Public Policy Analysis Minor

The Public Policy Analysis minor provides students with the core skills necessary to develop an analytic framework for understanding the causes and consequences of public policies.  It includes courses in the politics of the policymaking process; the economic analysis of public policies in terms of their impacts and distributive consequences; normative analysis of policy problems and means of implementation, and quantitative methods with a specific policy focus.

Curriculum

The Public Policy Analysis minor consists of 4 required courses and 1 analytical elective for a total of 20 credits.

Required courses (16 credits):

ECON-UA 2, Introduction of Microeconomics (prerequisite for UPADM-GP 140)

UPADM-GP 101, The Politics of Public Policy

UPADM-GP 140, Economics of Public Policy

UPADM-GP 120, Normative Issues in Public Policy

Choose one of the following (4 credits):

ECON-UA.227, Urban Economics

ECON-UA 233, Poverty and Income Distribution

POL-UA 315, Controversies in Public Policy: Logic and Evidence

POL-UA 842, Doing Political Economy: Approaches to Public Policy

POL-UA 844, Games, Strategy, and Politics

Contact

Adrienne Smith, Undergraduate Studies Administrator, NYU Wagner

For information regarding CAS course registration, please contact the CAS Minors Team