Designing effective and innovative public policy in a complex environment

This special event will explore emerging ideas and good practice in dealing with complex public policy issues. It will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from leading global and Australian thinkers and practitioners, including a keynote address from Professor Cass Sunstein of Harvard University.

The environment in which policymakers are working is complex and uncertain but the Australian government has an ambitious reform agenda, including for regulatory reform. This conference will explore the ways in which recent research can help in the development of more effective public policy.

The objectives of the conference are:

  • Introduce participants to new ideas, approaches and techniques that can improve Australian public policy
  • Explore the insights offered by behavioural economics and other policy innovations for specific Australian policy challenges
  • Deepen collaboration between the public sector, business, academia and civil society

Confirmed international speakers include:

  • Cass Sunstein Robert Walmsley University Professor; Founder and Director of the Program on Behavioural Economics and Public Policy, Harvard Law School, Harvard University
  • Lam Chuan Leong Practice Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore
  • Michael Hiscox Clarence Dillion Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University; Founding member of Harvard Behavioural Insights Group
  • Nava Ashraf Associate Professor in the Negotiations, Organisation and Markets Unit, Harvard Business School
  • Benjamin Castleman Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy, University of Virginia
  • Rory Gallagher   Managing Director, Behavioural Insights Team Australia and Asia-Pacific, UK Government; Managing Advisor, Behavioural Insights Unit, NSW Premier and Cabinet

This conference is presented by the HC Coombs Policy Forum, Crawford School of Public Policy, at The Australian National University.

Registration fee (GST inclusive):
$750.00 (delegates from government and business sector)
$550.00 (delegates from education and civil society sector)

Conference program available here

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