This book was written to make modem policy analysis methods accessible to policy analysts. It can improve policy decisions by combining the best analytical methods with the power of analysts' and decisionmakers' good judgment and with microcomputer hardware and software.
1. Introduction 2. Regression and Statistical Methods 3. Using Microcomputers for Policy Analysis 4. Demand Theory and Elasticity Matrix Construction 5. Supply and Elasticity Estimation 6. Classical Welfare Analysis 7. Simulation and Systems Modeling 8. Enterprise Budgets 9. Mathematical Programming 10. Agricultural Project Investment Analysis 11. Policy Applications in Natural Resource Projects 12. International Trade Policies 13. Macroeconomic Linkages to Agriculture 14. Index Numbers and Aggregation