860-0031-00L  Policy Analysis

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
LecturersT. Schmidt, B. Steffen, F. M. Egli
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for Science, Technology, and Policy MSc.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
860-0031-00 VPolicy Analysis2 hrs
Wed14:15-16:00IFW A 32.1 »
T. Schmidt, B. Steffen, F. M. Egli

Catalogue data

AbstractThe 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.
ObjectiveStudents 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.
ContentThe 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

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersT. Schmidt, F. M. Egli, B. Steffen
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Written aidsNone
Online examinationThe examination may take place on the computer.
Distance examinationIt is not possible to take a distance examination.

Learning materials

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Groups

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Restrictions

PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupScience, Technology and Policy MSc (860000)

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Science, Technology, and Policy MasterSocial SciencesOInformation