ESD.864[J] Modeling and Assessment for Policy


Class Info

Explores how scientific information and quantitative models can be used to inform policy decision-making. Develops an understanding of quantitative modeling techniques and their role in the policy process through case studies and interactive activities. Addresses issues such as analysis of scientific assessment processes, uses of integrated assessment models, public perception of quantitative information, methods for dealing with uncertainties, and design choices in building policy-relevant models. Examples focus on models and information used in Earth system governance.

This class has ESD.10 as a prerequisite.

ESD.864[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by N. Selin.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, ESD.864[J] was rated 4.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Modeling and Assessment for Policy site.

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