Policy Analysis and Management (PAM)

A major for students interested in current and pressing public policy issues in America

PAM building


The department of Policy Analysis and Management accommodates more than 30 faculty members with expertise in a variety of disciplines, including economics, sociology, demography, political science, public health, and public policy. Our expertise covers diverse topics in public policy including, but not limited to, medical care organizations, health promotion & disease prevention, aging & disability, welfare reform & the well-being of children and families, educational policy, crime & crime prevention, and market regulation.

PAM’s faculty research generally falls into one of three thematic areas: family and social welfare, health, and consumer policy.