Tamas Wells
May 22, 2018 · 1 min read

On Wednesday June 6, Director of The Policy Lab Professor Jenny Lewis will give a public lecture on ‘Thinking Creatively, Acting Routinely? Innovation, Design and Experimentation in the Policy Process’.

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Governments around the world are turning to new approaches to designing public policy. A few main trends can be observed: The first is an emphasis on innovation in the public sector, which has seen the rise of innovation units and labs. The second is the growth of design approaches to policy, which rely on empathy and creativity rather than rationality and procedures. The third is a renewed focus on behavioural and experimental approaches to policy, including design experiments and ‘nudges’.

This lecture will address the question: Is innovation, design thinking and experimentation fundamentally changing public policy-making?

The Policy Lab

The Policy Lab at the University of Melbourne explores big questions about public policy decision making, policy design, and how we know what’s working. We work in partnerships with governments and other organisations in Australia and internationally.

Tamas Wells

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University of Melbourne

The Policy Lab

The Policy Lab at the University of Melbourne explores big questions about public policy decision making, policy design, and how we know what’s working. We work in partnerships with governments and other organisations in Australia and internationally.

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