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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

Saghafian, Soroush, and Wallace J. Hopp. "Can Public Reporting Cure Healthcare? The Role of Quality Transparency in Improving Patient-Provider Alignment." Operations Research 68.1 (January 2020).
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump. Oxford University Press, 2020.
Furman, Jason. "How to Increase Growth While Raising Revenue: Reforming the Corporate Tax Code." The Hamilton Project, January 2020.
Fernandez-Milmanda, Belen, and Candelaria Garay. "A Multilevel Approach to Enforcement: Forest Protection in the Argentine Chaco." The Politics of Institutional Weakness in Latin America. Ed. Brinks, Daniel, Levitsky, Steven, and M. Victoria Murillo. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Bunn, Matthew. "We're In For A Rough Ride With Iran." The Boston Globe, January 2020.
Bunn, Matthew. "Stepping Back from the Brink on Iran." The Boston Globe. January 2020.
Boloori, Alireza, Soroush Saghafian, Harini A. Chakkera, and Curtiss B. Cook. "Data-Driven Management of Post-Transplant Medications: An Ambiguous Partially Observable Markov Decision Process Approach." Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (January 2020 (online)).
Holdren, John P. "The Overwhelming Case for No First Use." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 76.1 (January 2020): 3-7.
Johnson, Douglas A., and Kathryn Sikkink. "Strategizing for Human Rights: From Ideals to Practice." The Limits of Human Rights. Ed. Bardo Fassbender and Knut Traisbach. Oxford University Press, 2020.
Kotowski, Maciej. "First-Price Auctions with Budget Constraints." Theoretical Economics 15.1 (January 2020): 199-237.
Walt, Stephen. "The World Didn’t Change Much in 2019. That’s Bad News for 2020." Foreign Policy, December 31, 2019.
Dorison, Charles A., Ke Wang, Vaughan W. Rees, Ichiro Kawachi, Keith M. M. Ericson, and Jennifer S. Lerner. "Sadness, but Not All Negative Emotions, Heightens Addictive Substance Use." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (December 2019).
Esterling, Kevin M., Archon Fung, and Taeku Lee. "When Deliberation Produces Persuasion Rather than Polarization: Measuring and Modeling Small Group Dynamics in a Field Experiment." British Journal of Political Science (December 2019).
Bai, Jie, Panle Barwick, Shengmao Cao, and Shanjun Li. "Quid Pro Quo, Knowledge Spillover and Industrial Quality Upgrading." December 2019.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Six Tax-Based Ways to Tackle US Inequality." Project Syndicate, December 17, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Everyone Knows America Lost Afghanistan Long Ago." Foreign Policy, December 16, 2019.
Mukharji, Aroop, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Bound to Happen: Explanation Bias in Historical Analysis." Journal of Applied History 1 (December 2019): 1-23.
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.
Efevbera, Yvette, Jacqueline Bhabha, Paul Farmer, and Günther Fink. "Girl Child Marriage, Socioeconomic Status, and Undernutrition: Evidence From 35 Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa." BMC Medicine 17.1 (December 2019): 55.
Risse, Mathias. "Human Rights & Social Order: Philosophical, Practical, and Public Policy Dimensions." December 2019.
Risse, Mathias, and Marco Meyer. "Tax Competition and Global Interdependence." Journal of Political Philosophy 27.4 (December 2019): 480-498.
Turiel, Jesse, Edward Cunningham, and Anthony Saich. "To Serve the People: Income, Region and Citizen Attitudes towards Governance in China (2003–2016)." China Quarterly 240 (December 2019): 906-935.
Risse, Mathias, and Gabriel Wollner. On Trade Justice: A Philosophical Plea for a New Global Deal. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Bai, Jie, and Jiahua Liu. "The Impact of Intranational Trade Barriers on Exports: Evidence from a Nationwide VAT Rebate Reform in China." December 2019.
Alsan, Marcella, Owen Garrick, and Grant Graziani. "Does Diversity Matter for Health? Experimental Evidence from Oakland." American Economic Review 109.12 (December 2019): 4071-4111.
Bowles, Hannah Riley, Bobbi Thomason, and Julia B. Bear. "Reconceptualizing What and How Women Negotiate for Career Advancement." Academy of Management Journal 62.6 (December 2019): 1645-1671.
Chen, Jiafeng, Edward L. Glaeser, and David Wessel. "The (Non-) Effect of Opportunity Zones on Housing Prices." December 2019.
Mansbridge, Jane. "Deliberative Polling Comes of Age." The Good Society 27.1-2 (December 2019): 118-129.
Newhouse, Joseph P., Mary Price, John Hsu, Bruce Landon, and J. Michael McWilliams. "Currently Reading Delivery System Performance as Financial Risk Varies." The American Journal of Managed Care (December 2019).
Seo, Veri, Travis P. Baggett, Anne N. Thorndike, Peter Hull, John Hsu, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Vicki Fung. "Access to Care Among Medicaid and Uninsured Patients in Community Health Centers After the Affordable Care Act." BMC Health Services Research 19.1 (December 2019): 291.
Chandra, Amitabh, and Craig Garthwaite. "Economic Principles for Medicare Reform." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 686.1 (December 2019): 63-92.
Aldy, Joseph, Matthew Kotchen, Mary Evans, Meredith Fowlie, Arik Levinson, and Karen Palmer. "Report on the Proposed Changes to the Federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards." External Environmental Economics Advisory Committee, December 2019.
Bhaba, Jacqueline. "Children and Unsafe Migration." World Migration Report 2020. Ed. Guy Abel. International Organization for Migration, 2019.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Case for Old-Fashioned Tariff Cuts." Project Syndicate, November 27, 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "10 Things in the World to Be Thankful for in 2019." Foreign Policy, November 27, 2019.
Atkinson, Mariam K., and Soroush Saghafian. "Who Should See the Patient? On Discretionary Patient-Provider Assignments in Hospitals." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-037, November 2019.
Shepard, Mark, Katherine Baicker, and Jonathan Skinner. "Does One Medicare Fit All? The Economics of Uniform Health Insurance Benefits." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-036, November 2019.
Shepard, Mark, Michael Geruso, Timothy J. Layton, and Grace McCormack. "The Two Margin Problem in Insurance Markets." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-035, November 2019.
Ruggie, John Gerard. "Corporate Purpose in Play: The Role of ESG Investing." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-034, November 2019.
Saghafian, Soroush, and Wallace J. Hopp. "The Role of Quality Transparency in Health Care: Challenges and Potential Solutions." National Academy of Medicine, November 18, 2019.
Balbuzanov, Ivan, and Maciej Kotowski. "The Property Rights Theory of Production Networks." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-033, November 2019.
Walt, Stephen. "Impeachment Is Redeeming the Blob." Foreign Policy, November 14, 2019.
Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
Ganz, Marshall, and Art Reyes III. "Renewing Democracy Requires the Creation of an Inclusive Collective." Sanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2020).
Ban, Pamela, Maxwell Palmer, and Benjamin Schneer. "From the Halls of Congress to K Street: Government Experience and its Value for Lobbying." Legislative Studies Quarterly 44.4 (November 2019): 713-752.
Risse, Mathias. "From Unalienable Rights to Membership Rights in the World Society." Fall 2019.
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.
Bachas, Pierre, Anders Jensen, and Lucie Gadenne. "Informality, Consumption Taxes, and Redistribution." November 2019.
Schmalensee, Richard, and Robert N. Stavins. "Policy Evolution Under the Clean Air Act." Journal of Economic Perspectives 33.4 (Fall 2019): 27-50.