Policy Analysis Concepts and Practice

ISBN-10: 0131090836
ISBN-13: 9780131090835
Edition: 3rd 1999
List price: $78.00
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Description: For one-semester, senior/graduate-level courses in Introduction to Policy Analysis, Fundamentals of Public Policy, Policy Analysis, Public Policy, Public Finance, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Government and Business. This introduction explores both  More...

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Book details

List price: $78.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/30/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 486
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

For one-semester, senior/graduate-level courses in Introduction to Policy Analysis, Fundamentals of Public Policy, Policy Analysis, Public Policy, Public Finance, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Government and Business. This introduction explores both the hows and whys of the practices of public policy. The text provides reality-based practical advice about how to actually conduct policy analysis and demonstrates the application of advanced analytic techniques.

Introduction
Preview: The Canadian Salmon Fishery
What Is Policy Analysis?
Toward Professional Ethics
Conceptual Foundations
Efficiency and the Idealized Competitive Model
Rationales for Public Policy: Market Failures
Rationales for Public Policy: Other Limitations of the Competitive Framework
Rationales for Public Policy: Distributional and Other Goals
Limits to Public Intervention: Government Failures
Correcting Market and Government Failures: Generic Policies
Doing Policy Analysis
Landing on Your Feet: How to Confront Policy Problems
Gathering Information for Policy Analysis
Goals/Alternatives Matrices: Some Examples from CBO Studies
Benefit-Cost Analysis
Measuring Consumer Surplus in the Presence of Income Effects
Thinking Strategically About Adoption and Implementation
Doing Policy Analysis in Organizational Settings
Benefit-Cost Analysis in a Bureaucratic Setting: The Strategic Petroleum Reserve
When Statistics Count: Revising the Lead Standard for Gasoline
Conclusion
Doing Well and Doing Good
Index

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