Professor Linda Bilmes and Professor Cornell W. Brooks have contributed a new op-ed published in the Boston Globe about rectifying racial injustices in the implementation of the GI Bill: "The GI Bill was one of the worst racial injustices of the 20th century. Congress can fix it."
Have you ever wondered why we spend more money on F-35 cost overruns than we do on school lunches? Listen to Linda Bilmes latest HKS podcast, Policycast: Why our debates about what things cost are so flawed, and how to fix them.
Professor Linda Bilmes was interviewed by Jon Stewart for his podcast The Problem with Jon Stewart about her research on veterans costs and trust fund: The Problem With War: You Break It You Buy It
Professor Linda Bilmes was interviewed by the Associated Press about her research into the long-term costs of the US war in Afghanistan: Costs of the Afghanistan war, in lives and dollars.
Professor Linda Bilmes and the Greater Boston Applied Field Lab are the subject of a short video feature by made by Harvard Kennedy School: The Harvard Kennedy School Field Lab Experience.
Professor Linda Bilmes was interviewed by Harvard Kennedy School about the impact of the American Rescue Plan on state and local governments: "How will the stimulus package aid state and local governments?"
Professor Linda Bilmes and her co-authors have contributed a new op-ed published in the Boston Globe relating to their new study about budgeting models to calculate the costs of quarantine and isolation programs: "Massachusetts should pay people to quarantine"
Professor Linda Bilmes and her co-authors have published a new study that estimates the need for a supported quarantine and isolation program in Massachusetts and describes a budgeting model to help the state calculate the costs of instituting them, compared to the costs of not providing them, for the duration of the COVID-19 epidemic: Estimating the Costs and Benefits of Supported Quarantine and Isolation in Massachusetts: The Missing Link in Covid-19 Response.
Professor Linda Bilmes is profiled by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching due to the success of the Greater Boston Applied Field Lab that provides students with engaging educational instruction while serving communities at the same time: "Into Practice"
Professor Linda Bilmes discusses the impact of COVID-19 on local governments and small businesses, providing a framework for resiliency, via Harvard Kennedy School News: "Dissecting coronavirus economic impact and recovery options"
Professor Linda Bilmes discusses an influential research study conducted by the MLD-412 Greater Boston Field Lab that calculated the annual cost of driving in Massachusetts is $64 billion, via Harvard Gazette: "Massachusetts' car economy costs $64 billion, study finds"
Professor Linda Bilmes discusses her new economic analysis of the U.S. National Park system that provides a value to Americans of more than $100 billion, a figure that dwarfs the financially strapped agency, via Harvard Gazette: "National parks' economic benefits put at over $100B anually"
Professor Linda Bilmes, Professor Rosella Cappella Zielinski, and Professor Neta C. Crawford outline the vast potential costs of war with Iran, via Boston Globe: "War with Iran will cost more than the Iraq and Iran wars"
Professor Linda Bilmes discusses recent reserch about the effect of heat on transportation flows in Phoenix, AZ conducted by students in MLD-412, via Harvard Gazette: "Bacow stresses educational, civic partnerships during Southwest trip"
Professor Linda Bilmes discusses the breakdown in federal budgeting and the government shutdown with Kerri Miller, via MPR News with Kerri Miller: "Are government shutdowns the new normal?"
Professor Linda Bilmes and former United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs W. Scott Gould analyze the far-reaching effects of the government shutdown, via Barron's: "The Ripple Effects of the U.S. Government Shutdown"
Professor Linda Bilmes discusses the effect of the government shutdown on federal workers with WGBH's Jim Braude , via WGBH's Greater Boston: "How the Shutdown Has Worn on Federal Workers."
Professor Linda Bilmes analyzes the endemic problems with the federal budget process that has resulted in the ongoing government shutdown, via the Boston Globe.
In the Boston Globe, Professor Linda Bilmes discusses the memory and costs of Post-9/11 wars, spotlighting new research on the "conspiracy of silence" that enables prolonged war.
Professor Linda Bilmes discussed recent analyses and projects from the Greater Boston Field Lab with Congressman Seth Moulton and Jerry & Phyllis Rappaport who support the Rappaport Institute of Greater Boston.
Professor Linda Bilmes moderates a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum with former National Parks Director Jonathan Jarvis and award-winning Harvard Professor E. O. Wilson, via the Harvard Gazette: "A ‘moon shot’ to protect Earth’s species." Now available on C-SPAN.
Professor Linda Bilmes explains the history of contemporary Congressional budget dysfunction in an op-ed for The Conversation: "Congress’ budget dysfunction is more than 4 decades in the making."
Professor Linda Bilmes discusses why and how government shutdowns happen in an interview with Harvard Kennedy School: "Playing chicken, essential personnel, and budget dysfunction: the government shutdown explained."
Professor Linda Bilmes testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about contemporary war-funding policies with fellow scholars from the Watson Institute of International and Public Affair's Costs of War Project: "The Credit Card Wars: Post-9/11 War Funding Policy in Historical Perspective"
The Harvard Gazette spotlights the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston's important contribution to Professor Bilmes' "experiential learning lab program," which "has given valuable new budgeting and governing tools to local communities, served as a model for other experiential classes at the School, and prompted hundreds of students to choose a career in state and local government."
“The Rappaport Institute was one of the key enablers for providing a meaningful long-term experiential learning program in which both the students and the local community reaped benefits,” said Bilmes.
New research estimates for Boston’s proposed North-South rail link may bring new momentum to efforts to convince lawmakers to move forward with the project:
Honored to be appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations to the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) for a four-year term.
Enjoying working with former Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon at HKS this year!