Session Date-Application DeadlineProgram Fee$5,900Program Director
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 solve problems and expand to new industries to drive development. New growth strategies need paths, processes and organizations to address this problem.
Leading Economic Growth (Online) is a 10-week online executive program, led by Professor Ricardo Hausmann and Professor Matt Andrews, that examines new approaches to shared growth and development, expanding a country’s productive capabilities and developing contextually-driven strategies for growth. Learn powerful new tools that allow countries to better chart the road ahead, identify the obstacles to prosperity and define actions that can lead to economic growth.
Leading Economic Growth brings together leading experts in economic development with practitioners from around the globe to focus on practical approaches to shared growth and development. The curriculum provides a framework for understanding economic growth, as well as sophisticated tools for diagnosis, decision making, and implementation.
Over the course of 10 weeks, you will gain an enhanced understanding of how to develop a set of policies and tools to detect distortions and design solutions to unlock growth.
The concepts and frameworks you learn will allow you to design effective strategies for economic growth and will be applied to your own economic growth challenge that you are addressing in your city, region or country.
During this program you will gain an in-depth look at specific topics that determine the economic potential of a country, including:
- Economic diversification and complexity
- The nature of growth and structural transformation
- Organizational architecture and design
- Policy implementation
Leading Economic Growth is designed for senior-level individuals and teams in all sectors with active roles in promoting economic activity.
Recommended applicants include:
- Government officials from ministries, investment promotion agencies, and regional and city development institutions
- Executives from multinational and national corporations who play a role in strategic decisions
- Program officers from multilateral institutions that promote and advise on growth strategies
Teams working together on specific growth and development projects will also benefit from the opportunity to develop working case studies about their own country, region or municipality and receive feedback leveraging the combined experience of the faculty and fellow classmates.
Access the draft program schedule.
To successfully complete this program, you will be required to complete all 10 individual assignments and attend all 10 peer learning group sessions. These program elements will help you develop a strategy that you can implement to promote economic growth in your city, region, or country. Participants are expected to commit a minimum of three hours/week to live sessions and approximately five hours/week to self-study time.