Jakub P. Hlavka

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Adjunct Policy Researcher
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Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in international affairs, Georgetown University; B.Sc. in international trade, University of Economics, Prague


Jakub Hlávka is an adjunct policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. His research addresses public and private sector R&D investment; the impacts of innovation in health care; and the theory and practice of national security. At RAND he has contributed to studies for NASA, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other national and international clients.

He currently serves as a research assistant professor of health policy and management at the USC Price School of Public Policy where he conducts research in health economics related to Alzheimer's disease, health technology assessment, and innovative payment models for high-cost medications.

Prior to joining RAND, Hlávka served in research and consulting roles at the Fraunhofer Society in Germany, at RAND Europe in the UK and Belgium, and at the Czech Government and the Ministry of Finance in Prague. He has worked on intellectual property regulation, defense and aerospace industry trade, 3D printing, fight against corruption and the regulation of capital markets.

He has also worked with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Prague Security Studies Institute as a regulatory and security policy scholar. He is fluent in Czech, English, German, and French. Hlávka received a Ph.D. from the Pardee RAND Graduate School and also holds other degrees from Georgetown University and the University of Economics in Prague.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Research Assistant Professor in Health Policy and Management, USC Price School of Public Policy

Recent Projects

  • Ensuring Access to Novel Alzheimer's and Dementia Treatments: Evaluating Innovative Payment Approaches
  • Assessing the Readiness of the U.S. Health Care System Infrastructure for an Alzheimer’s Treatment
  • New Payment Approaches for Innovative Treatments
  • Sustainability of the U.S. Blood and Cord Blood Supply
  • Analysis of Frameworks for Evaluating Genomic Testing

Selected Publications

JP Hlávka, PJ Lin, PJ Neumann, "Outcome measures for oncology alternative payment models: practical considerations and recommendations," The American Journal of Managed Care, 25(12), 2019

Jenny Lam, Jakub Hlávka, Soeren Mattke, "The Potential Emergence of Disease-Modifying Treatments for Alzheimer Disease: The Role of Primary Care in Managing the Patient Journey," The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 32(6), 2019

Jakub P. Hlavka, Soeren Mattke, Jodi L. Liu, Assessing the Preparedness of the Health Care System Infrastructure in Six European Countries for an Alzheimer's Treatment, RAND Corporation (RR-2503), 2018

Andrew W. Mulcahy, Jakub P. Hlavka, Spencer R. Case, Biosimilar Cost Savings in the United States, RAND Corporation (PE-264), 2017

Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, Michael Schwille, Jakub P. Hlavka, Michael A. Brown, Steven S. Davenport, Isaac R. Porche III, Joel Harding, Lessons from Others for Future U.S. Army Operations in and Through the Information Environment, RAND Corporation (RR-1925.1), 2018

Honors & Awards

  • Global Shaper, World Economic Forum
  • Leader of Tomorrow, St. Gallen Symposium
  • Young Leader, Aspen Institute Central Europe


English; Czech; German; French


  • Cloud computing and lightning

    Strong Winds Ahead for Cloud Computing: Can Data Localization Threaten Future Growth?

    A growing number of constraints have been imposed around the world on information in the cloud, fueling concerns that the Internet, the economic engine of the information age, may become hopelessly fragmented.

    Apr 29, 2016 The RAND Blog

  • U.S. Marines receive a safety brief before they conduct live-fire drills during Trident Juncture 2015 in Almeria, Spain, October 27, 2015

    Building Interoperability for European Defense

    To make the most out of declining defense budgets, the U.S. needs to engage European forces to build interoperability that would enable joint operations to deter and defeat potential adversaries, even with little advance notice. But building interoperable units has often proved difficult even among the friendliest of nations.

    Nov 9, 2015 Defense News