Professor Anand Desai is currently at the National Science Foundation as the head of the Evaluation and Assessment Capability Section in the Office of Integrative Activities.
His research interests include measurement of performance and evaluation of the provision of public services. He has worked on methods for measuring effectiveness and efficiency in the public sector and the use of statistical, operations research, and simulation models for public policy analysis. He has taught courses on environmental policy, evaluation, information systems, logic of inquiry, methods for policy analysis, policy modeling, and wicked problems.
Professor Desai holds a courtesy appointment in the Management Science Department of the Fisher College of Business and is a member of the faculty of the Environmental Science Graduate Program.
He has served as a member of the Executive Council and the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration and as a member of the Policy Council of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
He did his doctoral work in public policy analysis at the University of Pennsylvania after completing studies at universities in India and the UK.
Simulation for Policy Inquiry illustrates the development and use of simulation models designed to capture some of the complexity inherent in the formulation, management, and implementation of policies. Edited by Anand Desai with contributions from many Glenn School students and faculty. »Click here to learn more
Wicked Environmental Problems offers a new approach for managing environmental conflicts within common real-world decision-making frameworks.Authors:
Peter Balint, Roland Stewart, Anand Desai and Lawrence Walters
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