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NA0138

Policy Evaluation

After completing the course, the student shall have acquired good knowledge of different methods for evaluating the effects of politically decided reforms and measures and of the strengths and limitations of the different methods.

Additional course evaluations for NA0138

Academic year 2020/2021

Policy Evaluation (NA0138-40090) 2021-03-24 - 2021-05-02

Academic year 2020/2021

Policy Evaluation (NA0138-M4090) 2021-03-24 - 2021-05-02

Academic year 2019/2020

Policy Evaluation (NA0138-40080) 2020-03-25 - 2020-04-30

Academic year 2018/2019

Policy Evaluation (NA0138-40129) 2019-03-26 - 2019-05-02

Academic year 2017/2018

Policy Evaluation (NA0138-40048) 2018-03-21 - 2018-04-26

Academic year 2016/2017

Policy Evaluation (NA0138-40030) 2017-03-22 - 2017-04-27

NA0138 Policy Evaluation, 7.5 Credits

Politisk utvärdering

Syllabus approved

2008-06-02

Subjects

Economics

Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to English B from upper secondary school is required as from the academic year 2009/10.
Knowledge equivalent to 180 credits, of which 90 credits in National Economics.
Knowledge equivalent to English A from upper secondary school.

Objectives

After completing the course, the student shall have acquired good knowledge of different methods for evaluating the effects of politically decided reforms and measures and of the strengths and limitations of the different methods.

Content

This course aims at describing and problematizing the methods that are used to find out whether political decisions have desired (or undesired) effects on various phenomena in society. In particular, the various microeconomic methods for evaluation that have emerged in the last 15 years are discussed. The course aims at illustrating the "basic evaluation problem", i.e. we can observe what happens after a reform, but not what would have happened if the same reform had not been implemented. Taking this as the starting point, explanations are given of the different methods that are, despite this fundamental problem, used to find out what are the effects of different types of measures and reforms. In particular, the idea is to show the strengths and weaknesses of different methods by using real examples from various research areas. Examples of issues that can be analyzed with these methods are how the number of students in a class can affect the students’ study results, how reporting sick can be affected by requirements for a medical certificate or how the time that parents spend with their children is affected by the introduction of "daddy-months".

Formats and requirements for examination

The course is examined through take-home assignments and a short written exam. There are three grades: pass with distinction (VG), pass (G) and fail (U).
Approved examination.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

This course plan follows the administrative standards of Uppsala University. Specific information about the course (time schedule, etc.) can be found about a month prior to course start on the website of Uppsala University, www.uu.se. Additional information can also be provided by Director of Studies at Department of Economics, SLU, studierektor@ekon.slu.se.

Responsible department

Department of Economics

Further information

Determined by: Utskottet för samhälls- och tvärvetenskapliga utbildningar, avancerad nivå (USA)
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Agricultural Economics and Management - Master´s Programme Agricultural Economics and Management - Master´s Programme (Agrar ekonomi och företagsledning) Environmental Economics and Management - Master´s Programme (Miljöekonomi och företagsledning) Environmental Economics and Management - Master´s Programme Agriculture Programme - Economics and Management (270 hec) Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) - Master´s Programme Agricultural Economics and Management - Master´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 13082 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Economics
Course code: NA0138 Application code: SLU-40113 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Economics Pace: 100%