Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis (APEA)

Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis (APEA) Curriculum

The specialization in Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis (APEA) examines relationships between the public sector, private sector, and civil society and using rigorous quantitative methods. It addresses questions such as how government institutions and policies impact the regulation of markets, and how to measure the success or failure of government programs. The focus of the specialization is to bring together a core set of competencies to evaluate a broad array of policies; these tools include: economic analysis, program evaluation, risk assessment, statistical and quantitative techniques. Students who choose this specialization typically have a strong social science background and some professional experience with quantitative analysis. 

APEA Audit Form 2017-18.pdf

 

Sharyn O'Halloran, George Blumenthal Professor; Professor of International and Public Affairs; Director of the Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis Specialization


Douglas Almond, Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics

Doru Cojoc, Lecturer in the Discipline of International and Public Affairs

Bentley MacLeod, Sami Mnaymneh Professor of Economics

Cristian Pop-Eleches, Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Rodrigo Soares, Lemann Professor of Brazilian Public Policy and International and Public Affairs

Harold Stolper, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs

Alan Yang, Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs

The Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis (APEA) Specialization requires 9 points, consisting of 1 three-point course in Quantitative Analysis, 1 three-point course in Economic Analysis, and 1 three-point course in a Professional Focus Area (either an applied quantitative analysis course or an applied economic analysis course).

In addition to the specialization requirements, APEA students are required to also: 1) complete SIPA U6500 in their first semester, and 2. take the SIPA U6400 & SIPA U6401 sequence of economics.

1. Quantitative Analysis Course

Select at least one of the following:

Points
SIPA
INAF U6325Energy Modeling3
INAF U6345Analytic Techniques for Military Policy3
INAF U8827Program Evaluation for Development Applications3
PUAF U8516Time Series Analysis3
SIPA U6501Quantitative Analysis II for International & Public Affairs3
SIPA U8500Quantitative Methods in Program Evaluation and Policy Research3
SIPA U8510Program Evaluation: Principles and Applications3
School of Public Health
BIST P6110Statistical Computing with SAS3
BIST P8120Analysis of Categorical Data3
BIST P8129Theory of Multivariate Analysis3
SOSC P8777Survey Research Method3
SOSC P8785Qualitative Research Methods3
Teachers College
ORL 5362Group Dynamics: A Systems Perspective3
HUDM Y5122Applied Regression Analysis3
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
MATH G4073Quantitative Methods In Investment Management3
MATH G4151Analysis and Probability4.5
MATH G4152Analysis, II4.5
MATH G4153Probability, II4.5
STAT GU4205Linear Regression Models3
or STAT GR5205 Linear Regression Models
STAT GU4221Time Series Analysis3
STAT GU4232Generalized Linear Models3
STAT GU4234Sample Surveys3
STAT GU4282Linear Regression and Time Series Methods3
STAT W4233Multilevel Models4
STAT GU4207Elementary Stochastic Processes3
POLS GU4790Advanced Topics in Quantitative Research4
POLS GU4710Principles of Quantitative Political Research4

2. Economic Analysis Course

Select at least one of the following:

Points
SIPA
INAF U6016Cost-Benefit Analysis3
INAF U6017International Trade3
INAF U6018International Finance & Monetary Theory3
INAF U6022Economics of Finance3
INAF U6045International Capital Markets3
INAF U6355Globalization3
INAF U6604Applied Econometrics3
INAF U8161Economics, Law and Public Policy3
REGN U8090The Transatlantic Economy3
School of Public Health
HPMN P8502Research Techniques and Applications in Health Services Administration:Policy3
HPMN P8541Economic Evaluation of Health Care Technology1.5
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
POLS GU4732Research Topics in Game Theory4
POLS G8412Political Economy of Development4
POLS GU4730Game Theory and Political Theory4
Teachers College
ORL 5521Introduction to Research Methods in Education2-3

3. Professional Focus Area

Students must select one additional 3-point course from either the Economic Analysis courses or the Quantitative Analysis courses as their Professional Focus Area: