Policy Analysis

Policy analysis is the systematic assessment of policy alternatives to a particular public problem or issue. Our policy analysis tool kit is extensive and, in our research for solutions to public policy issues, we include:

  • Process or implementation studies
  • Social experimentation and program evaluation
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Forecasting, risk-assessment, efficiency modeling
  • Constrained optimization methods such as linear or multi-objective goal programming

Faculty Members

Shahzeen Z. Attari
Assistant Professor

sattari@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1467
SPEA 347

  • Human behavior and resource use
  • Environmental psychology
  • Social dilemmas

Sanya Carley
Associate Professor

scarley@indiana.edu
(812) 856-0920
SPEA 353

  • Energy Policy and Economics
  • Electricity Markets
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Policy Instruments
  • Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation
  • Energy-based Economic Development

Beth Cate
Clinical Associate Professor

becate@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0563
SPEA 343

  • Data governance and regulation
  • Intellectual property
  • Constitutional law and Supreme Court decision making
  • Religion in public life and governance

Daniel H. Cole
Professor

dancole@indiana.edu
(812) 855-2426
Law Building 245; Ostrom Workshop I, 200

  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Economics
  • Property and Polish Law

Brian L. DeLong
Senior Lecturer

brdelong@indiana.edu
(812) 856-7585
SPEA 323

  • National and international security policies from an argumentation, rhetorical, and critical cultural perspective

Sameeksha Desai
Associate Director, Institute for Development Strategies

desai@indiana.edu
(812) 856-4647
SPEA 215

  • Entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development policy
  • Political economy and allocation of entrepreneurship in areas of political instability, conflict, and disaster
  • Postconflict reconstruction
  • Social entrepreneurship

Denvil R. Duncan
Associate Professor

duncande@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7493
SPEA 375F

  • Public Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Economic Development

Seth Freedman
Assistant Professor

freedmas@indiana.edu
(812) 855-5054
SPEA 355

  • Health Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Labor Economics

David Good
Director, Transportation Research Center

good@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4556
SPEA 349

  • Quantitative policy modeling
  • Productivity measurement in public and regulated industries
  • Urban policy analysis

John D. Graham
Dean

grahamjd@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1432
SPEA 300

  • Government reform
  • Energy and the environment
  • The future of the automobile in both developed and developing countries
  • Presidential studies

Bradley T. Heim
Professor

heimb@indiana.edu
(812) 855-9783
SPEA 375J

  • Behavioral impact of tax policies on labor supply
  • Consumption
  • Income and earnings
  • Employment mode
  • Health insurance purchases
  • Charitable giving and retirement savings
  • Analysis of labor, business, and household income dynamics

Diane S. Henshel
Associate Professor

dhenshel@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4556
SPEA 357

  • Ecological and human health effects of pollutants and chemicals
  • Holistic and cumulative ecosystem, human health, and ecosystem services risk/vulnerability assessment and modeling
  • Risk communication
  • Sustainability modeling
  • Cyber security risk assessment modeling

Alex J. Hollingsworth
Assistant Professor

hollinal@indiana.edu
(812) 856-4647
SPEA 375C

  • Health economics
  • Industrial organization
  • Economic history

David M. Konisky
Associate Professor

dkonisky@indiana.edu
(812) 855-6990
SPEA 345

  • Environmental politics and policy
  • Regulation and compliance
  • Public opinion on energy and climate change
  • State politics and policy

Antung Anthony Liu
Assistant Professor

aaliu@indiana.edu
(812) 856-4647
SPEA 375D

  • Climate change policy
  • Environment in developing countries
  • Pollution issues and the interactions between the environment and the economy in China

Ashlyn Aiko Nelson
Associate Professor

ashlyn@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0732
SPEA 410D

  • Housing Finance
  • Education Finance
  • Education Policy
  • The Mortgage Crisis

Maureen A. Pirog
Rudy Professor of Policy Analysis

pirog@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0732
SPEA 410H

  • Poverty and income maintenance with emphasis on child support enforcement
  • Welfare reform
  • Adolescent parenting
  • Methods of policy evaluation

Daniel Preston
Clinical Assistant Professor

prestond@indiana.edu
(812) 856-4925
SPEA 217

  • International Affairs
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Corporate and Public Sector Strategy
  • Country Competitiveness
  • Financial Markets
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Good Governance and Policy Analysis

Kenneth R. Richards
Professor

kenricha@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4944
SPEA 410L

  • Domestic and International Climate Change Policy
  • Environmental Policy Implementation
  • Carbon Sequestration Economics and Law
  • Energy Law
  • U.S. Forest Service Organizational Design and Management

Barry M. Rubin
Professor

rubin@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4556
SPEA 329

  • Urban and regional economic development and impact analysis
  • State-level energy policy analysis and modeling
  • State-level impacts of global climate change
  • Quantitative analysis of local government management and labor relations issues
  • Statistics and quantitative methods
  • Econometric modeling
  • Strategic planning and management

Kosali Simon
Herman B Wells Endowed Professor

simonkos@indiana.edu
(812) 856-3850
SPEA 443

  • Health economics and policy
  • The impact of state and federal regulations attempting to ease the availability of private and public health insurance for vulnerable populations
  • Health and labor market outcomes

Daniel Simon
Associate Professor

simond@indiana.edu
(812) 856-0492
SPEA 231

  • Competition and Firm Strategy
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Policy Analysis

Coady Wing
Assistant Professor

cwing@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0563
SPEA 339A

  • Health and Social Policy
  • Regulation of Labor Markets
  • Causal Inference
  • Applied Econometrics

Joanna Woronkowicz
Assistant Professor

jworonko@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0401
SPEA 415

  • Nonprofit management
  • Urban development
  • Cultural policy
  • Capital facilities investments
  • Applied econometrics
  • Survey methods

C. Kurt Zorn
Professor

zorn@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0563
SPEA 459

  • State and Local Finance
  • Transportation Safety
  • Economic Development
  • Gaming Policy