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 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.
What are smart cities? What makes them smart? Are they equitable and accessible? The aim of this hands-on applied policy course is to introduce students to smart cities and the rapidly evolving mobility ecosystem.
Instructors: Phyllis Meadows, Senior Fellow, Health, The Kresge Foundation and Marianne Udow-Phillips, Lecturer of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Executive Director, Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT).
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.
How are the inherent and intersecting relations of power including inherent structures of dominance related to the experience of violence, oppression and resistance textured into the context of politics and policy making?
This course deals with the economics of international trade policy, most obviously tariffs on imports but also a variety of non-tariff barriers and other policies that impact international trade. The topic has increased in importance under Presid
Total global fintech investment increased from $50.8 billion in 2017 to a full $111.8 billion in 2018, according to KPMG?s The Pulse of Fintech, and there are no signs that growth in this sector will slow down.
This course provides an introduction to public policy design and analysis using "systematic thinking" from the social sciences and humanities, with the application of scientific methods and knowledge more generally.