Quantitative Methods of Policy Analysis: ENVS 5120

Week 10

Monday, March 14

  • Cost Benefit Analysis Unit #1

D.K. Gupta, 2011. Analyzing Public Policy: Concepts, Tools and Techniques, Congressional Quarterly Press, Washington, DC, Chapter 14.

In Class Case Study: The value of education

Leonhardt, L. 2009. The College Calculation. New York Times, September 24.

NPR, 2009. Is a College Education Worth The Debt? National Public Radio, September 1.

An optional, alternative perspective:

Adler, M. D. and E.A. Posner, 1999. Rethinking Cost-Benefit Analysis, University of Chicago Law School, John M. Olin Law & Economics Working Paper No. 72, April.