MPV_APPA Public Policy Analysis

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/1. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. JUDr. Ivan Malý, CSc. (lecturer)
Ing. Marek Pavlík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Ivan Malý, CSc.
Department of Public Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Jana Nesvadbová
Supplier department: Department of Public Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Fri 9:20–11:00 P312
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
MPV_APPA/01: Fri 11:05–12:45 P312, I. Malý, M. Pavlík
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to give the students a chance to understand principles of policy formulation and policy analysis in the general context; learn to use policy analysis methods and use that general framework for detailed insight into one of the most important public policies - health policy.
  • The course is split into two parts. The first one provides a general knowledge base about policy analysis while the second applies this knowledge on health policy.
  • 1) Public policy’s basic principles, values, and issues
  • 2) Concepts for public policies investigation and policy making
  • 3) Actors and their roles
  • 4) Implementation, foreseeing the outcomes of the public policy
  • 5) Policy analysis – principles, general approaches
  • 6) Selected methods of a public policy analysis
  • 7) Introduction to health policy; objectives of HP; health – concept, measurement; policy issues, equity, freedom of choice...
  • 8) Health care systems - organization, institutions, economics
  • 9) Actors and policy measures
  • 10) Financial systems as a subject of policy negotiations
  • 11) Selected segment of HP analysis, recommending preferred policies
  • 12) Global trends in health policy, reforms
    required literature
  • DUNN, William N. Public policy analysis. Fifth edition. Harlow: Pearson, 2014, 456 stran. ISBN 9781292020211. info
  • HOWLETT, Michael and M. RAMESH. Studying public policy : policy cycles and policy subsystems. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, v, 311. ISBN 0195417941. info
    recommended literature
  • DYE, Thomas R. Understanding public policy. 11th ed. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005, xvii, 356. ISBN 0131174525. info
  • WEIMER, David Leo and Aidan R. VINING. Policy analysis : concepts and practice. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004, xix, 501. ISBN 0131830015. info
  • GUPTA, Dipak K. Analyzing public policy : concepts, tools and techniques. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2001, xxiv, 408. ISBN 1568025556. info
    not specified
  • Health reforms in Central and Eastern Europe : options, obstacles, limited outcomes. Edited by James Warner Bjorkman - Juraj Nemec. Hague: Eleven International, 2013, x, 296. ISBN 9789462360631. info
  • SALTMAN, Richard B. and Josep FIGUERAS. European health care reform : analysis of current strategies. Copenhagen: World Health Organization-Regional Office for Europe, 1997, 308 stran. ISBN 9289013362. info
  • PETERS, B. Guy. Advanced introduction to public policy. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2015, x, 203. ISBN 9781781955765. info
  • CAIRNEY, Paul. Understanding public policy : theories and issues. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, xvii, 327. ISBN 9780230229709. info
Teaching methods
Main learning methods: lectures, seminars with group discussions, readings (200-250 pages).
Tutorials are held one per two weeks, while a week without contact with a tutor is designated for reading.
Assessment methods
Reaching at least 50% from a midterm exam is required for an access to the final oral examination.
The final grade is composed of: 20% essay presentation and defense, 30% essay midterm, 50% midterm
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024, Spring 2025.
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