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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.


Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Course Number

Course Title


API-101 Resources, Incentives, and Choices I: Markets and Market Failures
API-114 Econometric Methods for Applied Research I
API-121 Recessions, Growth, and Macroeconomic Policy
API-202 Empirical Methods II
API-302 Analytic Frameworks for Policy
DEV-215 Public Finance in International Perspective
DEV-338 Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems
Satchit BalsariInstructor
DEV-375 The Informal Economy: Is Formalization the Answer?
DPI-450 The Political Economy of Transition in China
DPI-515 Disability Law and Policy
IGA-390 21st Century Global Feminisms
Zoe MarksFaculty
IGA-632 Africa in Global Politics
Zoe MarksFaculty
SUP-206 The Causes and Consequences of Inequality
SUP-230 Race and the State: The Role of Public Policy in U.S. Racial Inequality
SUP-234 Poverty, Race, and Health
SUP-470 Strategies and Policies for Educational Excellence with Equity
SUP-601 Urban Politics, Planning, and Development
SUP-715 Morals, Money and Movements: Criminal Justice Reform as a Case Study
SUP-921 Proseminar on Inequality and Social Policy I
Maya SenFaculty
SUP-922 Proseminar on Inequality and Social Policy II