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Description

This course explores perspectives in the policy process - agenda setting, problem definition, framing the terms of debate, formulation and analysis of options, implementation and evaluation of policy outcomes using frameworks including economics and markets, law, and business and management.

Methods include cost/benefit analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, and system dynamics. Exercises include developing skills to work on the interface between technology and societal issues; simulation exercises; case studies; and group projects that illustrate issues involving multiple stakeholders with different value structures, high levels of uncertainty, multiple levels of complexity; and value trade-offs that are characteristic of engineering systems. Emphasis on negotiation, team building and group dynamics, and management of multiple actors and leadership.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to Technology and Policy Unlimited
  • Portraying Policy Problems – The Art of Framing in Many Languages Unlimited
  • Class Projects Update: Teams, Project Organization, and NRC Reports Unlimited
  • Systems Thinking: Origins and Why It Matters To Policy Unlimited
  • Policy Analysis I Unlimited
  • Policy Analysis II Unlimited
  • Globalization Impacts: Globalization and the Automotive Sector Unlimited
  • Class Projects Update Unlimited

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