The class deals with the political, practical and substantive facets of policy making. We do this by analyzing the passage - and sometimes failure - of signature pieces of federal legislation that imposed massive change on the country.
Climate change often feels like a problem that our brains have been hardwired to ignore. Climate change is abstract and complex, making it hard for non-scientists (including policy-makers) to understand.
This course will provide students with a practical hands-on instruction in the analysis of survey data using the statistical package Stata. Students will learn how to investigate a variety of public policy issues using data from the U.S.
This course introduces students to multiple regression analysis and other tools of causal inference and program evaluation. The course will focus on applying these tools to real data on various policy topics.
This course will focus on public health policy primarily in the developing world. We will begin by reviewing epidemiological and demographic evidence on the leading causes of mortality and morbidity globally.
As it exposes students to the landscape of science and technology policymaking in the US and abroad, this course introduces theories and methodologies for science and technology policy analysis, with literature drawn from a range of disciplines, incl
This course seeks to make students sensitive to and articulate about the ways in which moral and political values come into play in the American policy process, particularly as they affect non-elected public officials who work in a world shaped by po
Basic economic principles and methods are used to identify the circumstances in which government intervention can improve industrial efficiency, and to investigate successful and unsuccessful regulatory strategies.
In this course, and largely borrowing on the experience of the professor as Trade Minister in a small, middle-income country, we will discuss the practical links between trade policy and the variety of issues that challenge poor societies in their pu
This course seeks to make students sensitive to and articulate about the ways in which moral and political values come into play in the American policy process, particularly as they affect non-elected public officials who work in a world shaped by
Although the American research university serves as a key source of basic research, advanced education, and infrastructure critical to the nation's welfare, it faces many challenges such as shifting public policies, changing demographics, globaliz