The Executive Education Program at Harvard Kennedy School brings together experienced professionals, a world-class faculty and a dynamic curriculum to address some of the most perplexing issues in governance and leadership today. CID-affiliated Faculty play a critical role in these programs by disseminating their research findings thereby exposing leaders to cutting-edge solutions to some of the most challenging development problems.
Below is a list of courses that are led by Growth Lab-affiliated faculty:
Leading Economic Growth
Faculty: Ricardo Hausmann, Matt Andrews
This program offers a new approach to economic growth that focuses on expanding a country’s set of productive capabilities and expressing them in a more diverse and complex set of products. Contrary to a commonly held belief, as countries become more developed, their citizens and firms specialize, but the national, regional, and metropolitan economies actually diversify. The opportunities for diversification are strongly affected by the initial set of productive capabilities, which makes each situation different. This Executive Education Program provides participants with critical tools to identify new activities that can most easily be developed successfully in a specific economy.
“Leading Economic Growth offers new approaches to economic growth and the development of a country's productive capabilities. Participants will come away with critical tools to analyze, understand, and predict the development options faced by their countries and be better positioned to help chart pathways to growth."
– Ricardo Hausmann
A Cutting Edge of Development Thinking
Faculty: Ricardo Hausmann, Lant Pritchett
This five day course is meant to provide an overview of what is at the cutting edge of development thinking and research on a number (though not all) of topics and how that can be incorporated into the strategic and tactical decisions of senior officials leading development institutions. The course provides an in-depth discussion of the issues facing Development practitioners ranging from Growth Diagnostics, Structural Transformation to Service Delivery. Throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to not only hear the latest research and thinking in development, but participate in discussions on remaking development organizations. In addition, the course incorporates not only the latest research, but also the latest thinking on pressing issues such as the effects of the global financial crisis over the last year including access to finance and regulation.