In the fall of 2016 I will be teaching two courses (both in English, although CIDE is a Spanish-speaking institution): Regional Development (4th year) and Public Policy Analysis (3rd year).
Here are the course descriptions and links to the PDF version of each syllabus.
Public Policy Analysis (3rd year, 4 hours per week, twice a week 2 hours per lecture)
The course is designed as a survey of the literature on policy analysis, both from a methodological perspective and a theoretical one. We will also spend a substantial amount of time undertaking comparative cross-national policy analysis. Some of the content of the course will also be focused on policy learning, transfer and lesson drawing. The course is designed to provide the student with a broad understanding of the tools and techniques we use to analyze public policies. While the assumption of the course is that previous courses in public policy may have touched on the basic policy cycle theoretical tenets, we will also start from a common, homogeneous foundation bringing everyone to speed with the basic literature.
Regional Development (4th year, 4 hours per week, twice a week 2 hours per lecture)
The goal of this course is to provide you with both theoretical tools and practical skills to undertake applied policy analysis of in the regional development field. Given CIDE Region Centro’s focus on the subnational level and the region as an analytical unit, this course is intended to provide the student with a solid foundation of applied economic geography for public policy, combined with an understanding of spatial planning, urban planning, and the politics of urban development. While region is understood quite broadly in the course, we will focus on sub-national regional analysis. The course is designed as a survey of the literature on spatial planning, economic geography, regional science, spatial analysis, urban politics and policy, and urban/industrial restructuring, as well as some economic development strategies’ work. This semester, we will be focusing substantially on megacities, and cities as the analytical unit, more generally.”