New, creative research on urgent public policy problems happens here at Harvard Kennedy School.

Faculty members who are leaders in their scholarship fields advise our PEG students on a range of research interests, including but not limited to: environmental and natural resource issues; international development; judgment and decision making; science and technology policy; health policy; and education policy.

Learn more about the interests and experiences of some of our core PhD faculty members.

The great swap: Addressing climate change with a carbon tax

The politics of climate change in the United States have long confounded efforts to curb emissions, but Professor Joe Aldy has an idea that could appeal to both liberals and conservatives.

Six questions with Rohini Pande

The co-director of Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) discusses the economic costs and benefits of informal and formal institutions in the developing world and the role of public policy in changing these.