Public Policy Analysis
The Public Policy track has the same four core courses as the Economic Consulting major, plus two additional courses at the 400 level. These courses focus on public policy in the international arena, as well as government regulation of economic activity.
Public policy analysts provide information to top management for use in interpreting government policy. Their skills may be called upon to assist in technical analyses, writing speeches, preparing testimony, or helping with company publications. Some public policy analysts are hired by the same firms which hire students from the Economic Consulting major. Others seek positions with the government, major business firms, or non-governmental-organizations (NGOs). Finally, a significant number of students continue their studies at a law school or other graduate programs.