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.
I hope to use the analytical and management skills I learn at La Follette to fight for opportunity and economic mobility.
La Follette School faculty members David Weimer and Emilia Tjernstrom are seeking project proposals for their Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) courses this fall. Students in this course work in teams on a real-world issue for an actual client.
La Follette School Working Paper No. 2014-010
This course will present the welfare economics underpinnings for evaluating the social benefits and costs of government activities. Issues such as uncertainty, the social discount rate, and welfare weights will be discussed; case studies from the environmental, social policy, and agricultural areas will be studied.
Fall 2016: Both sections of Cost-Benefit Analysis will include client projects.
This course develops skills in policy analysis in two ways. First, it sets out the conceptual foundations for understanding the role of policy analysis in democratic politics. Second, it provides training and experience in policy analysis craft.
La Follette School Working Paper No. 2009-022
La Follette School Working Paper No. 2006-013
La Follette School Working Paper No. 2005-014