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This class will provide an introduction to quantitative analysis in public policy. Much of the class is devoted to learning about the effects of policies and answering empirical, policy-relevant questions from observational data. In doing so, the course provides an introduction to critical, quantitative thinking in general. Students will be introduced to the basic toolkit of policy analysis, which includes sampling, hypothesis testing, Bayesian inference, regression, experiments, instrumental variables, differences in differences, and regression discontinuity. Students will also learn how to use a statistical software program to organize and analyze data. More importantly, students will learn the principles of critical thinking essential for careful and credible policy analysis. This course is a part of the Evening Master's Program (EMP).


Harris Part-Time MA Program at 1871 students only. 

Course Sections

Quarter Instructor(s) Day(s) Time(s)
Spring 2021 Christopher Clapp
Winter 2021 Katherine Baird Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM
Fall 2020 Eyal Frank Thursday