POL 332 Public Policy

A discussion of the intellectual foundation for the legitimacy and functions of the American administrative state and the processes and mechanisms through which policy is designed and implemented. The course clearly delineates the capacities and expectations of public agencies with the private sector. Students develop some practical experience in utilizing the "tools of the trade" of policy analysis (e.g., theories of policy analysis, cost-benefit analysis, externalities, incentive design, moral hazard and the role of the nonprofit sector).




POL 120 and POL 130 are recommended.