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The Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) is a place where ideas meet practice as scholars and practitioners conduct research into pressing public policy problems and share their insights with students. In addition to research and teaching, our faculty is actively engaged in the affairs of the world - shaping public policy, advising governments, and helping to run major institutions in the United States and abroad. The learning in our classrooms reflects this reality.
HKS is home to a large and distinguished faculty working in international development. They come from a range of countries (such as Chile, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, and Venezuela), and varied disciplines (such as economics, political science, history, and law). Faculty members teaching in the MPA/ID Program are leaders in their field of scholarship. Their research is changing the ways in which problems of poverty and underdevelopment are analyzed and approached.
What particularly distinguishes our faculty members is that they are scholars and practitioners. Over the course of their careers, members of our faculty are likely to hold full-time positions in government or international organizations. In addition they serve as advisors to:
Harvard University's Center for International Development (CID), housed at HKS, serves as the intellectual home of faculty who conduct research into pressing public policy problems, in collaboration with colleagues throughout the world, to address the core intellectual challenges of sustainable development. This exchange of ideas results in a number of collaborative papers, as well as contributions to individual research. CID also provides opportunities for student involvement through research, seminar series, travel grants, and special events.
Below is a list of MPA/ID core faculty members. These and other scholars and practitioners make our faculty the strongest in the world in this field. The links below provide some background information on our core faculty's interests and experience.
Asim Khwaja, MPA/ID Faculty Chair
|Deb Hughes Hallett|
“Time for a Wikipedia overseas aid policy,” writes Ricardo Hausmann in the Financial Times, “Setting uniform goals for all developing countries is misguided.” Ricardo Hausmann is Professor of the Practice of Economic Development and Director of Harvard's Center for International Development, the intellectual home of the MPA/ID Program. He teaches the popular elective PED-309 Development Policy Strategy.
Professor Asim Ijaz Khwaja is the faculty chair of the MPA/ID Program and Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development at the Harvard Kennedy School. His areas of interest include economic development, finance, education, political economy, institutions, and contract theory/mechanism design.
Professor Khwaja co-teaches MPA/ID core course PED-101 Economic Development: Theory, Evidence, and Policy.