Our Offerings

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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Course Number

Course Title

Faculty

API-102
Economic Analysis of Public Policy
Joseph Aldy, Mark Shepard, Jason Furman, Robert Lawrence, Jeffrey Liebman
API-135
Fundamentals of Environmental Economics and Policy
Robert Stavins
API-205
Politics and Policies: What Can Data Tell Us?
Deborah Hughes Hallett
API-905Y
Seminar on Environmental Economics and Policy
Robert Stavins, Martin Weitzman
DEV-320M
Scaling Up for Development Impact
Isabel Guerrero Pulgar
IGA-112
The Politics and Ethics of Statecraft
J. Bryan Hehir
MLD-377
Organizing: People, Power, Change
Marshall Ganz
MLD-410
State and Local Financial Policy
Shelby Chodos
MLD-411M
Introduction to Budgeting and Financial Management
Linda Bilmes
MLD-621
Innovation Field Lab: Public Problem Solving in Massachusetts Cities
Jorrit de Jong
SUP-110
Making the Social Safety Net Work: Policy Debates and Economic Insights
Mark Shepard
SUP-125
Public Economics: Designing Government Policy
Martin Feldstein, Stefanie Stantcheva
SUP-150Y
Seminar: Social and Urban Policy
Julie Wilson
SUP-204
Growth, Inequality, and the Income of Households
Jason Furman
SUP-206
The Causes and Consequences of Inequality
David Deming
SUP-207
Social Structure and Culture in the Study of Race and Urban Poverty
William Julius Wilson, James Quane
SUP-211
Institutional & Community-Based Strategies to Support Children & Strengthen Families
Julie Wilson
SUP-311
The Economic Impact of Immigration
George Borjas
SUP-321M
Designing Social Security Systems
Jo Anne Barnhart
SUP-322
Economics of Labor Market Policies
George Borjas