Sophisticated Tools. Practical Approaches.
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) 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, the curriculum 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 three hours/week to live sessions and approximately five hours/week to self-study time.
Watch Profs. Hausmann and Andrews discuss who should apply for the course, the types of challenges often faced, and what participants will takeaway.
“It was one of the most stimulating learning experiences I have had. Not only was I able to expand my viewpoint about development and economic growth, but I was also able to think more deeply about the growth challenge I am tackling in my country.”
- Student from Spring 2021 LEG
Read this blog for more testimonials from previous students and to access their learning journey stories.