A continuation of PubPol 555 (Microeconomics for Public Policy), this course will deepen students' understanding of key economic concepts and principles and, importantly, apply them to the practice of policy analysis.
This course will consider the capacity of North American political institutions to shape effective environmental protection policies, devoting primary emphasis to the United States but also examining Canada and Mexico.
his course is an introduction to programming and working in STATA, a core statistical program in the social sciences. In a variety of fields, STATA remains the baseline program for analysis, data management, and visualization.
This course is intended to introduce students to a series of fundamental challenges linked to the implementation of public policies through governmental departments and agencies. We will consider the extent to which performance measurem
This course is meant for students who see themselves as change agents. The goal is to inspire you to make a long-term commitment to public service, while preparing you for the constant challenges you will need to overcome.
How do the judges on the Supreme Court make their decisions? What were the real issues in cases such as Roe v. Wade, and is it possible that the Court would overturn this decision? How do judges in different eras decided cases differently?
Diplomacy (using non-lethal means to manage interstate relations and foreign threats) and statecraft (managing state power to promote national interests) are the key tools by which a nation's foreign policy is implemented.
The Politics and History of Health Care Reform: This class will focus on answering the question of what it takes to pass a major piece of legislation -- and what that answer says about the structure of American government and nature of U.S.
Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and big data can reinforce and exacerbate racial inequality and injustice in society, from access to financial and social services to housing, hiring, and policing in th
This course offers a focused analysis of U.S. foreign policy in Africa, unpacking the continent's political, economic, and security complexities and their intersection with American strategic interests.
This course will provide an overview of recent Japanese economic history and the current state of the Japanese economy. We will consider what economic policymakers around the world can learn from Japan.
Among advanced capitalist economies, the United States is a case of remarkable inequality - between individuals, between groups of people, and between places. This course examines the relationship between race, place, and inequality.