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Leading Economic Growth

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Program Director: Ariana Diaz
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Program Fee: The program fee includes tuition, housing, curricular materials and most meals.
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.

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.

Practical Solutions. Sophisticated Tools.

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 one-week program provides a framework for understanding economic growth, as well as sophisticated tools for diagnosis and decision-making.

Designed by Harvard Kennedy School, the Leading Economic Growth executive program will enable you to:

  • Diagnose what can hold back the growth process.
  • Identify new activities that can most easily be developed successfully in a specific economy.
  • Learn how to build organizations with coordinating capacity by leveraging collaborative networks.
  • Facilitate informed investment decisions by local and global corporations.

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Program alumni discuss their experiences attending Leading Economic Growth.