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.
Cities are leading the fight against climate change. Around the world they are experiencing the devastating effects as hurricanes intensify, sea levels rise, heat islands multiply and storm water systems are overwhelmed, along with city budgets.
Drawing on an interdisciplinary social science literature, this course introduces theories and methodologies for science and technology policy analysis and familiarizes students with the landscape of science and technology policymaking in the US a
This course focuses on rigorous evaluation of policies and interventions intended to support children's early learning and success in K-12. Evaluations will be discussed in the context of the current and historical landscape.
This 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 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
No large American city grew more rapidly than Detroit from 1900 to the 1930s. Thanks to Henry Ford and the automobile manufacturing, Detroit became the prosperous axis mundi of the world vehicle industry. After World War II, Detroit seemed pois