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.
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 (or equivalent)
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
UPADM-GP 274, The Intuitive and Counterintuitive in Policy Analysis
For more information about the curriculum, please see our Advising and Policies page.
Adrienne Smith, Undergraduate Studies Program Advisor, NYU Wagner
For information regarding CAS course registration, please contact the CAS Minors Team.