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DHP P203: Analytic Frameworks for International Public Policy Decisions

Course Description

Introduction to the basic tools of policy analysis and decision-making, providing students with analytic skills to make policy decisions in many types of organizations. The course includes an introduction to public policy objectives, decision-making, and the role of analysis. Students then learn powerful analytic decision-making techniques, including decision trees, Bayes theorem, utility theory, prospect theory, game theory, benefit-cost analysis, and tipping models. Case studies are used to learn the policy analysis tools while applying them to real world policy problems. Cases come from developed and developing countries, and cover many different policy fields. No background in economics or statistics is required.

Course faculty: Carolyn Gideon
Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Fall 2019

Faculty: Carolyn Gideon
Room: Cabot 206
Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 9:40 am - 10:55 am

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Spring 2020

Faculty: Carolyn Gideon
Room: Cabot 206
Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 9:40 am - 10:55 am
SIS number: 24350

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Final exam takes place in C205 and C206

Fall 2020

Faculty: Carolyn Gideon
Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 9:00 am - 10:15 am
SIS number: 84872

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Spring 2021

Faculty: Carolyn Gideon
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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