Week 6 – Assignment: Examine the Impacts of Policies Implemented During the Great Recession

Instructions

As an independent consultant with the federal government, assess three policies that were implemented during the Great Recession and then explain how those policies helped shape the recovery efforts. During the Great Recession, several industries were bailed out such as the automobile industry and the financial industry. Select any of the bailout policies. Then, be sure your paper includes the following:

Explain the benefits that resulted from the policies you chose.

Criticize the overall recovery efforts and identify whether the bailouts were necessary.

Describe alternative policies that could have been drafted instead of the bailout approach to the banking and automobile industries.

Assess any changes those great recession policies might have gone through up to today.

Length: 5–7 pages, not including title and reference pages.

References: Include a minimum of 5 scholarly resources.

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

Béland, D., Rocco, P., & Waddan, A. (2016). Reassessing policy drift: Social policy change in the United States. Social Policy & Administration

Breznau, N. (2017). Positive returns and equilibrium: Simultaneous feedback between public opinion and social policy. Policy Studies Journal

Gertler, M., & Gilchrist, S. (2018). What happened: Financial factors in the great recession†. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 32(3)

Glei, D. A., Goldman, N., & Weinstein, M. (2019). A growing socioeconomic divide: Effects of the Great Recession on perceived economic distress

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Week 7 – Assignment: Measure the Effects of Social Policies

Instructions

Social programs continue to experience mixed reactions in society. Policymakers and policy advocates promote and educate people about these social programs to gather public support. As a policy analyst with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, create a PowerPoint presentation that addresses some of the historical trends and evolution of Medicare and Medicaid policies. Be sure your presentation addresses the following:

Define the benefits of Medicare and Medicaid services to those in need of support through social programs.

Explain the benefits of Medicaid to individuals with disabilities.

Critique social programs and identify areas needing improvement.

Identify recommendations that can help gain public support for social programs.

Length: 8-10 slides, not including title and reference slide

References: Include a minimum of 5 scholarly resources.

Your PowerPoint presentation should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy

Haskins, R. (2017). Presidential address: Making federal social programs work. Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, 36(2), 276–302

Shein, E. (2018). The dangers of automating social programs: Is it possible to keep bias out of a social program driven by one or more algorithms

Stoltzfus, E. (2017). Child welfare: An overview of federal programs and their current funding. Congressional Research Service: Report, 1–53

Zheng, N. T., Haber, S., Hoover, S., & Feng, Z. (2017). Access to care for Medicare Medicaid dually eligible beneficiaries. The Role of State Medicaid Payment Policies