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Corporate Responsibility Initiative
Seeks to study and enhance the public role of private enterprise, focusing on two core research streams: corporate governance and accountability, and business as a partner in international development.

Corporations, Government and Public Policy
Explores the role of business in formulating, influencing and implementing public policy.

COVID-19 and the Economy
Brings together Harvard scholarship focused on the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education Policy Program
Capitalizes on major ideas and ‘best principles’ from both business and government to enhance education innovations and performance in the United States.

Financial Sector Program
Focuses on the development of financial institutions, their products and delivery systems, the markets in which they function and the regulatory regimes under which they operate.

Looks at how to promote economic growth, how to prevent the next financial crisis, what to do about inequality, and where jobs of the future will likely emerge.

Harvard Electricity Policy Group
Provides a forum for the analysis and discussion of important policy issues regarding the U.S. electricity industry. Addresses key problems related to the transition to a more competitive electricity market, provides a forum for informed and open debate, and supplies a vehicle for contributing to the wider public policy agenda affecting the electric sector.

Harvard Environmental Economics Program
Brings together faculty and graduate students from across Harvard University to engage in research, teaching, and outreach efforts in environmental and natural resource economics and related public policy.

Harvard Kennedy School Healthcare Policy Program
The Harvard Kennedy School Healthcare Policy Program brings together students, executives and policymakers with scholars from across Harvard to generate research and debate on frontier issues in healthcare delivery and regulation in the United States.

Harvard Project On Climate Agreements
A major global initiative to help identify the key design elements of a scientifically sound, economically rational, and politically pragmatic post-2012 international policy architecture for global climate change.

Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program
This program has been established under the umbrella of the Harvard University Center for the Environment and has an affiliation with M-RCBG through its faculty director, David  Keith. The program aims to further critical research on both the science and governance of solar geoengineering.

Kansai Keizai Doyukai Program
Organizes research and holds an annual symposium on issues relating to Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, including regional security, economic policy, and global trade and finance.

Program on Science, Technology and Society
Dedicated to enhancing the quality of research, education, and public debate on the role of science and technology in contemporary societies. Through integrated, cross-disciplinary initiatives in research, teaching, training, and public outreach the Program seeks to develop foundational, policy-relevant insights into the nature of science and technology, and the ways in which they both influence and are influenced by society, politics, and culture.

Public Impact Analytics Science Lab (PIAS-Lab)
This program is devoted to advancing and applying the science of analytics for solving societal problems that can have public impact. The mission of the lab is to improve societal outcomes by developing, integrating, and using appropriate analytical tools in Operations Research, Machine Learning and Big Data, Decision Making, Statistics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and related fields.

Regulatory Policy Program
Addresses important policy issues affecting the regulation of financial markets, transportation, manufacturing, the environment, energy and other vital aspects of the global economy.

Rising Chinese Economic Power
Looks at research from across Harvard for the best policies, ideas and advice for how best to respond to the many challenges posed by China's expanding role on the world stage. 

Senior Fellows Program
Brings distinguished academics and practitioners to conduct research and lead study groups on topics at the intersection of business and government.

Sustainability Science Program
Harnesses the University's strengths to promote the design of institutions, policies, and practices that support sustainable development. It addresses the challenge of sustainable development by advancing scientific understanding of human-environment systems; improving linkages between research and policy communities; and building capacity for linking knowledge with action to promote sustainability.

Technology, Innovation and Regulation
Examines the linkage between new technology, the private sector and government to further the public interest.  

Trade & Negotiations
Focuses on the dynamics of international trade negotiations, problems of global governance, and international dispute settlement procedures at the World Trade Organization, with the central goal of making the global trading system work better.

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