Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 13:29

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. 

Learn more about the Undergraduate Certificate in Public Policy

Four La Follette School faculty members have received funding from the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition’s third round of awards.

Monday, 04 December 2017 14:50

PA 974 Aging and Public Policy (**)

This seminar-style course focuses on public policy related to aging and older populations. We will study major social insurance programs as well as trends and policies related to a variety of topics, including health and work at older ages, living arrangements and intergenerational transfers, and the demography of aging. While the course will primarily cover current U.S. policies and trends, we will also discuss some historical aspects and compare to policies and conventions found elsewhere.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 14:15

Lindsay Jacobs

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

Monday, 04 August 2014 00:00

PA 880 Microeconomic Policy Analysis (*)

The tools and techniques used in the economic approach to policy analysis. Emphasis is on applying these methodological tools to evaluating existing public policies and policy alternatives, as well as providing a deeper understanding of how the economy operates.