Paul Gary Wyckoff directs the public policy program at Hamilton College. He teaches courses in applied statistics, ethics, and cost-benefit analysis, as well as issue-oriented courses on topics such as health care reform, education policy, and Social Security reform. Professor Wyckoff received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to coming to Hamilton, he held positions at the Federal Reserve and Indiana University. Professor Wyckoff has published in numerous journals, including the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Urban Economics, and the Journal of Education Finance. This is his first book.