Kearney, Melissa S. and Wendy Edelberg, "How to Fight Poverty and Boost Work with and Enhanced Child Tax Credit", The Hill, March 2023.

Kearney, Melissa S., "America's Slowing Population Growth is Here to Stay", Financial Times, December 2022.

Melissa Kearney “Six Reasons why an expanded child tax credit or child allowance should be part of the US safety net..” Brookings Institution. October 12, 2021.

Hoynes, Hilary, Melissa Kearney, and Diane Schanzenbach, “How lifting children out of poverty today will help them tomorrow.” The Conversation. April 2021.

Kearney, Melissa and Phillip B. Levine, “We Expect 300,000 Fewer Births This Year.” New York Times Opinion. March 4, 2021.

Kearney, Melissa and Diane Schanzenbach, “Romney's Plan to Help Families and Promote Work.” The Hill. February 17, 2021.

Furman, Jason, Melissa Kearney, Timothy Geithner, Glenn Hubbard, “What a Successful Economic Recovery Plan Must Look Like.” Washington Post opinion. June 16, 2020.

Kearney, Melissa. “Emerging from the COVID-19 Crisis a Better and More Resilient Society,” The Hill opinion. April 11, 2020.

Paulson, Henry M., Erskine Bowles, and Melissa S. Kearney. “Americans are being left behind. Here’s how we fix it.” Washington Post opinion, January 27, 2019.

Kearney, Melissa, How Should Governments Address Income Inequality? Putting Piketty into Practice, Foreign Affairs, November/December 2017.

Kearney, Melissa and Phillip Levine, “Disadvantaged kids to miss out on educational TV under Trump budget,” The Hill, March 19, 2017.

Kearney, Melissa. “Should we be concerned about income inequality?” in Ed. Michael Strain, The U.S. Labor Market: Questions and Challenges for U.S. Policy. Washington D.C.: American Enterprise Institute. June 2016.

Kearney, Melissa and Phillip Levine, “What the Media Got Wrong About Our ‘Sesame Street’ Education Study,” New Republic, June 19, 2015.

Kearney, Melissa, “How a Simple Change to the Tax Code Could Help the Middle Class,” Washington Post, December 24, 2014.

Kearney, Melissa and Phillip Levine, “Is MTV’s 16 and Pregnant ‘A Great Form of Birth Control’?”, January 13, 2014.

Rubin, Robert, Roger C. Altman, and Melissa Kearney, “Making the poor – and the U.S. – poorer still,” Washington Post opinion, December 8, 2013.

Kearney, Melissa and Phillip Levine, “Forget Plan B: To Fight Teen Childbearing, Focus on Economic Opportunity,” The Atlantic, May 8, 2013.

Kearney, Melissa and Phillip Levine, “Income Inequality, Economic Despair, and Teen Childbearing,”, June 7, 2012.