PUBPOL 750

PUBPOL 750.005: Topics: Thinking Analytically for Policy and Decision

Level
Graduate
Term
Fall 2015
Days
Monday, Wednesday
Time
10:00-11:30 am EST
Course Location
1230 WEILL
Course Section
005
U-M Course Number
27099
Credit Hours
3

This course presents a framework for decision-making in public policy. Students will develop: 1) the ability to formulate quantitative models from real world situations that arise frequently in the policy arena, and 2) familiarity with quantitative spreadsheet techniques for analyzing these models. These techniques include optimization via linear and nonlinear programming, queuing theory, time series forecasting, decision trees, game theory, and Mote Carlo simulations.