RAND Public Policy Workshop - August 29, 2019

Jeffrey Wasserman leads the 2018 RAND Public Policy Workshop, photo by Grace Evans/RAND Corporation

Photo by Grace Evans/RAND Corporation


Thursday, August 29, 2019


10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


2044 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Space is limited. RSVP required to attend.

About the Workshop

This workshop provides legislative staffers with an introduction to policy analysis tools and techniques, as well as an understanding of how they can be used to improve the quality of public policy decisionmaking. Participants will learn:

  • About a framework for analyzing complex policy problems in a systematic way
  • How to incorporate political feasibility into the calculus
  • How to use a matrix to clearly outline policy elements and trade-offs
  • How even a small amount of policy analysis skills can lead to better policy formulation

With an introduction to policy analysis "tools of the trade," staffers will be better equipped to manage the demands of policymaking on the Hill.

About the Instructor

Jeffrey Wasserman is an adjunct policy resarcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor of public policy at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. For over 30 years, Wasserman led projects related to a wide range of health policy issues, including health care reform, tobacco control, public health emergency preparedness, health care safety nets, and quality of care. Wasserman received his B.A. in political science and his M.S. in public policy analysis from the University of Rochester; his Ph.D. in public policy analysis is from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

How to Attend

Please register online to attend. Seating is limited and registration is required to attend. For further information about this event, contact Molly Mallon at Molly_Mallon@rand.org or (703) 413-1100, ext. 5643.