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Master the skills that policy analysts use everyday to evaluate and solve public problems! Learn basic concepts, tools and techniques through this easily accessible course!


Governments operate in complex environments with increased demands and limited resources. Policy analysts in this environment are often called to make ethical and far reaching decisions daily. As a scholar of public policy and a former analyst within the President of South Africa I developed a system that makes the complex simple, the methods accessible and the process replicable. 

And now…I want to share this system with you in this course.


21+ Lectures and Over 1.5 hours of content!

✔ Easy to Learn Material—free template downloads available to get started

Project Based Learning—Build your policy matrix to fit your policy problem

Use data to manage your analysis and make recommendations

Follow the best practices of top policy analysts

Five-Star Review: Perfect for beginners.

Here’s some stats that prove that using a system of policy analysis will produce positive results:

  • Policy Analysts move up in employment quickly if they demonstrate systematic approaches to issues. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that policy analysts at the G15 level can earn between $93,000-$153,000 per year
  • Policy Analysts are critical to the success of government, non profit and private based programs

There is no better time to learn the basic skills of policy analysis.

Here’s what we will cover in this course…

Master the concepts, principles and practices of policy analysis using a real world policy example. Collect and organize evidence, confront tradeoffs and write reports in this hands on class.

BONUS PDF REPORT – links to important articles and blogs to learn from other experts – Must finish the course to access this free report.

Don’t forget to check out the free preview lectures to sample my course. Are you ready to learn with me? By the end of this course students will know:

  • The difference between policy and law
  • Basic steps of policy analysis
  • How to collect, organize and systematize data
  • Use a policy matrix to analyze and confront trade-offs
  • Write a policy brief
  • Much More!

Don’t wait another day to begin mastering policy analysis.


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in policy analysis

Course Curriculum

Master Public Policy Analysis: Advanced
Introduction 00:00:00
Course Outline: What You Will Be Learning 00:00:00
About Your Instructor: Who is Warren? 00:00:00
Our Learning Objectives: What Should You Know By The End Of This Course? 00:00:00
Questions: What Questions Might You Have Before Starting This Course? 00:00:00
What is Policy and When Should the Government Intervene?
What is Policy? 00:00:00
When Should the Government Intervene? 00:00:00
Power Analysis 00:00:00
Supply and Demand: Taxes, Subsidies, Price Floors and Price Ceilings
Section Outline: What Will You Learn in This Section 00:00:00
Outlining our Policy Problem: Smoking 00:00:00
Supply and Demand Curves Overview 00:00:00
What Happens When We Tax Cigarettes? 00:00:00
What Happens When We Subsidize? 00:00:00
Price Ceilings and Price Floors (Also Called Rent Control and Minimum Wage) 00:00:00
Let’s recap the terms 00:00:00
The Cost Benefit Analysis
What will we be learning in this section? 00:00:00
What is the Cost Benefit Analysis? 00:00:00
Policy Problem: Should We Build this Highway? 00:00:00
Measuring Current Costs 00:00:00
Measuring Future Costs 00:00:00
Measuring the Benefits of the Project 00:00:00
Putting it All Together and Making a Recommendation 00:00:00
The Policy Matrix
What is a Policy Matrix? 00:00:00
Policy Matrix Problem: Bridging the Gap Between High School and College in NYC 00:00:00
Asking Questions: Qualitative Policy Matrix 00:00:00
Demo Lecture: Methods of Assembling and Organizing Evidence 00:00:00
Use Numbers to Confront Tradeoffs: A Quantitative Policy Matrix 00:00:00
Demo Lecture: Format For the Policy Brief 00:00:00
Bonus Section
Thank You for Taking This Course 00:00:00
Bonus: More Courses from Warren 00:00:00
Connect With Udemy Instructor Warren Chalklen, PhD 00:00:00

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    About Dr. Warren Chalklen

    Dr. Warren Chalklen is an education innovator who has taught over 22,000+ students across 151 countries using online and face to face platforms.

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