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
Medicine - Med/PCOR
Economics
Public Policy
Hoover Institution
Hoover Institution
Graduate School of Education
Economics
Political Science
Hoover Institution
Law School
Economics
Graduate School of Business - Dean's Office
Economics
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Economics
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
SIEPR Operations

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

Pistaferri, L. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Winter

Monday Wednesday
8:30 AM
10:30 AM

ECON 136

Milgrom, P. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Winter

Tuesday Thursday
8:30 AM
10:30 AM

McKeon, S. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Spring

Monday Wednesday
4:00 PM
6:00 PM

Cuesta, J. (PI)
Yi, L. (TA)
Rosenberg, A. (TA)

2021 - 2022
Autumn

Monday Wednesday
1:30 PM
3:30 PM

Bagwell, K. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Spring

Monday Wednesday
11:00 AM
1:00 PM

ECON 202

Bakhtin, M. (TA)
Segal, I. (PI)
Bernheim, B. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Autumn

Monday Wednesday
1:30 PM
3:30 PM

Pope, D. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Autumn

Thursday
8:30 AM
11:30 AM

Jaquith, A. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Winter

Tuesday
8:30 AM
11:30 AM

Domingue, B. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Winter

Wednesday
9:45 AM
12:45 PM

McFarland, D. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Spring

Tuesday Thursday
3:15 PM
4:45 PM

Ha, S. (TA)
Gelauff, L. (TA)
Bistritz, I. (PI)
Lotidis, K. (TA)

2021 - 2022
Autumn

Monday Wednesday
1:30 PM
3:30 PM

Chen, G. (TA)
Zanotti, G. (TA)
Infanger, G. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Autumn

Tuesday Thursday
1:30 PM
3:30 PM

Shachter, R. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Spring

Tuesday Thursday
9:45 AM
11:15 AM

Pate-Cornell, E. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Winter

Monday Wednesday
1:30 PM
3:00 PM

Pate-Cornell, E. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Spring

Monday
4:00 PM
6:00 PM

Nesbitt, D. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Spring

Tuesday
1:30 PM
4:30 PM

Nation, J. (PI)
Jensen, G. (TA)
Crane, D. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Winter

Bettinger, E. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Spring

Chen, L. (PI)
Cain, B. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Winter

Monday Wednesday
9:45 AM
11:15 AM

Litvak, L. (PI)

2021 - 2022
Winter