New School professors Rachel Meltzer and Alex Schwartz recently published Policy Analysis as Problem Solving (Routledge).
Whereas most texts on policy analysis are anchored in microeconomics, prioritizing economic efficiency, this book takes a broader view, using realistic examples to illustrate the full scope of policy analysis. We weave through the book two cases to apply the concepts and lift up issues of equity and feasibility. The main cases cover topics related to the disparate impacts of child support policies and to increasing voter turnout. The book teaches from multiple disciplines and includes a rich online database with cases and materials for students to conduct their own simulated policy analyses.