Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / Enseignements / Teachings
Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : Students are expected to : - Participate in discussions following the lectures ; - Read and comment materials prior to discussion in class ; - Propose a Policy Case Study as a topic for Term Paper. Students' proposals will be presented and discussed in class ; - Turn in-term papers (5,000 to 7,000 words including bibliography). Coursework : 50% Term Paper : 50% Workload : Three hours of readings per week, preparation of presentations, discussion, and one essay. Pedagogical Method : Class sessions are focused on the discussion of texts introduced by students. They also include short lectures and comments by the instructor. If you wish to read and discuss, this class is for you. Course Description : This course aims at developing skills for understanding and designing public policy in a context of growing internationalization and globalization. The class trains students to write a professional policy paper. The course introduces students to the key theoretical controversies developed by the academic literature and relevant for public policy analysis and decision-making, presents the relevant data available from policy think tanks and international institutions, and discusses policy casestudies borrowed from a wide comparative and international background. The course proposes a speciﬁc methodology to critically understand and deliberate about policy design. The discussion is centered on the dynamics and on the inﬂuence of institutions, and on the selection of instruments in the conduct of public policy. Students actively participate to the class in forming teams to prepare a policy case-study. They characterize a policy situation at the international, national or local level, and critically analyze a range of policy options. They collectively discuss competing policy alternatives to formulate a series of policy recommendations. The course is validated with the submission of a professional policy-paper of international standard. Required reading : Kraft (Michael E. ), Furlong Scott R., Public Policy. Politics, Analysis,
and Alternatives.CQ Press, Washington, 2010 ; Stone (Deborah), The Policy Paradox. The Art of Political Decision-Making. Norton, 2012 ; Corduneanu-Huci (Cristina), Hamilton (Alexander), Ferrer (Issel-Masses), Understanding Policy Change. How to Apply Political Economy Concepts in Practice. The World Bank, Washington DC, 2013.
POLICY ANALYSIS AND POLICY EVALUATION ADVANCED
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 36 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Romain LACHAT (Assistant professor in political behaviour at Cevipof, Sciences Po). Prerequisite : Students who take this class should already have some basic statistical knowledge (descriptive statistics, inference, OLS regression model). Pedagogical Format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Jan SONNTAG (PHD in economy - Teaching assistant), Camille URVOY (PHD in economy - Teaching assistant). Course validation : Three homework assignments (worth 10% each), Midterm exam (30%), Final written exam (40%). Workload : Each week, students will have readings and exercises to review the course content. Pedagogical Method : Lecture course (12 sessions) with tutorials (6 sessions). Course Description : The course focuses on quantitative methods for social sciences. After reviewing basic notions of statistical inference and the linear regression model, we will study multivariate models, the assumptions of linear regression models, models for qualitative dependent variables (logit, probit, ordinal and multinomial models), and methods of causal inference. The course combines lectures and computer-lab sessions. In the latter, students will learn how to implement various methods and concepts, using the statistical software Stata. Students will acquire the skills needed to conduct autonomously basic statistical analysis of social 1595