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Spring 2011 - 62270 - PA397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis

Quantitative Methods for Management

Instructor(s): Matwiczak, Kenneth
Unique Number: 62270
Day & Time: W 9:00 - 12:00 pm
Room: SRH 3.355
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Course Overview

In addition to the Introduction to Empirical Methods course in the common core, MPAff students are required to take another three-hour course in quantitative analysis, selected from among a set of courses focusing on the application of quantitative theory and techniques to policy analysis. Topics offered vary from year to year but include econometrics, demographic techniques, systems analysis, simulation modeling, and quantitative indicator methods. As the second course in the two-course MPAff quantitative sequence, this course is intended to provide students with an in-depth understanding and hands-on experience with a specific quantitative method useful in policy analysis. This course is usually taken during the second semester of the first year.

Section Description

In an effort to broaden and expand the studentís ìtoolkitî of decision-making and management aids, this ìtopicalî course covers additional decision analysis and modeling methods not addressed in IQA. It is intended for students who are interested in quantitative methods applied to management and administration. Topics covered in this course include:
(1) Optimization:

  • Linear Programming: Expanding o