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Academic Year 2005/2006
GOVT 204 FA
Policy analysis entails thinking systematically about public policy and the ways in which officials make decisions and tradeoffs in an environment characterized by uncertainty, conflicting interests, and scarce
It also entails assessing policy performance. Fortunately, many conceptual and analytical tools can provide a greater degree of precision in analyzing policy, assuming that they are used correctly. This course introduces
students to the conceptual and theoretical foundations of policy analysis and provides coverage of several critical quantitative techniques (e.g., cost-benefit analysis). Along the way, students will be introduced to the
logic of social scientific research.
A core text in policy analysis, case studies, and articles employing a variety of quantitative techniques and approaches to policy analysis.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Exams, presentations, and exercises.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
This course is strongly recommended for Government majors in the American Politics concentration. Ideally, it should be taken in the sophomore year, because its lesson can be applied in many upper-level courses.
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- Instructor(s): Eisner,Marc A.
- Times: .M.W.F. 08:00AM-08:50AM; Location: PAC004;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 25)
- SR. major: 8 Jr. major: 9
- SR. non-major: 0 Jr. non-major: 0 SO: 8 FR: X
- Curricular Renewal: Quantitative Reasoning
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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