Cases in Public Policy Analysis / Edition 2

Cases in Public Policy Analysis / Edition 2

by George M. Guess
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878407685

ISBN-13: 9780878407682

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Taking a political economy approach to policy issues, Guess (a private consultant, formerly in public administration and urban studies at Georgia State University) and Farnham (economics, Georgia State University) focus on the problems and tools of policy analysis rather than on the entire process of public decision-making. By analyzing particular cases, they bring

Overview

Taking a political economy approach to policy issues, Guess (a private consultant, formerly in public administration and urban studies at Georgia State University) and Farnham (economics, Georgia State University) focus on the problems and tools of policy analysis rather than on the entire process of public decision-making. By analyzing particular cases, they bring an institutional and political dimension to the task of applying economic methods to public policy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878407682
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
367
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Author Biographiesix
Chapter 1Overview1
Chapter 2Problem Identification and Structuring21
Fighting Crime: The Case for Emptier Prisons49
Chapter 3Forecasting Institutional Impacts on Public Policy Performance67
Washington Post Articles101
Chapter 4Forecasting Policy Options135
MARTA Forecast171
Chapter 5Pricing and Public Policy: The Case of Cigarette Taxes211
Anti-Tobacco Groups Push for Higher Cigarette Taxes225
Chapter 6Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: The Case of Mother-to-Infant HIV Transmission249
Preventing Perinatal Transmission of HIV272
Chapter 7Cost-Benefit Analysis: The Case of Environmental Air Quality Standards303
Clinton Sharply Tightens Air Pollution Regulations Despite Concern Over Costs318
Chapter 8Summary and Conclusions335
Glossary349
Index357

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