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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 2021 - 2022

Course Number

Course Title


API-101 Resources, Incentives, and Choices I: Markets and Market Failures
API-102 Resources, Incentives, and Choices II: Analysis of Public Policy
API-111 Microeconomic Theory I
API-121 Recessions, Growth, and Macroeconomic Policy
API-135 Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Policy
API-302 Analytic Frameworks for Policy
BGP-610 The Political Economy of Trade
DEV-250Y Second-Year Policy Analysis Seminar
DEV-315M Understanding Gender in International Development
DEV-338 Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems
Satchit BalsariInstructor
DEV-501M Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building I
DEV-502 Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building II
DPI-415 Comparative Politics and Policy
MLD-102 Getting Things Done: Management in a Development Context
MLD-201 Exercising Leadership: The Politics of Change
MLD-204 Leadership from Inside Out: Self, Identity, and Freedom–with a Focus on Anti-Black Racism and Sexism
MLD-412 Greater Boston Applied Field Lab: Advanced Budgeting, Financial Management and Operations
MLD-421M Federal Budget Policy – Research Paper
SUP-325 Inequality at Work: Contemporary Problems and Policy Solutions
SUP-518 The Economics of Infectious Disease