Public Policy Analysis

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We delve into research methods and quantitative techniques for policy analysis, including ex ante policy analysis and policy instruments, benefit-cost analysis, program evaluation, and applied econometrics. Our policy analysis tool kit is extensive and, in our research for solutions to public policy issues, we include:

  • Process or implementation studies
  • Social experimentation and program evaluation
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Forecasting, risk-assessment, efficiency modeling
  • Constrained optimization methods such as linear or multi-objective goal programming

      • P762 Public Program Evaluation
      • P764 Seminar in Policy Analysis
      • P723 Public Programs

Policy Analysis

The systematic assessment of policy alternatives to a particular public problem or issue.

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