Spring 2016 - 60555 - PA397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Quantitative Methods for Management
This course surveys a variety of management science methods useful to managers and analysts that were not covered in your IEM course. The emphasis will be on (a) formulating mathematical models of messy problems found in the public and non-profit sectors (e.g., estimating the relative success of various policies designed to halt the spread of an epidemic, determining the optimal number and location of fire stations in a community), (b) solving the formulations using Excel, and (c) presenting the results in a way that decision makers can understand.
Grades will be based on problem sets, an in-class presentation, a mid-term exam (open book) and a final exam (open book).