Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working publications and papers 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 Publications

Fung, Vicki, Mary Price, David Cheng, Tej A. Patel1, Zhiyou Yang, John Hsu, Margarita Alegria, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Associations Between Annual Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy Loss and Prescription Drug Spending and Use." JAMA Health Forum 5.2 (February 2024): e235152.
Woolcock, Michael. "What Is Distinctive about Religious Inequality? Challenges and Opportunities for Development Policy." Poverty and Prejudice: Religious Inequality and the Struggle for Sustainable Development. Ed. Mariz Tadros, Philip Mader, and Kathryn Cheeseman. Bristol University Press, September 19, 2023, 171-178.
Borjas, George, and David J. G. Slusky. "Health, Employment, and Disability: Implications from the Undocumented Population." American Journal of Health Economics 8.1 (Winter 2022): 1-29.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Long-Term Costs of United States Care for Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-024, September 2021.
Shattuck, John, and Mathias Risse. "Reimagining Rights and Responsibilities in the United States: Disability Rights." Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, January 21, 2021.
Matache, Margareta, Tanja Jovanovic, Simona Barbu, and Jacqueline Bhabha. "Roma in Higher Education: Access Denied." A Better Future: The Role of Higher Education for Displaced and Marginalised People. Ed. Jacqueline Bhabha, Wenona Giles, and Faraaz Mahomed. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Bhabha, Jacqueline, Wenona Giles, and Faraaz Mahomed, eds. A Better Future: The Role of Higher Education for Displaced and Marginalised People. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Matache, Margareta, Tanja Jovanovic, Simona Barbu, and Jacqueline Bhabha. "Family Sacrifice, Faltering Systems." A Better Future: The Role of Higher Education for Displaced and Marginalised People. Ed. Jacqueline Bhabha, Wenona Giles, and Faraaz Mahomed. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Naomi Hausman. "Innovation Policy and the Economy." Innovation Policy and the Economy 20.1 (January 2020): 233-299.
Houtrow, Amy, Debbi Harris, Ashli Molinero, Tal Levin-Decanini, and Christopher Robichaud. "Children with Disabilities in the United States and the COVID-19 Pandemic." Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (January 2020): 1-10.
Brown, Jason and Karen Dynan. "Increasing the Economic Security of Older Women." The 51% - Driving Growth through Women's Economic Participation. Brookings Institution, 2017.
Wise, David A., ed. Social Security Programs and Retirement Around the World: Disability Insurance Programs and Retirement. University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Kamm, Frances. "Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Fairness." Journal of Practical Ethics 3.1 (June 2015): 1-14.
Liebman, Jeffrey. "Understanding the Increase in Disability Insurance Benefit Receipt in the United States." Journal of Economic Perspectives 29.2 (Spring 2015): 123-150.
Goodman, Joshua. "The Wages of Sinistrality: Handedness, Brain Structure, and Human Capital Accumulation." Journal of Economic Perspectives 28.4 (Fall 2014): 193-212.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Yesterday's VA is Serving Today's Veterans. Therein Lies the Problem." Cognoscenti, July 16, 2014.
Newhouse, Joseph P., Alan M. Garber, Robin P. Graham, Margaret A. McCoy, Michelle Mancher, and Ashna Kibria, eds. Variation in Health Care Spending: Target Decision-Making, Not Geography. National Academy Press, 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.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "History Will Judge Bush on Iraq." China Daily, March 13, 2013.
Kamm, Frances. "Rationing and the Disabled: Several Proposals." Rationing Health Care: Hard Choices and Unavoidable Trade-offs. Ed. Andre den Exter and Martin Buijsen. Maklu Publishers, 2012.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Afghanistan is Missing from the Campaign." Boston Globe, July 15, 2012.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "Taking Life: Private Rights in Public Nature." Lively Capital: Biotechnologies, Ethics, and Governance in Global Markets. Ed. Kaushik Sunder Rajan. Duke University Press, 2012, 155-183.
Glaeser, Edward L. "MBTA Shouldn’t Be on Board with The Ride." Boston Globe, March 9, 2012.
Goodman, Joshua. "The Wages of Sinistrality: Handedness, Brain Structure and Human Capital Accumulation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-002, January 2012.
Madrian, Brigitte, Janet Bar, John Bongaarts, et alia. "2011 Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods: Report to the Social Security Advisory Board." Social Security Advisory Board, September 2011.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Eisenhower Study Group on the Costs of War." Watson Institute for International Studies, June 13, 2011.
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian. "How Does Simplified Disclosure Affect Individuals' Mutual Fund Choices?" Explorations in the Economics of Aging. Ed. David A. Wise. University of Chicago Press, 2011, 75-96.
Milligan, Kevin, and David A. Wise. "Social Security and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-007, January 2011.
Stiglitz, Joseph E., and Linda J. Bilmes. "The True Cost of the Iraq War: $3 Trillion and Beyond." Washington Post, September 5, 2010.
Rehkopf, David H., Christopher Jencks, and Maria M. Glymour. "The Association of Earnings with Health in Middle Age: Do Self-Reported Earnings for the Previous Year Tell the Whole Story?" Social Science and Medicine 71.3 (August 2010): 431-439.
Luttmer, Erzo F.P. Comment: New Age Thinking: Alternative Ways of Measuring Age, Their Relationship to Labor Force Participation, Government Policies, and GDP. Research Findings in the Economics of Aging. Ed. David A. Wise. University of Chicago Press, 2010, 31-35.
Wise, David A., ed. Research Findings in the Economics of Aging. University Of Chicago Press, 2010.
Cutler, David M., and Edward L. Glaeser. Social Interactions and Smoking. Research Findings in the Economics of Aging. Ed. David A. Wise. University of Chicago Press, 2010, 141-144.
Chandra, Amitabh, and Heidi Williams. Comment: Aging and Death under a Dollar a Day. Research Findings in the Economics of Aging. Ed. David A. Wise. University of Chicago Press, 2010, 203-209.
Glaeser, Edward L. Comment: Education and the Prevalence of Pain. Research Findings in the Economics of Aging. Ed. David A. Wise. University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Chandra, Amitabh, and Heidi Williams. Comment: Income, Aging, Health and Well-Being around the World: Evidence from the Gallup World Poll. Research Findings in the Economics of Aging. Ed. David A. Wise. University of Chicago Press, 2010, 263-267.
Poterba, James M., Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise. The Rise of 401(k) Plans, Lifetime Earnings, and Wealth at Retirement. Research Findings in the Economics of Aging. Ed. David A. Wise. University of Chicago Press, 2010, 271-304.
Beshears, John, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian. "The Impact of Employer Matching on Savings Plan Participation under Automatic Enrollment." Research Findings in the Economics of Aging. Ed. David A. Wise. University of Chicago Press, 2010, 311-337.
Wise, David A. "Facilitating Longer Working Lives: International Evidence on Why and How." Demography 47, Supplement (2010): S131-S149.
Kamm, Frances. "Discrimination, Disability and Irrelevant Goods." Disability and Disadvantage. Ed. Kimberley Brownlee and Adam Cureton. Oxford University Press, 2009.
James M. Poterba, Joshua Rauh, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise. Lifecycle Asset Allocation Strategies and the Distribution of 401(k) Retirement Wealth. Developments in the Economics of Aging. Ed. David A. Wise. National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report Series, University of Chicago Press, 2009, 15-56.
Cutler, David M., and Edward L. Glaeser. Why Do Europeans Smoke More than Americans? Developments in the Economics of Aging. Ed. David A. Wise. National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report Series, University of Chicago Press, 2009, 255-282.
Chandra, Amitabh. "Comment: Health and Well-Being in Udaipur and South Africa." Developments in the Economics of Aging. Ed. David A. Wise. National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report Series, University of Chicago Press, 2009.
James M. Poterba, Joshua Rauh, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise. Lifecycle Asset Allocation Strategies and the Distribution of 401(k) Retirement Wealth. Developments in the Economics of Aging. Ed. Wise, David A.. National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report Series, University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Choi, James J., David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian. Reducing the Complexity Costs of 401(k) Participation Through Quick Enrollment. Developments in the Economics of Aging. Ed. Wise, David A.. National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report Series, University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Wise, David A., ed. Developments in the Economics of Aging. National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report Series, University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Cutler, David M., and David A. Wise, eds. Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability among the Elderly. National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report Series, University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Bilmes, Linda. "Soldiers Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan: The Long-term Costs of Providing Veterans Medical Care and Disability Benefits." KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP07-001, January 2007.
Chandra, Amitabh, and Andrew A. Samwick. "Disability Risk and the Value of Disability Insurance." NBER Working Paper Series 11605, September 2005.
Kamm, Frances. "Deciding Whom to Help, Health-Adjusted Life Years, and Disabilities." Public Health, Ethics, and Equity. Ed. Sudhir Anand, Fabienne Peter, and Amartya Sen. Oxford University Press, 2004.