PPOL 506 Section 3
Old North 308
MW 12:30-1:30pm or by appointment
From last week
What is it?
Why do it?
Define your problem
What do you expect to learn from the
Who will use the results of the evaluation?
Planning and Design
Exploratory Evaluation and
Types of Exploratory Evaluation
Exploratory Evaluation Activity
Difference Between Program
Evaluation and Performance Measures
Use of Performance Measures
Types of program evaluation
Definitions and Methods of Program Evaluation
What is program evaluation?
An attempt to determine whether/how a program is
Is it solving
September 7, 2016
MCCOURT SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
Management of Program Evaluation
Dr. Anne Marie Cammisa
Office: 408 Old North
Office Hours: Mondays,
Week 3: Evaluability Assessment Activity
In 1996, the United States ended the entitlement to welfare, and replaced long-term assistance
programs with temporary assistance designed to place welfare clients in jobs and encourage
marriage and two-parent fami
Week 3 Performance Measurement Activity:
You are a police detective, and you notice the following statistical measures, based on ongoing
1) The conviction rate for cases prosecuted is unusually low and falling
2) The proportion of compla
Causal effect of intergroup contact on
Ryan D. Enos1
Department of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
Edited by David D. Laitin, Stanford University, Stanford University, CA, and approved January 21, 2014 (received
Fearon, James. (1994) Domestic Political Audiences and the Escalation of
International Disputes. American Political Science Review 88:577592.
Findley, Michael G., Josh Powell, Daniel Strandow, and Jeff Tanner. (2011) The
A CRITIC AT LARGE
What Stanley H. Kaplan taught us about the A
BY MALCOLM GLADWELL
nce, in fourth grade, Stanley Kaplan got a B-plus on his report card
and was so stunned that he wandered
aimlessly around the neighborhood,
PPOL 552 Research Methods
1-8 Sept 2016
Why this class?
Increase enjoyment and success in your other McCourt classes.
Begin your preparation for your Capstone.
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The Honorable Edward M. Kennedy
Ranking Minority Member
Committee on Labor and Human Resources
United States Senate
Dear Senator Kennedy:
This report responds to your request that we ass
2. First Reading Assignment:
Prior to our first class, please read the Preface and Chapter 1 of the Locke textbook, attached to
this message as a PDF.
Also, please read the attached research report of a study conducted in 2013 by Ryan Enos of
Day 1: 31 August
Evaluations need to be used. If they arent going to be used, whats the point in
using time and money to produce them
States of Policy Process Agenda Setting, Formation, Adoption, Implementation,
Program Evaluation T
Command Economy Vs. Market Economy
The advantages and disadvantages of a free-market economy:
Through free market concepts such as price signal and opportunity cost, the free market supplies a
method of pricing resources witho
Exercise three (Class #3)
P = 100 - Q (Demand)
P = 20 + 3Q (Supply)
a) Given the above demand and supply equations for the pesticide product, Kill-Them-All, first find
the equilibrium price and quantity (quantity is in 10,000 bags).
Qd = 100 Q = 20 + 3Q =
Economic analysis day 1
2 types of economies:
The command system (Communism)
Efficiency (when economy has biggest size of pie, a sizable economy)
4 Market Failures:
1. Public goods
Suppose that the market demand curve is given by Qd = 100 2P and the market supply curve is given by Qs = 3P.
a) What are the consumer and producer surpluses?
b) What is the deadweight loss that would result if the government were to institut