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The courses offered at Harvard Kennedy School provide an enriching curricular experience, and are organized around our seven academic areas. They include core courses that are required for earning a degree, along with electives, modules and January-term options to cater to different interests and schedules.

While classroom learning is integral to an HKS education, it is elevated by the many extra-curricular activities and programs, including lectures, seminars, brown bags, conferences and experiential learning, on- and off-campus.

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Featured Course Guides

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Course Number

Course Title


API-102 Resources, Incentives, and Choices II: Analysis of Public Policy
API-120 Advanced Macroeconomics for the Open Economy II
API-135 Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Policy
API-202 Empirical Methods II
API-205 Politics and Policies: What Can Data Tell Us?
API-905Y Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy
BGP-610 The Political Economy of Trade
BGP-625 The Political Economy of Globalization
BGP-631 Regulation of International Finance
DEV-215 Public Finance in International Perspective
DPI-235 Economic Justice: Theory and Practice
Sushma RamanInstructor
DPI-415 Comparative Politics and Policy
DPI-418 The Rise of Authoritarian Populism
DPI-450 The Political Economy of Transition in China
DPI-515 Disability Law and Policy
DPI-535 Making Change When Change is Hard: the Law, Politics, and Policy of Social Change
Cass SunsteinInstructor
DPI-662 Digital Government: Technology, Policy, and Public Service Innovation
DPI-671M Disrupting Bureaucracy: Understanding Recent Efforts in Digital Government
IGA-100 International and Global Affairs: Concepts and Applications
IGA-103 Global Governance