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KMPA 2880 - Public Policy in Practice

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2018-2019

Number of hours : 40

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

Our course discusses the challenges public authorities face when they implement policies and policy reforms, in a broad range of sectors on which we focus at the OECD. The key question that will try to answer is “how should policies be implemented?”, rather than solely “what needs to be done”. Classes will be practical and based on situations, concrete examples, and processes. We plan to cover different policy domains, including: employment; innovation; skills; education; territorial development; decentralisation and governance reforms; etc. Several of these domains contains bundle of policies and will provide us with the possibility to focus on cross-cutting issues such as political economy of reform challenges, stakeholder engagement, complementarities and policy synergies.


  • AJMONE MARSAN, Giulia (Innovation economist)
  • DEGEORGES, Adrien G. (Doctorant)
  • TRAPASSO, Raffaele (Economiste)

Pedagogical format

- 30mn devoted to a couple of students case presentation (15 min) and discussion (15 min) at the beginning of the session ; - Objectives and nature of policies: they are broadly known and should be briefly recalled ; - Implementation challenges : provide examples in the policy field ; - What governance mechanisms/tools for addressing this challenge: principles and examples

Course validation

The students will be graded in 2 areas: · the preparation/ presentation and discussion of a case (by group of 2 students) in relation with the topic of the session. · The second grade will proceed from a multiple choice test at the end of the course, covering all sessions.