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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Current Students

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Course Number

Course Title

Faculty

BGP-610
The Political Economy of Trade
Craig VanGrasstek
BGP-620
International Macroeconomics
Jeffrey Frankel
BGP-631
Regulation of International Finance
Daniel Tarullo
BGP-670
Financial Crises: Concepts and Evidence
Carmen Reinhart
DEV-101
Economic Development: Theory and Evidence
Dani Rodrik, Rohini Pande
DEV-102
Economic Development: Using Analytical Frameworks for Smart Policy Design
Adnan Khan
DEV-130
Why Are So Many Countries Poor, Volatile, and Unequal?
Ricardo Hausmann
DEV-150Y
Seminar: Political and Economic Development
Ryan Sheely
DEV-206
Firms, Markets, and Economic Development
Jie Bai
DEV-209
Management, Finance, and Regulation of Public Infrastructure in Developing Countries
Henry Lee
DEV-210
Public Finance in Theory and Practice
Jay Rosengard
DEV-215
Public Finance in International Perspective
Anders Jensen
DEV-233
Political Economy After the Crisis
Dani Rodrik, Roberto Mangabeira Unger
DEV-250Y
Second-Year Policy Analysis Seminar
Arvind Subramanian, Michael Walton, Carmen Reinhart
DEV-308
Social Institutions and Economic Development
Michael Woolcock
DEV-309
Development Policy Strategy
Ricardo Hausmann
DEV-315M
Working for Change: Understanding Gender in International Development
Janina Matuszeski
DEV-320M
Scaling Up for Development Impact
Isabel Guerrero Pulgar
DEV-332
Convergence and Divergence After World War II: The Economic Performance of Developing Countries
Arvind Subramanian
DEV-338
Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems
Tarun Khanna