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A hospital CEO must lower costs in a regional burn care unit while averting a nurses' strike. Use data on patient acuity classification, scheduling, and skill mixes to devise a strategy that will enhance nurses' long-term job satisfaction.

Managed care contracts have reduced the reimbursement levels for burn care in a regional hospital.

After two unsuccessful attempts to appeal the decision to allow a merger between Superior Propane and ICG Propane, the Canadian Commissioner of Competition is left wondering where and how policymakers should define the line between efficiency and equity.  It can be used in courses on cost-benefit analysis, antitrust policy, law and economics, or policy analysis.

In Canada, antitrust policy and enforcement is quite different than in the U.S.

The assistant to the director of a state welfare division applies research design and a variety of statistical skills in seeking to determine the causes of recidivism affecting the state's welfare caseload.

This four part case and its companion bring real world problems into the study of statistics, research design, and communication with non-statistician audiences.

City government seeks affordable daycare for municipal workers' children.  This two part exercise reinforces key concepts in public budgeting through practice in applying them, and develops skills in spreadsheet use for budgeting and analysis.

The Daycare exercise is useful to reinforce key concepts in public budgeting through practical application, and to develop student skills using computer spreadsheets for budget preparation and anal

The goal of this case is for the student to realize that budgetary preparation is not merely a quantitative exercise but has real ethical human consequences. This case is unique in that the emphasis on budgeting occurs at the departmental/agency level rather than at a wider jurisdictional level.

This case places the student in the role of Pat Alvarez, the Director of Human Resources for a large city.

Written in an interview format, this case illustrates the dilemmas and opportunities faced by a mid-level county manager seeking to improve the performance of a community planning division.

Taking place in a unit of a state public welfare agency, a new manager must come to terms with a growing case backlog in a confused, out of control case system. The manager decide how to allocate or expand the capacity of constrained resources.

Taking place in a unit of a state public welfare agency, a new manager must come to terms with a growing case backlog in a confused, out of control case system.

This five part case series focuses on a manager charged with overseeing worker health and safety, who discovers some surprising results in the data he has about a program that dispel his previous assumptions, and other results that leave him with more questions.

This case focuses on Monty Paradis, a manager charged with overseeing farm worker health and safety, who discovers surprising results in the data he has about a state regulatory program called the

A doctoral student takes the opportunity of a "natural experiment" to investigate whether public transportation systems that facilitate "reverse commuting" might provide a policy response to the problem of urban unemployment.

This two part case and its companion bring real world problems into the study of statistics, research design, and communication with non-statistician audiences.

The Chief Executive Officer of a rural nonprofit regional referral health system located in north central Arkansas is confronted with the closure of a rural hospital in his service area. He has to make a difficult decision that involves weighing his mission obligation to serve the north central area population against his fiduciary responsibilities to the health system he manages.

The Chief Executive Officer of a rural nonprofit regional referral health system located in north central Arkansas is confronted with the closure of a rural hospital in his service area.