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Posts from 2017

Marine Le Pen and the Rise of European Hawks

by Jerry Chiang

For many American voters in the past election cycle, the offensive bravado and hawkish wave of populism that ushered Donald Trump into the White House appeared like a one-off in the modern history of Western politics; but they may be surprised to find their European counterparts facing the same flurry of aggressiv… More

Truth and Evidence

Two Goldman Alumni at the Associated Press

In 2016, the Associated Press was awarded its 52nd Pulitzer Prize for a riveting investigative report about slavery in the Thai fishing industry. The story — the work of an international group of AP reporters, photographers, and editors — drew worldwide attention and eventually led to the release of 2,… More

Doing Our Jobs

by Daniel Borenstein (MPP ’85, MJ â€™85)

In the fall of 1978, as I started my graduate work at GSPP, Berkeley voters were considering a rent control measure. As we examined it in class, the lesson quickly became clear: policy should be driven by good analysis before politics. Otherwise, we devolve into a world of unintended consequences. It’… More

Does Policy Analysis Still Matter?

New Book from Professor Lee Friedman and Goldman School Alumni

Does Policy Analysis Matter? Exploring Its Effectiveness in Theory and Practice, edited by Lee S. Friedman, was released by University of California Press in February 2017. In addition to Professor Friedman, chapter contributors include John A. Hird (MPP '86/PhD '88), Eric M. Patashnik (MPP '… More