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
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 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.
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.
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.
Researchers, policymakers, and publics look to science and technology to address some of society's most pressing challenges, from climate change to national security to economic growth. But such efforts are also controversial.
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.
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.