Upcoming Sessions

Session Title
Leading Economic Growth Online

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Program Director: Ariana Diaz
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Session Description

Program Fee: The program fee includes tuition and curricular materials.
Executive Certificate: This program is part of the Economic Development and Public Policy Executive Certificate series.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): This program aligns with one or more Executive Core Qualifications.
IEDC Recertification: This program is a recognized International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recertification program.

Stimulating growth is the top economic priority for many countries and localities around the world. Yet many are trapped, lacking the productive capability to expand to new industries to drive development. New growth strategies need paths, processes and organizations to address this problem.

Practical Solutions. Sophisticated Tools.

Today, powerful new tools allow countries to better chart the road ahead, identify the obstacles to prosperity and define actions that can lead to economic growth. This new approach focuses on expanding a country's set of productive capabilities and expressing them in a more diverse and complex set of products and services. It also calls for countries, regions and cities to rethink economic strategies and build organizations that are capable of unlocking new prosperity.

Leading Economic Growth is an executive program that brings together leading experts in economic development with practitioners from around the globe to focus on practical approaches to shared growth and development. Led by Professor Ricardo Hausmann and Professor Matt Andrews, this program provides a framework for understanding economic growth, as well as sophisticated tools for diagnosis and decision-making.

illustration of scheduleAs the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve in the US and around the world, we believe that there is no more important time than now to convene policymakers and practitioners around the critical economic issues all cities, regions, and countries are facing. In response, Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education is shifting our longstanding residential Leading Economic Growth program to a highly engaging 10-week online format for spring 2020. The online program will cover all of the content of the residential course. As participants you will learn new ways to think about your country’s growth challenges and to develop a strategy for addressing these challenges—including ideas on what you can do, how you can do it, and in what kind of structures, just as you would have on campus. The online program will be delivered over 10-weeks and each week will include two self-paced sessions and one live session with the faculty chairs Ricardo Hausmann and Matt Andrews. The design of the online program includes important team-based opportunities for robust peer engagement throughout. 

On completion you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion by Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education. 

Ricardo Hausmann and Matt Andrews Discuss Leading Economic Growth

The faculty chairs discuss the upcoming Harvard Kennedy School executive program Leading Economic Growth, which will now be offered online.