The Growth Lab engages with the academic and development community in the classroom and through seminars and events.

Our research insights are integrated into master's and doctoral degree curricula at Harvard Kennedy School, and HKS Executive Education programs serving senior economists and policymakers. We reach hundreds of students every year and the Growth Lab's course alumni network stands at 3,000+, many of whom are teaching our methodologies in graduate programs at top universities around the world.  

Through our Research Seminar Series and Development Talks, we hosted more than 50 events and 1,500 attendees in 2021. 


Ricardo Hausmann teaching to students at Harvard Kennedy School

Leading Economic Growth

This Executive Education course 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 Ricardo Hausmann and Matt Andrews, the curriculum provides a framework for understanding economic growth, as well as sophisticated tools for diagnosis, decision making, and implementation. 

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Seminars & Events

Research Seminar Series

This weekly seminar brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development and emphasizes interdisciplinary exchanges between the social and natural sciences. 

Upcoming Seminars

Development Talks Seminar

The Growth Lab's "Development Talks" is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy. 

Upcoming Dev Talks

Impact: 2021 and Beyond






Course Alumni


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