Public Policy


Gary Wyckoff, Ph.D., Professor of Government

Areas of Expertise: health, education and welfare policy; evidence in public policy decisions; empirical studies of happiness and well-being; and the application of quanttitative analysis to decision-making.
Paul Gary Wyckoff (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a professor of government and the director of the Public Policy Program at Hamilton. More >>

An economist by training, Wyckoff's current research focuses on the empirical foundations of public sector decision-making.  He is the author of Policy and Evidence in a Partisan Age: The Great Disconnect, published by the Urban Institute Press. [view introduction] He is working on a book manuscript titled Radical Empiricism, which highlights personal, business, and public policies that conflict with the beset available evidence. 

Wyckoff's teaching duties include Data Analysis (Government 230), Introduction to Public Policy (Public Policy 251), Topics in Public Policy (Public Policy 382), and Senior Project (Public Policy 500 and 501). Wyckoff also serves as executive editor of Insights, Hamilton's undergraduate social science journal.