Mechanisms for Government Action
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Tools of collective action
A tool of collective action is an identifiable method to address a public
Government is that agency in the division of labor which has the power to
Policy 210: Policy Analysis and Innovation
Chapter 3: Understanding Rational Man and Woman
Where Have All The Girls Gone?
Stark Data on Women: 100 Million Are Missing
1990s far fewer women, particularly in Asia
nature slightly favors boys bc they are mo
Playgrounds and Prejudice: Elementary School Climate in the United States
Survey conducted November/December 2010
Harris Interactive, Inc. conducted a survey of elementary school stud
Rather than waiting, and figuring out what to do only after problems arise, school leaders should develop and
implement proactive and preventive (VS. reactive) strategies for creating a healthy school climate.
Safe School Environment for LGBT Students Part 4
A students education is not only defined by what is explicitly taught in the classroom.
This policy brief addresses the importance of what students learn implicitly thr
Safe School Environment for LGBT Students PART 3
Criteria for Policy Evaluation
Based on the evidence surrounding unfavorable and inequitable school conditions for LGBT
youth, research suggests several guiding criteria for developing p
Safety for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Students PART 2
School environments that are considered unsafe for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
Transgender students are often fueled
by a societal hierarchical system
Safety for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Students
Across public schools in the United States, unique safety concerns are highly prevalent
amongst students who identify or are perceived as Lesbian, Gay, Bisex
- unique set of safety concerns
Over 85% report being harassed because of their sexual or gender identity, and over 20% report
being physically attacked.
the suicide rate for LGBT students continues to be 3-4 times higher than that of their s
Homework #1: Markets
1) What does the term pareto-efficiency mean?
Pareto-efficiency is a measure of how efficiently resources are allocated. An allocation of resources is
Pareto-efficient when it is not possible to m
Homework #3: Cost-Benefit (CB) and Cost-Effectiveness (CE) Analyses
Comprehensively answer each of the following questions. For all calculations, show your work.
1) What is a social discount rate? Why is there so much confusion around
Role for Government
How do we maximize/measure social welfare?
o Measure using utility/satisfaction?
Utility is an ordinal measure, meaning you can only compare your utility
to another by saying one is higher than the other, there are no specific
Is global income inequallity growing or narrowing?
Depends on how you look at it. countries vs individual people
Variable: Property or characteistic of a thing that differs accross people objects events or time
constant: A value that does not change
What do you think is the most egregious violation of human rights?
- Not allowed to pract. Religion
- Denied access to lsaving drugs
- Jailed for something expressed publicly
- Killed for crime didnt commit
A&C mentioned in news a lot.
- Killed for a crim
Policy Process Decisions
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Bad decisions can be fixed
Success is going from failure to failure with enthusiasm
Decisions are only as good as the information upon which they are based
When you tackl
Policy 210: Policy Innovation and Analysis
Policy Alternative: (option, solution, strategy, intervention) to solve/mitigate public prob
Commonly used ones for each type of market failure:
What alternative would you choose to address a nega