Washington Center for Equitable Growth | A look at a new paper by Inequality doctoral fellow Brian Libgober, PhD candidate in Government, and Daniel Carpenter, Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, "Lobbying with Lawyers: Financial Market Evidence for Banks' Influence on Rulemaking." View the research
U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty | Idea paper by Lawrence Katz, Ai-Jen Poo, and Elaine Waxman. Lawrence Katz is Elisabeth Allison Professor of Economics at Harvard and a member of U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty.
US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty | The US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty is a collaboration of 24 leading scholars, policy experts, and practitioners tasked with answering one big, bold, and exciting question: What would it take to dramatically increase mobility from poverty? This two-year project was funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Co-authored by David T. Ellwood, Director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, and Nisha G. Patel, Executive Director of the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, Urban Institute
NBER Reporter | By David J. Deming (PhD '10), Professor at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Graduate School of Education. Deming provides an overview of the current state of research on soft skills in the labor market. His own work in this area, "The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market," appears in the November 2017 issue of Quarterly Journal of Economics. View the research
Social Forces | New research by Harvard's Devah Pager and collaborators Jennifer Hickes Lundquist and Eiko Strader provides one of the first systematic assessments of workplace performance by those with criminal records. Examining military employment records, they find that, overall, the military's screening process can result in successful employment outcomes for those with felony convictions. An important question, they write, is whether the military's 'whole person' review can apply succssfully to the civilian sector. Pager is Professor of Sociology and Professor of Public Policy at Harvard.
American Economics Association | Summarizes findings of new research in the American Economic Review by Jeffrey B. Liebman, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy, and Neale Mahoney of Chicago-Booth: "Do Expiring Budgets Lead to Wasteful Year-End Spending? Evidence from Federal Procurement." View the research (complimentary access)
Brookings Institution | Brigitte Madrian, Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management at Harvard Kennedy School, presented research from a new working paper (joint with John Beshears, James Choi, Mark Iwry, David C. John, and David Laibson) at a Brookings Retirement Security Project event. View the research
Peterson Institute for International Economics | Presentation by Jason Furman (Harvard Kennedy School) at PIIE's "Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy Conference," with discussion by Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School), Tharman Shanmugaratnam, and Justin Wolfers (PhD '01). View the paper, slides, and conference videos at the conference webpage.
Harvard Business Review | By Lincoln Quillian, Devah Pager, Arnfinn H. Midtboen, and Ole Hexel. Devah Pager, Director of the Inequality & Social Policy program, is Professor of Sociology and Professor of Public Policy at Harvard. Read the authors' orignal study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). View the research
The Boston Globe | By David A. Moss and Marc Campasano, Harvard Business School. Editor's note: Amid the turmoil of today’s politics, it’s useful, even vital, to step back from the news and contemplate the fundamentals. In that spirit, Moss will lead a public discussion of this case at Faneuil Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 11, as part of the upcoming HUBweek festival.
David A. Moss is the Paul Whiton Cherington Professor at Harvard Business School and the author of Democracy: A Case Study (Harvard University Press, 2017)— which includes this case and 18 more.