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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Course Number

Course Title

Faculty

BGP-625
The Future of Globalization: Issues, Actors, and Decisions
Robert Lawrence, Lawrence H. Summers
BGP-670
Financial Crises: Concepts and Evidence
Carmen Reinhart
DEV-101
Economic Development: Theory and Evidence
Dani Rodrik, Lant Pritchett
DEV-102
Economic Development: Using Analytical Frameworks for Smart Policy Design
Asim Khwaja
DEV-115
Using Data to Understand Good Governance
Filipe Campante
DEV-130
Why Are So Many Countries Poor, Volatile, and Unequal?
Ricardo Hausmann
DEV-150Y
Seminar: Political and Economic Development
Ryan Sheely
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-233
Political Economy After the Crisis
Dani Rodrik, Roberto Mangabeira Unger
DEV-250Y
Second-Year Policy Analysis Seminar
Michael Walton, Rema Hanna, Carmen Reinhart
DEV-308
Social Institutions and Economic Development
Michael Woolcock
DEV-309
Development Policy Strategy
Ricardo Hausmann
DEV-320M
Scaling Up for Development Impact
Isabel Guerrero Pulgar
DEV-325M
Bureaucracy and Policy: Opening the Black Box of Governance
Adnan Khan
DEV-338
Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems
Tarun Khanna
DEV-375
The Informal Economy: Is Formalization the Answer?
Martha Chen
DEV-401Y
Applications and Cases in International Development
Lant Pritchett, Michael Walton
DEV-501M
Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building I
Joseph Kalt
DEV-502
Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building II
Dennis Norman