Policy, Analysis and Management (PAM)Human Ecology

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PAM 2000

Topics include theory of demand and consumer behavior including classical and indifference curve analyses; theories of production and cost; models for the following markets-competitive, monopoly, monopolistic ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 13215PAM 2000  LEC 001

  • 12940PAM 2000  DIS 201

  • 13455PAM 2000  DIS 202

PAM 2030

Examines from a demographic perspective family policies that concern children and adults. Toward this end, it considers the relationships between family policies and demographic behavior. It also addresses ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture. Field studies optional.

  • 3-4 Credits Graded

  • 13444PAM 2030  LEC 001

  • 13881PAM 2030  FLD 801

  • Taught in Copenhagen, Denmark. This field section is an optional additional one credit in PAM 2030. A program fee, based on the number of students who enroll, will be billed to the student’s bursar account; we anticipate the fee being between $1,800 and $2,000. Travel dates will be late May through early June (commencing immediately after Exam period ends), TBD. Must maintain a B average to attend trip.

PAM 2080

When we think about prisons and jails, we tend to think mostly about crime – or maybe social inequality. But what we rarely think about is how it feels to be locked up and what social life in prisons and ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17866PAM 2080  SEM 101

  • This is a Learning Where You Live Course.

PAM 2100

The course introduces students to standard methods of describing and analyzing data, probability theory, statistical inference, and ordinary least squares. Students will learn to describe data with summary ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 12933PAM 2100  LEC 001

  • 12934PAM 2100  DIS 201

  • 12935PAM 2100  DIS 202

  • 12936PAM 2100  DIS 203

  • 12937PAM 2100  DIS 204

  • 12938PAM 2100  DIS 205

  • 12939PAM 2100  DIS 206

PAM 2208

This course reviews contemporary approaches to understanding social inequality and the processes by which it comes to be seen as legitimate, natural, or desirable.  We address questions of the following ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 2090SOC 2208

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13828PAM 2208  LEC 001

  • 13829PAM 2208  DIS 201

  • 13830PAM 2208  DIS 202

  • 13831PAM 2208  DIS 203

  • 13832PAM 2208  DIS 204

  • 13833PAM 2208  DIS 205

  • 13834PAM 2208  DIS 206

  • 13835PAM 2208  DIS 207

  • 13836PAM 2208  DIS 208

PAM 2390

Looking for love in the digital age is quite different from the ways our ancestors met and found mates in previous generations.  Today's young adults are delaying marriage and embarking on new ways of ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SOC 2390

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16938PAM 2390  LEC 001

PAM 3040

This course provides a broad overview of the major public policy issues concerning immigration to the U.S. The course reviews demographic, sociological, and economic perspectives on both the cause and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DSOC 3040SOC 3040

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16948PAM 3040  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: PAM 2100 or equivalent.

PAM 3080

This course provides an overview of the major programs that make up the social safety net in the United States. We will review the economic rationale behind social programs, identify the economic consequences ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 3250PAM 5080

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 13706PAM 3080  LEC 001

  • Enrollment in PAM 3080 is reserved for undergraduate students. Graduate students should enroll in the co-meeting section PAM 5080. Prerequisite: PAM 2000 or PAM 2101 or equivalent.

PAM 3100

Introduces basic econometric principles and the use of statistical procedures in empirical studies of economic models. Discusses assumptions, properties, and problems encountered in the use of multiple ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 13334PAM 3100  LEC 001

  • 13359PAM 3100  DIS 201

  • 13360PAM 3100  DIS 202

  • 13811PAM 3100  DIS 203

  • 13812PAM 3100  DIS 204

PAM 3130

Standard economic theory assumes that individuals are rational decision-makers; however, that is often not the case in the real world. Behavioral economics uses findings from psychology to determine ways ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 3670PAM 5130

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 13806PAM 3130  LEC 001

  • Contact jrd292@cornell.edu to be added to the wait-list. Prerequisite: Either PAM 3100, CRP 5450, or a course in basic econometrics AND either PAM 2000, CRP5122 or ECON 3030. Some courses in other departments may be substituted, but they need to be cleared first by instructor, btk24.

PAM 3160

This course provides a survey of labor economics with an emphasis on policy issues. While the course teaches the analytical tools necessary to understand how labor markets work, it is structured around ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 13707PAM 3160  LEC 001

PAM 3300

In-depth treatment of methods for public policy analysis. The course focuses on cost-benefit analysis, a method grounded in microeconomics and applied welfare economics. Topics include market failures; ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PAM 5300

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 13807PAM 3300  LEC 001

  • 13808PAM 3300  DIS 201

  • 13809PAM 3300  DIS 202

  • 13810PAM 3300  DIS 203

PAM 3400

Familiarizes students with the economic analysis of consumer policy issues. Uses the tools of microeconomic analysis to investigate the interaction between government and the marketplace, with an emphasis ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 3610PAM 5400

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16939PAM 3400  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: PAM 2000 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Co-meets with PAM 5400.

PAM 3550

The economics of education is about understanding how and why people make decisions to invest in education, the effect of education on long-term social and economic outcomes, the behavior of those institutions ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 3760

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16944PAM 3550  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: PAM 2000, PAM 3100. Recommended Prerequisite: PAM 3300.

PAM 3780

This course provides an introduction into Comparative Health Care System Analysis. Using a unifying framework, students learn how to systematically analyze the institutional and organizational setup of ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13567PAM 3780  LEC 001

  • E-mail jrd292@cornell.edu to be added to the waitlist. Required Prerequisites: Introductory statistics (PAM 2100, 2101; AEM 2100; ECON 3190; ILRST 2100; MATH 1102; SOC 3010; STSCI 2100). Recommended Prerequisite: US Health Care System (PAM 2350).

PAM 3870

This course covers economic evaluation methods used for decisions in the health care sector and health policy.  Economic evaluations include cost analysis, cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 5870

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13816PAM 3870  LEC 001

PAM 4080

This is the second course in the demographic techniques sequence. It has two foci. First, we will learn the basics of constructing single and multiple decrement life tables, along with extensions ... view course details

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  • 13633PAM 4080  LEC 001

PAM 4102

Teaches how to evaluate causal claims, e.g., about the effectiveness of government policies. Students learn to apply their knowledge of statistics and regression analysis to investigate the effectiveness ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17128PAM 4102  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: PAM 2100, PAM 3100. Recommended prerequisite: PAM 2000, PAM 2300. Non-PAM students need department permission to enroll. Contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator Jennifer Davis, jrd292@cornell.edu for more enrollment information.

PAM 4280

Risky health behaviors such as cigarette smoking, drinking alcohol, risky sex, poor diet and physical inactivity (leading to obesity) are responsible for hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 3710

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 13817PAM 4280  LEC 001

PAM 4950

This course offers students the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge and skills they have learned in the PAM major by addressing real world problems for outside agencies. Students will use social ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17091PAM 4950  SEM 101

  • Prerequisite: PAM 2100/PAM 2101 or equivalent statistics course.

PAM 5080

This course provides an overview of the major programs that make up the social safety net in the United States. We will review the economic rationale behind social programs, identify the economic consequences ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 3250PAM 3080

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 13719PAM 5080  LEC 001

  • Enrollment in PAM 5080 is restricted to graduate students. Undergraduates should enroll in the co-meeting section, PAM 3080.

PAM 5130

Standard economic theory assumes that individuals are rational decision-makers; however, that is often not the case in the real world. Behavioral economics uses findings from psychology to determine ways ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 3670PAM 3130

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 13821PAM 5130  LEC 001

  • Contact jrd292@cornell.edu to be added to the waitlist. Prerequisites: PAM 3100 or ECON 3125; and PAM 2000 or ECON 3030 – some courses in other departments may be substituted, but they must first be cleared by Professor Tripp.

PAM 5280

Provides students with training in the language, theories, concepts, methods, measurement, analysis, and implementation of population health. A framework of core functions and essential features of population ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 13445PAM 5280  LEC 001

PAM 5300

In-depth treatment of methods for public policy analysis. The course focuses on cost-benefit analysis, a method grounded in microeconomics and applied welfare economics. Topics include market failures; ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PAM 3300

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13813PAM 5300  LEC 001

  • 13814PAM 5300  DIS 201

PAM 5400

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  •   Combined with: ECON 3610PAM 3400

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16940PAM 5400  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: PAM 2000 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Co-meets with PAM 3400.

PAM 5470

Introduces microeconomic theory and its application to decision making in the management and policy arenas. Places special emphasis on the economic environment of health care organizations and the problems ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13491PAM 5470  LEC 001

  • Priority enrollment for Sloan students.

PAM 5540

Introduces principles of the law that specifically are applicable to health-service delivery. Topics include the liability of hospitals and their staff and personnel for injuries to patients, medical records ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17120PAM 5540  LEC 001

  • Enrollment limited to: Sloan students only or permission of the instructor.

PAM 5670

Addresses major health policy issues and the critical processes that influence them. Focuses primarily on the United States, with some coverage of health policy in other countries. Topics include Medicare, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13492PAM 5670  LEC 001

  • Enrollment limited to: Sloan students only.

PAM 5740

Provides M.H.A. and other students who may be interested in careers in health care management with a basic familiarity regarding some of the concepts and terminology related to health facility planning ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

PAM 5870

This course covers economic evaluation methods used for decisions in the health care sector and health policy. Economic evaluations include cost analysis, cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PAM 3870

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13580PAM 5870  LEC 001

PAM 5900

A special topics course specifically designed for students in the Sloan Program in Health Administration. Possible multiple offerings using adjunct faculty teaching in areas of expertise not covered in ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Collab Appr to Quality, Safety, & Svc for Patients

  • 13631PAM 5900  LEC 001

  • We will accept additions to the class until February 23rd, pending registrar approval for adds after university deadline. Last day to drop this class is February 23rd. Enrollment limited to graduate students. Priority enrollment for Sloan students.

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Service Excellence From Hospitality and Healthcare

  • 18354PAM 5900  LEC 003

    • TBA
    • Hollis, B

      Martyn, E

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Unconventional Leadership

  • 18355PAM 5900  LEC 004

  • We will accept additions to the class until Friday March 2nd, pending registrar approval for adds after university deadline. Last day to drop this class is March 2, 2018.

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  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Big Data in Healthcare

  • 13711PAM 5900  LEC 002

  • Must add or drop class by Friday, March 16, 2018.

PAM 5952

Students interested in developing administrative and program-planning research skills are given an opportunity to evaluate an ongoing phase of health care agency activity in the light of sound administrative ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13216PAM 5952  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Sherman, M

PAM 5990

Provides students with information and exposure to current and emerging issues in the health services industry. Topics may include financial management of health care facilities, human resource management, ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 12803PAM 5990  LEC 001

  • Non-Sloan students require approval from course instructor to enroll.

PAM 6000

Independent advanced work by graduate students recommended by their chair and approved by the department chair and the instructor. view course details

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 12888PAM 6000  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, S

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 12897PAM 6000  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Carmalt, J

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 12901PAM 6000  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Hollis, B

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 12882PAM 6000  IND 600

    • TBA
    • German, T

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  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 12891PAM 6000  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Mar 19 - May 9, 2018
    • Nicholson, S

PAM 6060

This is the second course in the demographic techniques sequence. It has two foci. First, we will learn the basics of constructing single and multiple decrement life tables, along with extensions ... view course details

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  • 13488PAM 6060  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: Graduate standing. A background in statistics will be helpful.

PAM 6091

Focuses on empirical strategies to identify the causal effects of public policies and programs. The course uses problem sets based on real-world examples and data to examine techniques for analyzing ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 6591

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 13819PAM 6091  LEC 001

PAM 6140

Graduate seminar course on the incorporation of immigrants in host societies, including theoretical perspectives on assimilation and applications to labor markets, housing, schools, and other institutions. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SOC 6140

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17124PAM 6140  SEM 101

PAM 6410

Comprehensive course covering microeconomic theory and its application to health and health care markets. Topics include consumer decision making, the theory of the firm, welfare economics, monopolies ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 6410

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 13818PAM 6410  LEC 001

PAM 6440

Presentations of completed papers and work in progress by faculty members, advanced graduate students, and speakers from other universities. Focuses on professionalization and on the formulation, design, ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 13872PAM 6440  SEM 101

    • T
    • Cawley, J

      Kenkel, D

PAM 6810

CPC's weekly training seminar provides training and professional development to graduate students in demography and serves as a requirement for the graduate demography minor. Includes workshops ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 13855PAM 6810  SEM 101

    • F
    • Feb 2, 2018
    • Staff

    • F
    • Feb 23 - Mar 2, 2018
    • F
    • Mar 23, 2018
    • F
    • Apr 27, 2018
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    • May 11, 2018
  • Workshop Session Topics: 9/2/18 Intro to Spatial Demography and Analytics 2/23/18 TBA 3/2/18 Developing a Workflow: Being Productive without Losing your Mind 3/23/18 TBA 4/27/18 PAA 2018 5/11/18 Innovations in Demographic Methods

PAM 6820

This course provides the second part of a two-semester introduction to quantitative methods in sociological research. It is designed for first-year graduate students in sociology. The course covers intermediate ... view course details

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  •   Choose one seminar and one discussion. Combined with: SOC 6020

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13630PAM 6820  SEM 101

  • 13634PAM 6820  DIS 201

PAM 6970

The principal objective of this course is to explore empirical evidence on the role of government intervention in the economy. The focus of the course will be on reading important papers and learning techniques ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ECON 6970

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17126PAM 6970  LEC 001

  • Enrollment limited to: juniors, seniors, or graduate students.

PAM 8990

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13185PAM 8990  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Trochim, W

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13186PAM 8990  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, S

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13187PAM 8990  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Lovenheim, M

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 12905PAM 8990  IND 600

    • TBA
    • Cawley, J

PAM 9990

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13183PAM 9990  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Lichter, D

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13365PAM 9990  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Nicholson, S

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 12914PAM 9990  IND 600

    • TBA
    • Tennyson, S