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Viewing: PPPA 6020 : Decision Modeling for Public Policy

Last approved: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:02:03 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:46:49 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Public Policy and Public Administration (PPPA)
PPPA
6020
Decision Modeling for Public Policy
Decision Modeling Pub Pol
Summer 2017
3
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Practical modeling approaches used by policy analysts to explain and assess complex problems, bound a solution space, or determine what data is needed to support policy decisions; using spreadsheets (specifically, Microsoft Excel) to begin modeling policy problems.
● Apply modeling & probability theory in a variety of policy contexts
● Use Excel to begin modeling of policy problems, and understand when other more
powerful tools would be more appropriate
● Conduct analyses with probability models and simulation using Monte Carlo
techniques when an Excel based model is sufficient
● Demonstrate evaluation of a policy issue using modeling
● Assess the value of additional information
● Understand optimization as a tool for solving problems
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