Specializations Data Analytics Specialization Education Policy Specialization Energy & Environmental Policy Specialization Finance & Policy Specialization Gender and Policy Specialization Global Conflict Studies Specialization Health Policy Specialization International Policy & Development Specialization Markets & Regulation Specialization Municipal Finance Specialization Social and Economic Inequality Specialization Survey Research Specialization Certificates Outside Harris ObjectivesThe International Policy and Development (IPD) Specialization focuses on two broad kinds of questions:1. How to achieve economic and political development? These courses focus on why some people and societies are poor, unequal, unstable, or unfree, and what circumstances and policies promote wealth, equality, stability, and freedoms.2. How to design and implement public policy globally? The courses focus on public policy issues in an international setting across a range of subjects, including: education, health, children, criminal justice, public finance, labor markets, elections, and so forth.The IPD specialization is designed to prepare students for careers in government, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, or multinational corporations.Students who complete this specialization will be able to:Assess key arguments advanced historically and currently in the arena of developmentUnderstand whether and why an intervention is successful or not, whether an intervention is scalable and how to meaningfully measure outcomesSeek data-driven solutions to development issues across multiple sectors, including economy, education, governance, energy, security, gender, health, and the environmentThe specialization’s curated list of electives is designed to allow students to explore multiple academic approaches to understanding development, including from economics, political science, statistics, and psychology. In addition, we encourage students pursuing the specialization to participate in events sponsored by The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts.Harris specializations function as areas of specialization within the degree. specializations assume knowledge of the 6-course Harris Core and build upon that foundation with coursework in specific policy areas or technical skills.Application ProcessThe specialization is open to any University of Chicago graduate student. Harris students please indicate your intent to pursue this specialization using the Harris specialization Application Form. If you are a non-Harris student and intend to complete the requirements for the International Policy and Development specialization please submit the Harris specialization Application for Non-Harris Students to indicate you are pursuing this specialization.For specialization registration questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.Planning for the SpecializationFor information on which quarter(s) each course will be offered see the Harris Courses page and filter by specialization. For courses offered by other divisions the typical quarter(s) offered has been indicated.Specialization RequirementsThe specialization requires completion of three specialization courses. Students must achieve at least a B- grade in each course. No specialization course may be taken on a pass/fail grading basis. The courses do not need to be taken in a particular order. Students should complete the formal signup process to indicate their intention to pursue the specialization.The specialization will be awarded to students who complete any three of the qualifying courses; however, the following two courses are recommended as a fundamental sequence of the specialization:PPHA 35550 Economic Development and PolicyPPHA 35556 Power and "Development"The following courses also fulfill the requirement for the International Development and Policy specialization:PPHA 32736 Economics, Politics and African SocietiesPPHA 32740 Order and ViolencePPHA 35240 Education, Inequality, and Economic DevelopmentPPHA 34600 Program Evaluation (International Policy Focus)PPHA 35560 Translating Evidence for Policy and Program DesignPPHA 35565 Infrastructure and DevelopmentPPHA 35575 Behavioral Experiments in International Development: From Theory to PracticePPHA 35577 Big Data and DevelopmentPPHA 35578 Qualitative Methods for International Policy and DevelopmentPPHA 35585 The Chinese Economy PPHA 39530 Macroeconomic PolicymakingPPHA 39750 Politics and Public Policy in Latin AmericaPPHA 39930 International Climate PolicyPPHA 47400 Women, Development and PoliticsPPHA 60000 Policy Lab (International Development sections only)BUSN 33520 The Wealth of NationsECMA 35550 / PPHA 35561 The Practicalities of Running Randomized Control TrialsLACS 36382 Development and Environment in Latin AmericaLAWS 53132 / PPHA 38751 Human Trafficking and the Link to Public CorruptionSSAD 62912 / PPHA 32760 Global Development and Social WelfareSSAD 63800 Program Evaluation in International SettingsNot offered in 2023-2024 PPHA 35540 How to Change the World: Science of Policymaking in International Policy and DevelopmentPPHA 37040 Economic Growth and DevelopmentPPHA 38754 Global Forced Displacement: Policy and PracticeSpecialization ContactsRebecca Wolfe, Faculty Administrative DirectorChristopher Blattman, Specialization DirectorFaculty SpotlightThe pandemic changed a lot of teaching for the worse, but I wanted to tweet how it spurred me to try to change the way we teach international policy and development @HarrisPolicy. In short, we took the opportunity to try to get policymakers all over the world to teach classes. pic.twitter.com/iBb97ixjhY — Chris Blattman (@cblatts) February 25, 2021 Rebecca Wolfe, Assistant Instructional ProfessorEmail email@example.comRamalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict StudiesChristopher BlattmanA faculty member in The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts, Chris Blattman focuses on why some people and societies are poor, unequal and violent, and how to tackle these issues.