Public Policy Program
Course Description

PPOL 280A
Special Topics in Public Policy-Back of the Envelope Estimating for PolicyMakers
Fall

“For students of policy analysis the most difficult thing to learn, I think, is how to make numerical estimates when time is short or data are scarce. These estimates can be of just about anything: the magnitude of a problem, the cost of a program, the value of a particular activity, or the potential gain from adopting one policy rather than another.” –Fritzie Reisner In this hands-on skills lab, students teams navigate a series of case studies practicing four types of estimate: point, intervals/boundary, conditional and breakeven. Students will gain experience and confidence with estimating.

Course Credit:
1

Instructor(s):
Betsy Block

Prerequisite:
PPOL 201 and PPOL 202

Note(s):
Limit sixteen students.
Open to graduate students only.

 
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Last Updated: 3/15/18