IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


The Rise of Experimental Government

26 September 2016–28 September 2016, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

Experimental Government

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Logan Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Speaker: David Halpern, Chief Executive Behavioural Insights Team, and What Works National Advisor, UK
Chair: Peter John, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, UCL, London

Recent years have seen a massive expansion in the use of experimental methods to help develop and implement policy and practice. This has been partly influenced by the 'What Works' movement, which aims to make policy and practice more evidence-based.

David Halpern will look at the work of the UK's seven 'What Works' centres and other examples of the progress being made, and at similar developments from other countries, including the use of rapid trials utilising administrative data. The key challenge is now to build on these developments, and to create a stronger, more accessible form of 'what works' knowledge.

This event is free of charge and open to all, and you are welcome to turn up on the evening.

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Certain conditions may apply to access to and safe evacuation of the venue for this event by visitors with a mobility impairment.
Please contact Michael Walker - michael.walker@ucl.ac.uk for further details.