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Analyzing Public Policy : Concepts, Tools, and Techniques - 2nd edition

Analyzing Public Policy : Concepts, Tools, and Techniques (ISBN10: 1604265701; ISBN13: 9781604265705)
ISBN13: 978-1604265705
ISBN10: 1604265701

Summary: Solving complex policy issues requires an analyst to balance constituents needs with the political and economic realities of governance. In Guptas foundational text, each conceptwhether its research design, forecasting, or cost-benefit analysisis illustrated with recent cases such as the 2008 banking crisis and a GAO report on poverty, allowing students to master a skill and understand its real world application. Expanded coverage of the issues of measurement that ar
ise in economic analyses helps to emphasize the subjective considerations within the decision-making process. New chapters include coverage of the social goals of public policy and how to reconcile divergent views of analysts and policymakers. Students benefit from tables, figures, key terms, and exercises, and instructors resources include these graphics in electronic format and a solutions manual.
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Summary: Solving complex policy issues requires an analyst to balance constituents needs with the political and economic realities of governance. In Guptas foundational text, each conceptwhether its research design, forecasting, or cost-benefit analysisis illustrated with recent cases such as the 2008 banking crisis and a GAO report on poverty, allowing students to master a skill and understand its real world application. Expanded coverage of the issues of measurement that arise in economic analyses helps to emphasize the subjective considerations within the decision-making process. New chapters include coverage of the social goals of public policy and how to reconcile divergent views of analysts and policymakers. Students benefit from tables, figures, key terms, and exercises, and instructors resources include these graphics in electronic format and a solutions manual. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 11
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Congressional Quarterly
Year Published: 2011
International: No



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