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Leading Economic Growth (Online)

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Program Director: Keisha Mayers
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$4,900
Session Description

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.

Sophisticated Tools. Practical Approaches.

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.

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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, decision-making and implementation.

In this ten-week program, you will have the opportunity to apply the concepts, frameworks, and tools you learn to your economic growth challenge that you are addressing in your city, region or country. To successfully complete this program, you will be required to complete all ten individual assignments and attend all ten 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 3 hours/week to live sessions and approximately 5 hours/week to self-study time. 

Access a draft program schedule here.

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

Ricardo Hausmann and Matt Andrews Discuss Leading Economic Growth

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