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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 2022 - 2023

Course Number

Course Title


API-205 Politics and Policies: What Can Data Tell Us?
API-209 Advanced Quantitative Methods I: Statistics
Dan LevyFaculty
API-210 Advanced Quantitative Methods II: Econometric Methods
API-211 Program Evaluation and Education Policy
API-222 Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics
API-302 Analytic Frameworks for Policy
API-303 Game Theory and Strategic Decisions
API-305 Behavioral Economics, Law and Public Policy
API-313M The Tools and Methods of Economic Complexity Analysis
API-318 Thinking Analytically in an Uncertain World
Dan LevyFaculty
API-500M Spring Exercise
API-501 Policy Design and Delivery I
API-502 Policy Design and Delivery II
Nick SinaiFaculty
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