Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

PA 380 Analytic Tools for Public Policy (*)


This course offers an introduction to the role of policy analysis and the analytical concepts and tools that are used in the practice. The first part of the course will introduce students to policy analysis, rationales for public policy, tools for framing policy problems, and the application of key concepts and methods from economics. In the second part of the course, we will apply these concepts and tools through guided hands-on data exercises, interpreting and generating relevant informational graphics, producing a policy memo, and presenting results to technical policy problems and solutions. 

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Fall 2021 Syllabus Durrance 

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(*) = Routinely Offered

(**) = Commonly Offered (very likely to be offered in the next one to three years)