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Current Courses

Please note: Course times and locations are subject to change. Always check Explore Courses for the most updated information. Courses taught in the Public Policy Program are covered by a set of course management policies, laid out in this document. Students are responsible for knowing and abiding by these course policies.

Title Instructor(s) Quarter Schedule
PUBLPOL 14
Navigating Financial Crises in the Modern Global Economy (ECON 14)

What causes financial crises? What are the keys to anticipating, preventing, and managing disruptions in the global financial system? This course prepares students to...

Toloui, R. 2018-2019 Winter
Wednesday
4:30pm - 6:20pm
260-113
PUBLPOL 100
Hoover Institution National Security Affairs Fellows Mentorship Program

The Hoover Institution National Security Affairs Fellows Mentorship Program is a yearly program for Stanford undergraduate students that begins in September of the...

Zegart, A. 2018-2019 Winter
PUBLPOL 101
Politics and Public Policy (AMSTUD 123X, POLISCI 102, PUBLPOL 201)

American political institutions (the Presidency, Congress, and the Court) and political processes (the formation of political attitudes and voting) have for some time now...

Cain, B., DeHart, C., Thompson, D., Aldridge, A., Brady, D. 2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
260-113
PUBLPOL 104
Economic Policy Analysis (ECON 150, PUBLPOL 204)

The relationship between microeconomic analysis and public policy making. How economic policy analysis is done and why political leaders regard it as useful but not...

Rosston, G., Kim, J. 2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
GSB McClelland 110
PUBLPOL 104
Economic Policy Analysis (ECON 150, PUBLPOL 204)

The relationship between microeconomic analysis and public policy making. How economic policy analysis is done and why political leaders regard it as useful but not...

Rosston, G., Mac Gregor Oettler, S. 2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
380-380X
PUBLPOL 105
Empirical Methods in Public Policy (PUBLPOL 205)

Methods of empirical analysis and applications in public policy. Emphasis on causal inference and program evaluation. Public policy applications include health, education...

Chee, C., Zempleni, R. 2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
200-217
PUBLPOL 105
Empirical Methods in Public Policy (PUBLPOL 205)

Methods of empirical analysis and applications in public policy. Emphasis on causal inference and program evaluation. Public policy applications include health, education...

Zempleni, R. 2018-2019 Winter
Wednesday
3:30pm - 4:20pm
PUBLPOL 106
Law and Economics (ECON 154, PUBLPOL 206)

This course explores the role of law in promoting well-being (happiness). Law, among its other functions, can serve as a mechanism to harmonize private incentives with...

Zhu, C., Vasquez Duque, O., Owen, B. 2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
9:30am - 11:20am
160-325
PUBLPOL 106
Law and Economics (ECON 154, PUBLPOL 206)

This course explores the role of law in promoting well-being (happiness). Law, among its other functions, can serve as a mechanism to harmonize private incentives with...

Zhu, C., Vasquez Duque, O., Owen, B. 2018-2019 Winter
PUBLPOL 106
Law and Economics (ECON 154, PUBLPOL 206)

This course explores the role of law in promoting well-being (happiness). Law, among its other functions, can serve as a mechanism to harmonize private incentives with...

Vasquez Duque, O. 2018-2019 Winter
PUBLPOL 106
Law and Economics (ECON 154, PUBLPOL 206)

This course explores the role of law in promoting well-being (happiness). Law, among its other functions, can serve as a mechanism to harmonize private incentives with...

Zhu, C. 2018-2019 Winter
PUBLPOL 109Q
Community Police Academy

The Community Police Academy is a combination of classroom instruction and "hands-on" activities that examine life as a police officer. This class looks to clarify and...

Wilson, L., Bergado, V. 2018-2019 Winter
Wednesday
5:30pm - 8:30pm
PUBLPOL 122
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Response (BIOE 122, EMED 122, EMED 222, PUBLPOL 222)

Overview of the most pressing biosecurity issues facing the world today. Guest lecturers have included former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Special Assistant...

Trounce, M. 2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday
3:30pm - 5:20pm
Li Ka Shing Center, room 130
PUBLPOL 129
Conversations on the Indian Economy

This course is intended to give students the opportunity to engage with Stanford faculty, across the University's different schools, who undertake research related to the...

Kochar, A. 2018-2019 Winter
Thursday
4:30pm - 5:50pm
100-101K
PUBLPOL 130
Urban Development and Governance (CEE 230, PUBLPOL 230, URBANST 130)

Introduction to urban planning, policy, politics, and governance by a lecture team from SPUR. Focus on the U.S., California, and the Bay Area.

Leckie, J., Terplan, E., Wang, K. 2018-2019 Winter
Monday
6:00pm - 8:50pm
Y2E2 101
PUBLPOL 133
Political Power in American Cities (AMSTUD 121Z, POLISCI 121, URBANST 111)

The major actors, institutions, processes, and policies of sub-state government in the U.S., emphasizing city general-purpose governments through a comparative examination...

Nall, C., Krass, M. 2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
9:30am - 11:20am
School of Education 206
PUBLPOL 143
Finance and Society for non-MBAs (ECON 143, INTLPOL 227, MS&E 147, POLISCI 127A)

This interdisciplinary course explores the economic, political, and cultural forces that shape the financial system and, through this system, have major effects on the...

Yoon, J., Looi, Q., Admati, A., Ponce, S. 2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
GSB Gunn 102
PUBLPOL 143
Finance and Society for non-MBAs (ECON 143, INTLPOL 227, MS&E 147, POLISCI 127A)

This interdisciplinary course explores the economic, political, and cultural forces that shape the financial system and, through this system, have major effects on the...

Yoon, J., Looi, Q., Admati, A., Ponce, S. 2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
GSB Gunn 102
PUBLPOL 146
What The 2018 Elections Told Us And How They Help Us See How Campaigns Can Win In 2020 (COMM 153A, COMM 253A, POLISCI 72, PUBLPOL 246)

(Same as LAW 7057). The frequency of American elections means that we¿re never that far away from the next contest. This course is situated shortly after the conclusion of...

Chen, L., Cain, B., Ginsberg, B., Zimmerman, H. 2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
420-041
PUBLPOL 146
What The 2018 Elections Told Us And How They Help Us See How Campaigns Can Win In 2020 (COMM 153A, COMM 253A, POLISCI 72, PUBLPOL 246)

(Same as LAW 7057). The frequency of American elections means that we¿re never that far away from the next contest. This course is situated shortly after the conclusion of...

Zimmerman, H. 2018-2019 Winter
PUBLPOL 154
Politics and Policy in California

State politics and policy making, including the roles of the legislature, legislative leadership, governor, special interests, campaign finance, advocacy groups, ballot...

Nation, J., Crane, D., Livingston, R., Smalbach, R. 2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:20pm
Econ 139
PUBLPOL 166
The Politics of Epidemics (FEMGEN 146)

When it comes to healthcare, whose bodies matter, who deserves care? How do scholars, activists, and patients confront and combat widespread healthcare disparities? This...

Crandall, M. 2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
200-015
PUBLPOL 168
Global Organizations: The Matrix of Change (PUBLPOL 268, SOC 168, SOC 268)

We derive analytical tools from the social sciences in studying a variety of organizations given their strategies, and in particular, when their strategies change. Focus...

Meyersson Milgrom, E. 2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:20pm
160-325
PUBLPOL 173
Science, Innovation and the Law (HUMBIO 173)

The interaction of science, business and law: how scientific ideas are protected by law; the rights of those who invent, develop, and finance scientific discovery; the...

Hong, E., Abrams, W. 2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday
9:00am - 10:20am
School of Education 128
PUBLPOL 181
Computers, Ethics, and Public Policy (COMM 181, CS 181, ETHICSOC 181X, PHIL 75C, POLISCI 181)

Ethical and social issues related to the development and use of computer technology. Ethical theory, and social, political, and legal considerations. Scenarios in problem...

Sahami, M., Reich, R., Slate, D., Lynberg, A., Pierson, E., Yuh, C., Sreenivas, A., Goldstein, E., Greenberg, J., Harned, Z., Huang, J., Carroll, H., Arthurs, N., Diehl Martinez, R., Yu, G., Stowell, C., Goldstein, E., Kang, S., Weinstein, J. 2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Cubberley Auditorium
PUBLPOL 201
Politics and Public Policy (AMSTUD 123X, POLISCI 102, PUBLPOL 101)

American political institutions (the Presidency, Congress, and the Court) and political processes (the formation of political attitudes and voting) have for some time now...

Cain, B., DeHart, C., Thompson, D., Aldridge, A., Brady, D. 2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
260-113
PUBLPOL 204
Economic Policy Analysis (ECON 150, PUBLPOL 104)

The relationship between microeconomic analysis and public policy making. How economic policy analysis is done and why political leaders regard it as useful but not...

Rosston, G., Kim, J. 2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
GSB McClelland 110
PUBLPOL 205
Empirical Methods in Public Policy (PUBLPOL 105)

Methods of empirical analysis and applications in public policy. Emphasis on causal inference and program evaluation. Public policy applications include health, education...

Chee, C., Zempleni, R. 2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
200-217
PUBLPOL 206
Law and Economics (ECON 154, PUBLPOL 106)

This course explores the role of law in promoting well-being (happiness). Law, among its other functions, can serve as a mechanism to harmonize private incentives with...

Zhu, C., Vasquez Duque, O., Owen, B. 2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
9:30am - 11:20am
160-325
PUBLPOL 209
What is Public about Public Lands - Who and How to Manage.

The seminar will exam the origin and evolution of public lands from 1789 forward. Specifically, how the United States' concept of property has evolved and thus the...

Shea, P. 2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Littlefield 107
PUBLPOL 222
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Response (BIOE 122, EMED 122, EMED 222, PUBLPOL 122)

Overview of the most pressing biosecurity issues facing the world today. Guest lecturers have included former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Special Assistant...

Trounce, M. 2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday
3:30pm - 5:20pm
Li Ka Shing Center, room 130
PUBLPOL 224
Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab (SE Lab) - Global & Planetary Health (HRP 224, MED 224)

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab (SE Lab) - Global & Planetary Health is a new Collaboratory workshop for students/fellows to design/develop innovative...

Bloom, G. 2018-2019 Winter
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
Li Ka Shing Center, room 308
PUBLPOL 230
Urban Development and Governance (CEE 230, PUBLPOL 130, URBANST 130)

Introduction to urban planning, policy, politics, and governance by a lecture team from SPUR. Focus on the U.S., California, and the Bay Area.

Leckie, J., Terplan, E., Wang, K. 2018-2019 Winter
Monday
6:00pm - 8:50pm
Y2E2 101
PUBLPOL 231
Health Law: Finance and Insurance (HRP 391)

(SAME AS LAW 3001, MGTECON 331) This course provides the legal, institutional, and economic background necessary to understand the financing and production of health...

Kessler, D., Bundorf, M. 2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
8:10am - 9:40am
PUBLPOL 238
Wise Interventions (PSYCH 138, PSYCH 238)

Classic and contemporary psychological interventions; the role of psychological factors in social reforms for social problems involving healthcare, the workplace,...

Walton, G., Muragishi, G., Griffiths, C., Leibowitz, K., Thomas, C. 2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Econ 140
PUBLPOL 245
Does Facebook Need a Foreign Policy? Tech Companies & International Politics in a Changing World (INTLPOL 245)

(Formerly IPS 245) Facebook has more users than any nation has citizens. Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks more often with Chinese President Xi Jinping than President Trump does....

2018-2019 Winter
Monday
3:30pm - 5:20pm
160-322
PUBLPOL 246
What The 2018 Elections Told Us And How They Help Us See How Campaigns Can Win In 2020 (COMM 153A, COMM 253A, POLISCI 72, PUBLPOL 146)

(Same as LAW 7057). The frequency of American elections means that we¿re never that far away from the next contest. This course is situated shortly after the conclusion of...

Chen, L., Cain, B., Ginsberg, B., Zimmerman, H. 2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
420-041
PUBLPOL 268
Global Organizations: The Matrix of Change (PUBLPOL 168, SOC 168, SOC 268)

We derive analytical tools from the social sciences in studying a variety of organizations given their strategies, and in particular, when their strategies change. Focus...

Meyersson Milgrom, E. 2018-2019 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:20pm
160-325
PUBLPOL 302B
Economic Analysis of Law

(Same as LAW 7502.) This course will provide a broad overview of the scholarly field known as "law and economics." The focus will be on how legal rules and institutions...

Atkinson, N., Polinsky, A., Sheeler, P. 2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
2:15pm - 3:45pm
PUBLPOL 303D
Applied Econometrics for Public Policy

This course aims to present the theory and practice of empirical research in economics with particular emphasis on topics relating to public policy questions. We will...

Trejo, S., Seiler, S. 2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday
4:30pm - 7:20pm
GSB Bass 312
PUBLPOL 303D
Applied Econometrics for Public Policy

This course aims to present the theory and practice of empirical research in economics with particular emphasis on topics relating to public policy questions. We will...

Trejo, S. 2018-2019 Winter
PUBLPOL 311
Public Policy Colloquium

Weekly colloquia speaker series required for M.P.P. and M.A. in Public Policy students. Themes vary each quarter. Open only to Public Policy graduate students; permission...

Rosston, G. 2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
PUBLPOL 319
Legislation

(Same as Law 7048) Lawyers work in a legal system largely defined by statutes, and constantly shaped by the application of legislative power. This course is about statutes...

2018-2019 Winter
PUBLPOL 364
The Future of Finance (ECON 152, ECON 252, STATS 238)

(Same as Law 1038) If you are interested in a career in finance or that touches finance (computational science, economics, public policy, legal, regulatory, corporate,...

Beder, T. 2018-2019 Winter
Monday
11:30am - 1:20pm
Econ 139