Introduction to policy analysis

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Economics Analysis and Public Policy
Crédits ECTS
Automne - Fall
Master - Grade
Prérequis / Prerequisites
Bachelor's degree or Equivalent; Level B2 of the the CECRL in English
- fundamental descriptive statistics
- Mathematical analysis
- Fundamentals in Macro and Micro economics
- General Accounting
Contenu du cours / Course content
This Module will be organized in the form of classroom courses and Recitations, which are completed with homework preparing both of them based on relevant educational material that each professor will select and provide to the students. Additional Personal works in the form of case studies will be prepared by the students under the supervision of the professor in charge of the course. The course consists on two formal evaluations: mid-term exam and final exam. The module’s content is as follows:
- The rationale for policy interventions: context and overview
- systematic methods of thinking about policy design
- Systematic methods of thinking about the political process.
- Introduction to cost effectiveness analysis
- Introduction to cost-benefit analysis,
- Risk analysis
- Tools that are commonly used to evaluate competing policy proposals.
- Policy debates and controversies that are important in current American politics,
- Lessons from recent examples from environmental, health, social and education policy

Objectifs du cours / Course objectives
This introductory course is aiming at understanding public policy interventions and of the methods that public sector professionals use to analyze the feasibility and desirability of such policies. At the end of this course, we are expecting that the students will be introduced to policy analysis and aware of different policies and their raison d’être and able to identify the suitable tools, methods and approaches to analyze policy feasibility from both an economic and financial perspectives

Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique
Faculté de Gouvernance, Sciences Economiques et Sociales

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Ben Guérir, 43150
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