Estimating Impacts in Policy Research

PADM-GP.2875, 3 points.

Semester: Spring, Fall


This advanced course develops a set of analytic skills that are used by some policy analysts. It focuses on impact analysis. The goals of the course are to (a) extend familiarity with methodologic issues, including various study designs, measurement problems, and analytic approaches; (b) provide hands-on experience in management, analysis, and presentation of data; and (c) develop skills in reading, critiquing, and reporting on policy-relevant impact analyses written by others. The emphasis of the course is on learning by doing, through data analysis, data presentation, and study critiquing activities. Students work on developing the ability to convey findings in text and table format.


PADM-GP.2171 and PADM-GP.2902.

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Fall 2016Emily WestSyllabus
Spring 2016Jan BlusteinSyllabus
Spring 2015Jan BlusteinSyllabus
Fall 2014Jan BlusteinSyllabus
Spring 2014Jan BlusteinSyllabus
Spring 2013Jan BlusteinSyllabus
Fall 2012Jan BlusteinSyllabus
Fall 2011Jan BlusteinSyllabus
Fall 2010Jan BlusteinSyllabus
Spring 2010Elena ElkinSyllabus
Fall 2009Syllabus
Spring 2009Syllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2015Jan BlusteinEvaluation
Spring 2015Jan BlusteinEvaluation
Spring 2014Jan BlusteinEvaluation
Fall 2013Jan BlusteinEvaluation
Spring 2013Jan BlusteinEvaluation
Spring 2012Mijanovich, TodEvaluation
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West, Emily Anne

Weekly Schedule:
Tue - 6:45 pm to 8:25 pm

Session Dates:
09/06/2016 to 12/16/2016

Bldg:SILV Room:407