860-0031-00L Policy Analysis 1
|Autumn Semester 2019
|T. Schmidt, B. Steffen
|yearly recurring course
|Language of instruction
|Only for Science, Technology, and Policy MSc.
|The course Policy Analysis 1 will introduce important concepts and methods for ex-ante policy analysis. It will mostly focus on the policy content (vis-à-vis the policy process). We will primarily discuss quantitative methods. The course will contain several practical assignments in which students have to apply the concepts and methods studied.
|Students should gain the skill to perform policy analyses independently. To this end, students will be enabled to understand a policy problem and the rationale for policy intervention; to select appropriate impact categories and methods to address a policy problem through policy analysis; to assess policy alternatives, using various ex-ante policy analysis methods; and to communicate the results of the analysis.
|The course has four major topics:
•Rationales for public policy in Science and Technology
•Impact of policies on firms and investors
•Impacts of policies on socio-technical systems
•Impact of policies on society at large