A New Explanatory Model for Policy Analysis and Evaluation

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 2006-063/2

35 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2006

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M. C. Schouwstra

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE)

M. J. Ellman

University of Amsterdam (UVA) - Amsterdam Business School

Date Written: July 2006

Abstract

This model of policy evaluation has been developed to identify factors that cause policy outcomes to diverge from the intended results. In this model the explanatory factors may be inherent to the conceptual and institutional framework to which policy makers adhere, or they may be "real world" factors such as badly-defined performance indicators or cyclical economic problems. This model can be used by scholars for analyzing and evaluating government policies and the policies of international organizations and by policy makers to improve their policies. The model can also be used for cross-country comparisons to establish why a certain policy works in one country or situation and why it does not work in another country or situation.

Keywords: model of policy analysis, model of policy evaluation, public policy, international financial institutions, evaluation international organizations, cross country comparison, policy analysis, conceptual framework, institutional framework, normative formal institutions, informal institutions

JEL Classification: E61, F35, F37, F53, G38, H43, H83, O19, O21, O22

Suggested Citation

Schouwstra, M. C. and Ellman, Michael J., A New Explanatory Model for Policy Analysis and Evaluation (July 2006). Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 2006-063/2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=917327 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.917327

M. C. Schouwstra (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) ( email )

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Michael J. Ellman

University of Amsterdam (UVA) - Amsterdam Business School ( email )

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Amsterdam, 1018 TV
Netherlands
+31205254235 (Phone)
+31205254254 (Fax)

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