Everyday, decisions are made at a personal level, an organizational level, or in the form of public policy. This course introduces decision analytic tools for systematically structuring messy problems to identify trade-offs among different decisions and how to explore them intelligibly. The limits of evidence-based approaches for effective decisions will also be discussed, such as the is-ought problem, the threat of undemocratic technocracy, and the complexities of policy cycles. Held with ERS 473/675, GEOG 474/675.
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