New Electives Explore Tech Policy and Much More

September 5, 2018

Of the ten new electives available this year, several have a technology focus:

Course TitleProfessorsTerm
Cyber Policy through Hacking Jair Aguirre and Andrew Lohn Fall
Defense Against the Dark Arts of Mass Manipulation Using New Media: A Practical Introduction Rand Waltzman and Mike Weitzenfeld Spring
Economic Analysis of Education Andrew McEachin and Isaac Opper Winter
Engaging Communities in Research Laura Bogart and Kathryn Pitkin Derose Winter
Introduction to Blockchain Technology Gavin Hartnett, Sale Lilly and Li Ang Zhang Fall
Introduction to Data Science John Davis and Sarah Nowak Winter
Introduction to Demography Michael Pollard and Margaret Weden Fall
Policy Analysis and Comprehensible Modeling of Complex Problems Paul Davis Winter
Policy Design Studio: Sustainability Miriam Marlier and Michelle Miro Spring
Policy to Improve Labor Markets for Disadvantaged Populations Matthew Baird Summer

One curricular change involves Ethics in Policy and Practice, which relaunched last year as an elective. Henceforward it is part of the required curriculum. Taught by Benjamin Boudreaux and Tepring Piquado, it is now part of the required curriculum.

A complete list of courses is available in the Academics section of our website.

Additionally, including both electives and required courses, the school has also added 22 teaching faculty:

  • Jair Aguirre
  • Matthew Baird
  • Laura Bogart
  • Kathryn Bouskill
  • Kathryn Derose
  • Justin Grana
  • Gavin Hartnett
  • Sale Lilly
  • Andrew Lohn
  • Miriam Marlier
  • Andrew McEachin
  • Lisa Meredith
  • Michelle Miro
  • Angela O'Mahony
  • Isaac Opper
  • Tepring Piquado
  • Michael Pollard
  • Matthew Sargent
  • Rand Waltzman
  • Margaret Weden
  • Mike Weitzenfeld
  • Li Ang Zhang