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


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-631 Regulation of International Finance
BGP-670 Financial Crises: Concepts and Evidence
DEV-101 Economic Development: Theory and Evidence
DEV-102 Economic Development: Using Analytical Frameworks for Smart Policy Design
Adnan KhanFaculty
DEV-130 Why Are So Many Countries Poor, Volatile, and Unequal?
DEV-150Y Seminar: Political and Economic Development
DEV-206 Firms, Markets, and Economic Development
Jie BaiFaculty
DEV-209 Management, Finance, and Regulation of Public Infrastructure in Developing Countries
Henry LeeFaculty
DEV-210 Public Finance in Theory and Practice
DEV-215 Public Finance in International Perspective
DEV-233 Political Economy After the Crisis
DEV-250Y Second-Year Policy Analysis Seminar
DEV-308 Social Institutions and Economic Development
DEV-309 Development Policy Strategy
DEV-315M Working for Change: Understanding Gender in International Development
DEV-320M Scaling Up for Development Impact