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.

Course Number

Course Title


API-101 Markets and Market Failure
API-102 Economic Analysis of Public Policy
API-121 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
API-135 Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Policy
API-165 Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy
API-202 Empirical Methods II
API-905Y Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy
BGP-610 The Political Economy of Trade
DEV-209 Management, Finance, and Regulation of Public Infrastructure in Developing Countries
Henry LeeFaculty
DEV-215 Public Finance in International Perspective
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-375 The Informal Economy: Is Formalization the Answer?
DEV-502 Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building II
DPI-415 Comparative Politics and Policy
DPI-543 Corruption: Finding It and Fixing It
IGA-451M Controversies in Climate, Energy, and the Media: Improving Public Communication
IGA-632 Africa in Global Politics
Zoe MarksFaculty
MLD-103M PDIA in Action: Development Through Facilitated Emergence