Spring 2008 not offered
Policy analysis entails thinking systematically about public policy and the ways in which officials make decisions and tradeoffs in an environment characterized by uncertainty, conflicting interests, and scarce resources. It also entails assessing policy performance. Fortunately, many conceptual and analytical tools can provide a greater degree of precision in analyzing policy, assuming that they are used correctly. This course introduces students to the conceptual and theoretical foundations of policy analysis and provides coverage of several critical quantitative techniques (e.g., regression, cost-benefit analysis). Along the way, students will be introduced to the logic of social scientific research.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
Gupta, ANALYZING PUBLIC POLICY and several articles and policy analyses.
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Two exams, several problem sets, quizzes, and a group project.
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