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


BGP-625 The Political Economy of Globalization
BGP-631 Regulation of International Finance
DEV-101 Economic Development: Theory and Evidence
DEV-102 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
DEV-215 Public Finance in International Perspective
DEV-233 Political Economy and Its Future
DEV-250Y Second-Year Policy Analysis Seminar
DEV-308 Social Institutions and Economic Development
DEV-309 Development Policy Strategy
Miguel SantosInstructor
DEV-315M Understanding Gender in International Development
DEV-332 Convergence and Divergence After World War II: The Economic Performance of Developing Countries
DEV-334M The Economist in the Trenches: Analytics, Politics, and Ethics of Policy Reform
DEV-338 Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Problems
Satchit BalsariInstructor
DEV-375 The Informal Economy: Is Formalization the Answer?
DEV-401Y Applications and Cases in International Development
DEV-501M Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building I