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Introduction to Policy Analysis
This page is to support the public policy analysis and modeling course (DCC5350).

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Bivariate Normal Distribution Term Paper & Exam
  • Term Paper (1st draft by 02/15; final by 03/15) PDF icon New Icon Template file MS Word
  • Final exam (week 11) PDF icon Exam template file MS Word

Bivariate Normal Distribution Week 1: Introduction (January 11th)
  • Readings:
    1. Landau, Martin. 1977. The Place of Policy Analysis in Political Science: Five Perspectives--The Proper Domain of Policy Analysis. American Journal of Political Science 21(2): 423-427. PDF icon
    2. Weimer & Vining (2010) Chapter 2. PDF icon
    3. Class nots PDF icon Class slide Powerpoint icon
  • Optional:
    1. Dewey (1927)
    2. Lowi, Theodore. 1988. Foreword: New Dimensions in Policy and Politics. In Social Regulatory Policy: Moral Controversies in American Politics. Edited by Raymond Tatalovich and Byron W. Daynes, x-xxi. CO: Westview Press.
    3. Weimer & Vining (2010) Chapter 14, 15 or Dunn (2012) Chapter 1, 2.
    4. Types of Policy Analysis (29 min) VLC icon

Bivariate Normal Distribution Week 2: Art and Craft of Policy Analysis (01/18) --Quiz
  • Readings:
    1. Wildavsky (2016) Introduction and Ch. 16 PDF icon
    2. Class nots PDF icon
  • Options:
    1. Cohen, Michael D., James G. March, and Johan P. Olsen. 1972. A Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice. Administrative Science Quarterly 17(1): 1-25.
    2. Landau, Martin, and Russell Stout, Jr. 1979. To Manage Is Not To Control: Or the Folly of Type II Errors. Public Administration Review 39(2): 148-156.
    3. Lindblom, Charles E. 1959. The Science of 'Muddling Through'. Public Administration Review 19(2): 79-88.
    4. Lindblom, Charles E. 1979. Still Muddling, Not Yet Through. Public Administration Review 39(6): 517-526.
    5. Majone (1989) Ch. 1-3. PDF icon
    6. Aaron Wildavsky Forum on Public Policy (77 min) VLC icon

Bivariate Normal Distribution Week 3: Procedures of Policy Analysis 1 (01/25) --Quiz
  • Readings:
    1. Bardach and Patashnik (2016) Part I (pp. 1-82).
    2. Class nots Powerpoint icon
  • Options:
    1. Weimer & Vining (2010) Chapter 2. PDF icon

Bivariate Normal Distribution Week 4: Procedures of Policy Analysis 2 (02/01) --Quiz
  • Readings: Bardach and Patashnik (2016) Part II (pp. 83-111).
  • Options:
    1. Majone (1989) Ch. 3-4 PDF icon

No class on February 8th

Bivariate Normal Distribution Week 5: Basics of Cost-Benefit Analysis (02/15)--Quiz
  • Readings:
    1. Krutilla, Kerry. 2005. Using the Kaldor-Hicks tableau format for cost-benefit analysis and policy evaluation. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 24(4): 864-875. PDF icon
  • Options:
    1. Boardman, Greenberg, Vining, and Weimer (2011) Chapter 1.
    2. Cost benefit analysis PDF icon
    3. Cost Benefit Perspectives (9 min) VLC icon
    4. Net Present Value (NPV) (10 min) VLC icon
    5. Cost-Benefit Analysis and Shadow Prices (28 min) VLC icon

Bivariate Normal Distribution Week 6: Decision Analysis I (02/22) --Quiz
  • Readings: Hillier & Hillier (2014) Chapter 9 (9.1-9.3, and 9.5).
  • Lecture Note PDF icon Slide Powerpoint icon
  • Optional:
    1. Albright & Winston (2005) Chapter 8.
    2. Stevenson and Ozgur (2007) Chapter 11 PDF icon

Bivariate Normal Distribution Week 7: Systems Thinking (03/01) --Quiz

Bivariate Normal Distribution Week 8: Communicating Policy Analysis (03/08)
  • Readings:
    1. Dunn (2012) Ch. 9
    2. Majone (1989) Ch. 2 PDF icon
  • Optional:
    1. Dunn (2012) Ch. 8
    2. Bardach and Patashnik (2016) Part II (pp. 72-82)

Final Exam in week 11

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