Professor Leonardo Secchi, a former honorary fellow at the La Follette School, has published Public Policy Analysis: Diagnose Problems, Recommend Solutions. Written in Portuguese, the book is a practical manual for public policy analysis in higher education and a step-by-step guide for diagnosing problems and recommending solutions in the executive and legislative branches of federal, state, and local government.
In the book’s preface, Secchi thanked Professor David Weimer, who supervised Secchi’s postdoctoral research fellowship at the La Follette School during the 2014–2015 academic year. Secchi and Weimer also are translating Weimer’s book Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice into Portuguese.
Secchi, who wrote the first public policy textbook in Portuguese, co-authored a chapter about public administration in Brazil in The International Handbook of Public Administration and Governance (published in 2015).
He recently was named vice chancellor for budget and planning at Brazil’s Santa Catarina State University; is founding director of PVBLICA, a Brazilian public policy institute; and is a director of the Brazilian Society for Public Administration.