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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-302 Analytic Frameworks for Policy
API-501 Policy Design and Delivery
API-901 Doctoral Research Seminar
API-902 Doctoral Research Seminar
API-905Y Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy
BGP-100 The Business-Government Relationship in the United States
BGP-150Y Seminar: Business and Government
John HaighFaculty
BGP-231M Corporate Citizenship and Public Policy: Can Business Advance the Public Interest?
John HaighFaculty
BGP-235M Private Capital for Public Purpose: Impact Investing and Its Siblings
David WoodFaculty
BGP-264 Capital Markets Regulation
Hal ScottFaculty
BGP-510Y HKS-HBS Joint Degree First-Year Seminar
Shawn ColeFaculty
BGP-610 The Political Economy of Trade
BGP-620 International Macroeconomics
BGP-625 The Political Economy of Globalization
DEV-101 Economic Development: Theory and Evidence
DEV-102M Economic Development: Using Analytical Frameworks for Smart Policy Design
DEV-130 Why Are So Many Countries Poor, Volatile, and Unequal?
DEV-150Y Seminar: Political and Economic Development
DEV-209 Management, Finance, and Regulation of Public Infrastructure in Developing Countries
Henry LeeFaculty
DEV-210 Public Finance in Theory and Practice