Guía docente de Evaluación de Programas y Políticas Públicas (M56/56/1/39)

Curso 2022/2023
Fecha de aprobación por la Comisión Académica 15/07/2022

Máster

Máster Universitario en Economía / Economics

Módulo

Módulo III: Tercer Trimestre

Rama

Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas

Centro Responsable del título

International School for Postgraduate Studies

Semestre

Segundo

Créditos

4

Tipo

Optativa

Tipo de enseñanza

Presencial

Profesorado

  • María Dolores Jiménez Rubio
  • Victoria Regina Büesch

Tutorías

María Dolores Jiménez Rubio

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  • Primer semestre
    • Martes 9:30 a 14:30 (C-115 F. Empresariales)
    • Jueves 9:30 a 10:30 (C-115 F. Empresariales)
  • Segundo semestre
    • Martes 10:30 a 13:30 (C-115 F. Empresariales)
    • Viernes 10:30 a 13:30 (C-115 F. Empresariales)

Victoria Regina Büesch

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Breve descripción de contenidos (Según memoria de verificación del Máster)

  • Economic and social impact of public policies and programmes from efficiency and an equity viewpoint
  • Inequality measures
  • Impact evaluation techniques (difference in difference, synthetic control method, etc)
  • Cost-benefit analysis, econometric modelling and inequality measures.
  • Empirical and theoretical applications in the health care field mostly. The analytic techniques are extendable to measuring other dimensions of social welfare such as environment and education.

Prerrequisitos y/o Recomendaciones

Background in Economics, Statistics and Econometrics is useful

Competencias

Competencias Básicas

  • CB6. Poseer y comprender conocimientos que aporten una base u oportunidad de ser originales en desarrollo y/o aplicación de ideas, a menudo en un contexto de investigación.
  • CB7. Que los estudiantes sepan aplicar los conocimientos adquiridos y su capacidad de resolución de problemas en entornos nuevos o poco conocidos dentro de contextos más amplios (o multidisciplinares) relacionados con su área de estudio.
  • CB8. Que los estudiantes sean capaces de integrar conocimientos y enfrentarse a la complejidad de formular juicios a partir de una información que, siendo incompleta o limitada, incluya reflexiones sobre las responsabilidades sociales y éticas vinculadas a la aplicación de sus conocimientos y juicios.
  • CB9. Que los estudiantes sepan comunicar sus conclusiones y los conocimientos y razones últimas que las sustentan a públicos especializados y no especializados de un modo claro y sin ambigüedades.
  • CB10. Que los estudiantes posean las habilidades de aprendizaje que les permitan continuar estudiando de un modo que habrá de ser en gran medida autodirigido o autónomo.

Resultados de aprendizaje (Objetivos)

  • Understand the importance and foundations of impact assessment
  • Identify the methodologies for evaluating the impact of health and social policies
  • Identify the methodologies for modeling impact over a suitable time horizon
  • Writing critical analysis essays in the area of impact assessment
  • Interpreting research papers in the area of impact assessment
  • Argue, discuss and defend, either orally or in writing, the conclusions and proposals presented

Programa de contenidos Teóricos y Prácticos

Teórico

1.Evaluation of social and economic impact of health care policies

  • Social determinants of health
  • Factors explaining inequalities in health: the socioeconomic position
    • Measuring socioeconomic inequalities in health
    •  Economic position and health: some explanatory mechanisms

2.Evaluation of public policies

  • Why evaluate?
  • Methods of evaluation:
    • Differences in differences, Synthetic Control Methods
    • Regression Discontinuity
  • Examples of public policy evaluation

3.Cost-benefit analysis

  • Measuring value: Hedonistic methods, conjoint analysis and willingness to pay
  • Methodologies for measuring social, economic and environmental impact and risk

4.Demographic change and pension system reform

Práctico

Students will be required to participate in at least one practical workshop consisting in a guided training session in Stata. Students will also be required to attend several seminars in impact evaluation techniques led by experts in the field.

Bibliografía

Bibliografía fundamental

  • ANGRIST, J. D., & PISCHKE, J. S. (2016). Mostly harmless econometrics: An empiricist's companion. Princeton university press.
  • MCGUIRE, P. PITA BARROS P. (2013) Handbook of Health Economics Vol. 2. North Holland
  • O'DONNELL, O. A., & WAGSTAFF, A. (2008). Analyzing health equity using household survey data: a guide to techniques and their implementation. World Bank Publications.
  • GREVE, B. (2017) Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation. Elgar
  • GRUBER, J. (2010) Public Finance and Public Policy (Chapter 8). Worth Publishing

Bibliografía complementaria

Enlaces recomendados

  • The Economist http://www.economist.com/
  • World Bank Health’s systems website http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/health
  • World Health Organization website http://www.who.int/en/
  • OECD website http://stats.oecd.org/

Metodología docente

Evaluación (instrumentos de evaluación, criterios de evaluación y porcentaje sobre la calificación final.)

Evaluación Ordinaria

The ordinary assessment session (convocatoria ordinaria) will preferably be based on the continuous assessment of students, except for those who have been granted the right to a single final assessment (evaluación única final), which is an assessment method that only takes a final exam into account.

Continuous assessment:

  • 12 x class and seminar attendances (15%)
  • Short written summaries of each class (100-200 words) to hand in on PRADO 1 week after every class (20%)
  • 1 x written term papers, to hand in on PRADO according to the schedule published on PRADO, 750-1250 words (30%)
  • 1 x STATA practical analysis of micro-data, led by Dolores Jiménez Rubio, to hand in on PRADO according to the schedule published on PRADO (15%)
  • 1 x presentation of 1 of the coursework term papers, to be conducted according to the schedule published on PRADO (20%)

Evaluación Extraordinaria

Students who have not passed a course in the ordinary assessment session (convocatoria ordinaria) will have access to an extraordinary assessment session (convocatoria extraordinaria). All students may take part in this extraordinary assessment session, regardless of whether or not they have followed continuous assessment activities. In this way, students who have not carried out continuous assessment activities will have the opportunity to obtain 100% of their mark by means of coursework provided by the lecturers.

Evaluación única final

Students who are unable to follow continuous assessment methods due to justifiable reasons shall have recourse to a single final assessment (evaluación única final), which is an assessment method that only takes a final exam into account.

In order to opt for a single final assessment (evaluación única final), students must send a request, using the corresponding online procedure, to the coordinator of the master’s programme, in the first two weeks of the course or in the two weeks following their enrolment (if the enrolment has taken place after the classes have already begun). The coordinator will communicate this information to the relevant teaching staff members, citing and verifying the reasons why the student is unable to follow the continuous assessment system. 

In this case, the assessment will comprise coursework provided by the lecturers.

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