Policy Analysis and Evaluation

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Policy Analysis and Evaluation

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Political Science, Public Policy Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Policy makers and managers in the public sector often face problems of public resource allocation. Since available resources are always limited, the efficient allocation of public resources is one of the most important issues that public officials have to deal with in the decision making process. Every dollar that the public sector spends means sacrifice in the private sector. That is, activities in the public sector involve significant opportunity cost. Therefore, public officials bear fiduciary responsibility for prudent spending of public resources. This class offers technical tools that can be utilized to analyze the efficiency/desirability of the proposed public projects and to evaluate the effectiveness of the completed public projects. You will learn the concept of choice and opportunity cost and how to deal with them in a policy setting, using a variety of analysis techniques.

    The objectives of this course are 1) to learn basic concepts and tools to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of different policy alternatives and outcomes, 2) to learn how to use them to make prudent policy decisions and to conduct critical policy evaluations in real policy settings.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.