Book launch: Hybrid public policy innovations

Crawford School of Public Policy

Event details

Launch

Date & time

Tuesday 23 October 2018
6.00pm–7.30pm

Venue

Weston Theare, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Speaker

Jenny Gordon, Robert Breunig, Andrew Podger, Helen Sullivan, Mark Fabian

Contacts

Mark Fabian
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Politics remains mired in ideological preconceptions about what is optimal, often landing us in bad policy. Too often we see a simplistic and false dichotomy between partisan claims that markets are the best policy tool because they are efficient, or that government should lead because this ensures equity. This is a major drag on our progress and prosperity because today’s policy challenges typically require hybrid policy solutions: sophisticated combinations of government and market tools that promote both efficiency and equity simultaneously. Australia has been a major innovator in the past and could be again if we can deepen our commitment to evidence-based policy.

Dr Jenny Gordon and contributors to a recent volume on hybrid public policy innovations will discuss how hybrids work and their implications for policy in Australia and abroad.

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