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PUBLPOL205

Empirical Methods in Public Policy

Public Policy H&S - Humanities & Sciences

Course Description

Methods of empirical analysis and applications in public policy. Emphasis on causal inference and program evaluation. Public policy applications include health, labor and saving. Assignments include hands-on data analysis, evaluation of existing literature, and a final research project. Objective is to obtain tools to 1) critically evaluate evidence used to make policy decisions and 2) perform empirical analysis to answer questions in public policy. Prerequisite: ECON 102B. Public Policy students must take the course for a letter grade. Priority for enrollment will be given to Public Policy students. Non-Public Policy majors must receive instructor permission to enroll.

Cross Listed Courses

Grading Basis

ROP - Letter or Credit/No Credit

Min

4

Max

5

Course Repeatable for Degree Credit?

No

Course Component

Discussion

Enrollment Optional?

No

Course Component

Lecture

Enrollment Optional?

No

This course has been approved for the following WAYS

Social Inquiry (SI), Applied Quantitative Reasoning (AQR)

Does this course satisfy the University Language Requirement?

No

Programs

PUBLPOL205 is a completion requirement for: