The Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) faculty bring a rigorous disciplinary focus to describe and analyze public policy problems, particularly in the areas of health policy, regulatory policy, and social policy.

The History of Policy Analysis and Management

In honor of Cornell University's Sesquicentennial Celebration, we took a look at the origins of Policy Analysis and Management and return to the beginning....

Today the Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) applies social science theories and state-of-the-art data analysis to answer important policy questions confronting our nation and the world. Our multidisciplinary faculty do research broadly in three thematic areas: family and social welfare, health, and consumer policy.

Our department is comprised of the Undergraduate Program, the Sloan Graduate Program and the PhD Program. For students looking to minor in the field of PAM, we offer a Policy Analysis and Management minor along with a Health Care Policy minor