EPoD faculty teach HKS graduate students a variety of courses and workshops in development economics, public policy and impact evaluation that employ rigorous empirical methods to inform development and social programs, including Economic Development: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Design, Policy Analysis, Institutions and Development, as well as statistics and econometrics courses. Ranging from broad overviews to sharply focused seminars, our classes offer students a forum to work with leading policy design practitioners, hone their statistical and analytical skills, and identify their own area of focus. Rohini Pande serves as HKS Area Chair for Political and Economic Development, and Amitabh Chandra as Area Chair for Social and Urban Policy.
EPoD faculty are also engaged in developing and sharing teaching materials to support courses in evidence-based policy design, including designing teaching cases in partnership with the Kennedy School's Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence (SLATE) program. Some of the cases that EPoD faculty have created include: