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-101
Markets and Market Failure
Christopher Avery, David Ellwood, Pinar Dogan, Janina Matuszeski
API-102
Economic Analysis of Public Policy
Jeffrey Liebman, Joseph Aldy, Mark Shepard, Jason Furman, Robert Lawrence
API-121
Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
Karen Dynan
API-135
Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Policy
Robert Stavins
API-206
How Do You Know It Works? Program Evaluation in Practice
Janina Matuszeski
API-905Y
Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy
Robert Stavins, Martin Weitzman
BGP-610
The Political Economy of Trade
Craig VanGrasstek
DEV-215
Public Finance in International Perspective
Anders Jensen
DEV-250Y
Second-Year Policy Analysis Seminar
Michael Walton, Carmen Reinhart, Arvind Subramanian
DEV-320M
Scaling Up for Development Impact
Isabel Guerrero Pulgar
DEV-375
The Informal Economy: Is Formalization the Answer?
Martha Chen
DPI-415
Comparative Politics and Policy
Pippa Norris
IGA-451M
Controversies in Climate, Energy, and the Media: Improving Public Communication
Cristine Russell
MLD-103M
PDIA in Action: Development Through Facilitated Emergence
Matthew Andrews
MLD-201
Exercising Leadership: The Politics of Change
Hugh O'Doherty, Timothy O'Brien, Farayi Chipungu
MLD-411M
Introduction to Budgeting and Financial Management
Brian Iammartino
MLD-412
Greater Boston Applied Field Lab: Advanced Budgeting, Financial Management and Operations
Linda Bilmes
MLD-840
Entrepreneurial Finance
Carl Byers
SUP-601
Urban Politics, Planning, and Development
Quinton Mayne
SUP-651
Transportation Policy and Planning
Jose A. Gomez-Ibanez