MPP2019-502

Introduction to Public Policy

Nguyen Xuan Thanh, David O. Dapice
Date: 01/02/2019 13:49; File size: 191,689 bytes
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Tuesday, 17/10/2017
13:30 - 15:00

Lecture 1: Public Policy and Public Policy Making Process

  • What is public policy?
  • What is the process of policy making?

* Thomas A. Birkland, An Introduction to the Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making, Chapters 1 & 2.

* John W. Kingdon. Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies, Chapter 1.

Case Study 1: BOT Cai Lay

* Long Thanh Airport, FSPPM Case.

* Learning by the Case Method, HKS Case Program.

Thursday, 19/10/2017
13:30 - 15:00

Lecture 2: Public Policy and the Role of Government

  • What is the role of government in the public policy making process?
  • What should governments do and what should political actors do?

* Thomas A. Birkland, An Introduction to the Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making, Chapters 4 & 5.

* John W. Kingdon. Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies, Chapters 2 & 3.

Case Study 2: Nike versus New Balance

* Nike versus New Balance: Trade Policy in a World of Global Value Chains, HBS Case.

Michael J. Sandel
Date: 14/02/2019 11:10; File size: 85,417 bytes
Thomas Piketty ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Date: 14/02/2019 11:09; File size: 85,417 bytes
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson.
Date: 14/02/2019 11:05; File size: 85,417 bytes
Harvey S. Rosen, Ted Gayer
Date: 14/02/2019 11:07; File size: 85,417 bytes
William N. Dunn
Date: 14/02/2019 11:06; File size: 85,417 bytes
Thomas A. Birkland
Date: 14/02/2019 10:55; File size: 85,417 bytes
John W. Kingdon
Date: 14/02/2019 10:58; File size: 85,417 bytes
Thomas A. Birkland
Date: 14/02/2019 10:54; File size: 85,417 bytes
John W. Kingdon
Date: 13/10/2017 09:44; File size: 191,671 bytes
Thomas A. Birkland
Date: 13/10/2017 09:37; File size: 2,041,110 bytes
Nguyen Xuan Thanh
Date: 10/11/2017 13:22; File size: 1,371,244 bytes
David O. Dapice
Date: 24/10/2017 08:39; File size: 345,746 bytes
David O. Dapice
Date: 16/10/2017 17:20; File size: 324,768 bytes
Nguyen Xuan Thanh
Date: 20/10/2017 15:04; File size: 94,100 bytes
Nguyen Xuan Thanh
Date: 20/10/2017 15:04; File size: 90,722 bytes
Jonathan R. Pincus & Nguyen Xuan Thanh
Date: 10/11/2017 13:34; File size: 2,296,385 bytes

The course consists of 12 classes held over eight weeks (half of the Fall Semester). A new topic will be introduced each week with one lecture and one case study. Students are encouraged to participate in discussions and draw out policy and theoretical implications as a group.

The course introduces the process of public policy making, and the role of government and other stakeholders in that process. It also introduces the students to the study of public policy, and addresses key concepts including market and market failures, the role of institutions, and equity.