The Art and Science of Policy Design
Introduces students to policy-making as both the "art" and the "science" of developing responses to collective problems, e.g. climate change, drug policy, health care provision. Crafting "good" public policy means grappling with the more political, and unpredictable, realities that must be factored into all stages of the policy cycle (the art). The course explores this challenge through a series of current policy case studies, and by examining complex issues surrounding policy instrument choice. Class sessions will mix lectures, discussions, group activities, and guest speakers.