardo, Julian Hinz, and Muhammed A. Yildirim. "Measuring Venezuelan Emigration with Twitter." Kiel Institute for the World Economy, May 2018.
Rogers, Todd, and Avi Feller. "Reducing Student Absences at Scale by Targeting Parents’ Misbeliefs." Nature Human Behaviour 2 (Spring 2018): 335–342.
Austin, Benjamin, Edward Glaeser, and Lawrence Summers. "Saving the Heartland: Place-Based Policies in 21st Century America." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (Spring 2018).
Kaffenberger, Michelle, Lant Pritchett, Justin Sandefur. "Estimating the Impact of Women’s Education on Fertility, Child Mortality, and Empowerment When Schooling Ain’t Learning." March 2018.
Hickes Lundquist, Jennifer, Devah Pager, and Eiko Strader. "Does a Criminal Past Predict Worker Performance? Evidence from One of America's Largest Employers." Social Forces 96.3 (March 2018): 1039–1068.
Robinson, Carly D., Gonzalo A. Pons, Angela L. Duckworth, and Todd Rogers. "Some Middle School Students Want Behavior Commitment Devices (but Take-Up Does Not Affect Their Behavior)." Frontiers in Psychology (February 2018).
Fletcher, Erin K., Rohini Pande, and Charity Troyer Moore. "Women and Work in India: Descriptive Evidence and a Review of Potential Policies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-004, December 2017.
Lawrence, Robert Z. "Recent US Manufacturing Employment: The Exception that Proves the Rule." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-002, November 2017.
Peterson, Paul E. Review of Learning from the Federal Market-Based Reforms, ed. William Mathis and Tina M. Trujillo. Journal of School Choice, 12.1, Jan-Mar 2018: 154-155.
Peterson, Paul E., and Michael W. McConnell, eds. Scalia’s Constitution: Essays on Law and Education. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Hausmann, Ricardo, and Ljubica Nedelkoska. "Welcome Home in a Crisis: Effects of Return Migration on the Non-Migrants' Wages and Employment." European Economic Review 101-132 (January 2018).
Gerardo Ramirez, Sophia Yang Hooper, Nicole B. Kersting, Ronald Ferguson, David Yeager. "Teacher Math Anxiety Relates to Adolescent Students' Math Achievement." AERA Open 4.1 (January-March 2018): 1-13.