Advanced Policy Analysis

The concentration in Advanced Policy Analysis enables students to develop their research skills in policy analysis. It focuses primarily, although not exclusively, on the application of quantitative techniques to policy issues that arise in various subject matter areas.

Because policy analysis interacts with the technical elements of particular disciplines, all schools and many departments in the University offer courses that meet these requirements. For the most part, the common denominator is the extensive use of tabular analysis, decision theory, statistics, simulation and optimization as research tools. Such courses differ from theoretical quantitative methods courses taught in the Statistics or Operations Research Departments by their strong commitment to application. Students choosing such courses, therefore, need to consider their interest in the field in which the course is being given in addition to the methodology being presented. It is also advisable in the majority of the recommended courses that concentrators have an above average background in mathematics, statistics and computation.

Affiliated Faculty

Graduate School of Business - Faculty
Graduate School of Education
Health Policy
Economics
Public Policy
Hoover Institution
Graduate School of Education
Economics
Political Science
Hoover Institution
Economics
Economics
SIEPR Operations
Economics
Economics

Courses

Below is a list of suggested courses. The list includes classes that students have taken in the past to complete this particular concentration, as well as additional classes that may be considered toward this topic. Students may choose to take other courses, though all concentration courses must be discussed with and approved by the faculty adviser whether or not they are on the suggested list. Students may also propose directed reading, Overseas Studies (BOSP), and Bing Stanford in Washington (BSIW) courses.

Title
Instructor
Quarter
Day, Time, Location

2022 - 2023
Spring

ECON 136

2022 - 2023
Spring

McKeon, S. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Cuesta, J. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

Monday Wednesday
1:30 PM
3:20 PM

Bagwell, K. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

ECON 202

Jagadeesan, R. (PI)
Segal, I. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

Tuesday Thursday
9:30 AM
11:20 AM

Pope, D. (PI)
Massengale, C. (TA)
Pimentel, D. (TA)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

Thursday
9:00 AM
11:50 AM

Jaquith, A. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Wednesday
8:30 AM
11:20 AM

McFarland, D. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Monday
1:30 PM
4:20 PM

Vitercik, E. (PI)
Goyal, M. (TA)
Archetti, E. (TA)
Sarmasarkar, S. (TA)

2022 - 2023
Autumn

Monday Wednesday Friday
1:30 PM
2:50 PM

Giesecke, K. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Tuesday Thursday
9:00 AM
10:20 AM

Shachter, R. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Tuesday Thursday
9:00 AM
10:20 AM

Pate-Cornell, E. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Monday Wednesday
1:30 PM
2:50 PM

Pate-Cornell, E. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Monday
4:30 PM
6:20 PM

Nesbitt, D. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Tuesday
1:30 PM
4:20 PM

2022 - 2023
Winter

Nation, J. (PI)
Crane, D. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Tuesday Thursday
8:30 AM
10:20 AM

Bettinger, E. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Spring

Cain, B. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter

Litvak, L. (PI)

2022 - 2023
Winter