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Policy Analysis Concepts and Practice

ISBN-10: 0136831451
ISBN-13: 9780136831457
Edition: 2nd 1992
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Description: This introduction to both the hows and whys of the practices of public policy provides reality-based practical advice about how to actually conduct policy analysis and demonstrates the application of advanced analytic techniques. Covers such topics  More...

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Book details

List price: $46.67
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.91" wide x 9.06" long
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

This introduction to both the hows and whys of the practices of public policy provides reality-based practical advice about how to actually conduct policy analysis and demonstrates the application of advanced analytic techniques. Covers such topics as Efficiency and the Idealized Competitive Model; Rationales for Public Policy (Market Failures, Other Limitations of the Competitive Framework, and Distributional and Other Goals); Limits to Public Intervention: Government Failures; Correcting Market and Government Failures: Generic Policies; How to Confront Policy Problems; Goals/Alternatives Matrices: Some Examples from CBO Studies; Benefit-Cost Analysis; Thinking Strategically About Adoption and Implementation; Benefit- Cost Analysis in Bureaucratic Settings: The Strategic Petroleum Reserve; When Statistics Count: Revising the Lead Standard for Gasoline. For anyone involved in Policy Analysis, Public Policy, Public Finance, Cost-Benefit Analysis.

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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