318.608.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 3 Credit(s)
M 4:00:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    • Differentiate the major tools of public action
    • Determine the appropriate design for public program, including appropriate choice of tool and tool design features
    • Identify the causes of public program implementation problems
    • Manage public programs embodying a wide array of tools of public action
    • Operate complex public-private collaborations
    • Communicate complex analyses of program design issues both orally and in writing
  • Course Description

    Discusses the instruments available to government to achieve its policy and program objectives. Examples of these instruments include grants, contracts, regulation, vouchers, loans, and loan guarantees. Compares the varying outcomes resulting from the choice of instrument. Focuses on the challenges of managing the complex public-private collaborations from either direction.

  • Intended Audience

    MPP program students

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: class participation (20%);news commentaries (15%); formal briefing book (40%); final (25%)

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.