Reflections on evidence-based policy: Australian labor market and education case studies


Event details


Date & time

Tuesday 07 September 2010


Acton Lecture Theatre, #132 JG Crawford Building, ANU


Bruce Chapman


Hayley Primrose
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This presentation will examine several examples of policy reform over the last 20 years from the perspective of the role played by evidence. In some cases it is clear that the evidence was instrumental to the form that policy change took, although in others policy makers used the data for political persuasion or to silence critics. The examples
are taken from the areas of Australian education and labour market policy.

Bruce Chapman is Professor of Economics and Director of Policy Impact at the Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU. He is a labour and education economist and has considerable academic and practical experience with respect to the design and implementation of student loan
systems, with an emphasis on income contingent arrangements. He is also President of the Economics
Society of Australia, a position he has held since 2007.

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