Lecture 38: Principles of Policy Design
Speaker: M. Ramesh, Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Host: Jiannan Wu, Professor, Executive Vice Director, China Institute for Urban Governance, Head, Division for Development of Liberal Arts and Social Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Time: 14:00-15:30, June 13th, 2019, Thursday
Location: Room 238, Xinjian Building, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Xuhui Campus (No. 1954 Huashan Road)
Organizations: China Institute for Urban Governance, School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
The seminar will ask and address questions such as: What is policy design? What is its purpose? How to differentiate ‘good’ from ‘bad’ design? How to use policy tools individually and in concert? What are the principles that should guide policy design? Most importantly, what capacities are needed to use the tools? This will be an interactive seminar inviting participants to share their thoughts on policy design.
Ramesh is UNESCO Chair of Social Policy Design in Asia. Previously, he was the Founding Head of the Department of Asian and Policy at the Hong Kong Institute of Education; Professor of Social Policy at the University of Hong Kong; and Chair of the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. He has also held teaching positions at the University of New England and Victoria University of Wellington. Specialising in public policy and governance in Asia with a particular focus on social policy, Ramesh has authored and edited many books. His co-authored textbook Studying Public Policy has been translated into over a dozen languages and is used throughout the world. His books and journal articles on social policy in Asia are the standard starting points for research on the subject. He has also published extensively in reputed international journals. He is the Editor of Policy and Society and Associate Editor of Journal of Economic Policy Reform and serves on the editorial board of several reputed journals. Moreover, he has served as consultant to prominent international organizations.