This page lists the individual homework assignments for the course, listed in the order in which they are to be completed.


1 Equity and Efficiency Issues (PDF)

Example Solution (PDF)

2 Policy Memo 1: Heart Device Malfunctions (PDF) Meier, Barry. "F.D.A. Had Report of Short Circuit in Heart Devices." New York Times, September 12, 2005. (PDF)

The Wedge Game (PDF) (Courtesy of Kathy Donnelly. Used with permission.)

Example of Student Work

The following two files are courtesy of Jeremiah Connolly, Paulina Ponce de León Baridó, Tarek Rached, Faaiza Rashid, and Decker Ringo and are used with permission.

Portugal Fact Sheet (PDF)

Portugal Wedge Game Presentation (PDF)

Socolow, R. H., and S. W. Pacala. "A Plan to Keep Carbon in Check." Scientific American 295, no. 3 (September 2006): 50-57.

4 Comparison of National Innovation Systems (PDF) Buy at Amazon Nelson, Richard, ed. National Innovation Systems. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1993. ISBN: 0195076176.
5 Policy Memo 2: KIDSNET (PDF) Schlefer, Jonathan. "The KIDSNET Story: Can a Medical-Information System Improve Public Health?" Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Case Study 1800.0.
6 Policy Journal (PDF)