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Title
Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements
PUBPOL 571 — Applied Econometrics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: DiNardo,John E; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3

This course is an introduction to econometric methods and their use in policy analysis. Most of the course focuses on multiple regression analysis, beginning with ordinary least squares estimation, and then considers the implications and treatment of serial correlation, heteroskedasticity, specification error, and measurement error. The course also provides an introduction to simultaneous equations models, time series analysis, models for binary dependent variables, and methods for longitudinal analysis.

Advisory Prerequisite: ECON,Graduate standing.

PUBPOL 572 — Policy Models
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: DiNardo,John E; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3

The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for learning about and discussing (primarily) micro-economic applications. It is intended for those students who have completed PubPol 571 or an equivalent. The goal of the course is to provide students with the tools necessary to allow them to pursue their own research and to critically assess empirical work. Coursework will include problem sets and class presentations. We will also make extensive use of STATA.

Advisory Prerequisite: ECON 571 and Graduate standing.

PUBPOL 585 — Political Environment of Policy Analysis
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Parthasarathy,Shobita

WN 2007
Credits: 3

This course focuses on the political environment within which policy analysis takes place. In the United States, public policies are formulated and implemented in a political system of widely-shared power by participants with many different, and often conflicting, goals. To be effective, policy analysts and public managers must understand this political system. The goal of this course is to provide the student with some of the background necessary to develop strategies for dealing effectively with the political environment of policy and administration.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

PUBPOL 638 — Field Training
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Svejnar,Jan; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 1

The Integrated Policy Exercise provides students with a week long opportunity to work intensively on a policy issue. The course is held the first week in January. All students participate as part of a team representing different constituencies with an interest in the problem being studied. Working in groups of 7 to 10, students are assigned a role such as lobbying firm or political operative, or economic group. Groups prepare a political strategy to achieve their clients' objectives and to develop policy positions for their group. The week culminates in a negotiation process among all the groups involved. Topics vary each year. (Link to IPE)

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

PUBPOL 732 — Public Policy in Postsecondary Education
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Bastedo,Michael Nelson

WN 2007
Credits: 3

This course examines contemporary higher education public policy issues and provides a general introduction to the policymaking process in the United States. It illustrates the creative tension that characterizes the American federal system and the interplay of different levels and branches of government as they formulate and implement higher education policy. The course will focus on state policy issues as well as on federal higher education policy. Special attention will be given to the topic of affirmative action and public policy. The course will include presentations by guest speakers who will address current issues relating to public policy and higher education. The course has two parts. The first consists of readings and class discussions about public policymaking in general and major higher education policies in particular. The second part consists of in-depth policy analysis briefings that will be conducted by the students.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

PUBPOL 770 — Seminar in American Social History
Section 001, SEM
History and Policy Making

Instructor: Vinovskis,Maris A

WN 2007
Credits: 3

This course focuses on how historians have viewed and participated in the policymaking process. Following several more general discussions of history and policymaking, the seminar analyzes how history has been used recently in developing federal policies in education and adolescent pregnancy. Student papers focus on some aspect of federal, state, or local policymaking from an historical perspective, reflecting the student's own policy interests.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 
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