PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
18302
Career
Graduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 5/1/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
Grad Letter Grade
Description
How can we improve the ability of society to choose between alternative policies? This course provides a framework to assess alternative policies on the dimensions of efficiency, equity, and political feasibility. The comparative institutional framework requires an interdisciplinary perspective which draws on economics, political science, and political economy. Throughout the course, we will consider how insights from these disciplines provide insight into the choices confronting policymakers seeking to bring society closer to their conception of the good life. The course is organized into three parts: an introduction to policy analysis; a framework for comparative markets and governments; and applications of the framework. One of the main goals of the course, besides mastering the material (as evidenced by an in-class midterm), is a series of papers applying these concepts as well as an original research paper conducting a policy analysis.
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: PIA 2001 or 2008 or PIA 2022 or PIA 2024; PROG: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Class Notes
The planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is FULL COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-full-cohort-classroom/.

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Class Details
Instructor(s)
Jessica Hanson-DeFusco
Meets
Tu 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/20/2021
Room
111 Barco Law Building
Instructor(s)
Jessica Hanson-DeFusco
Meets
Tu 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Meeting Dates
04/27/2021 - 04/27/2021
Room
343 Alumni Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
31
Seats Open
0
Class Capacity
30
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
0