Laboratory for Public Management & Policy
Since 2013, the primary aim of the Laboratory for Public Management & Policy has been to use rigorous research to enhance the performance of public services. We are a group of faculty studying policy and organizational design, management practices, and interactions between citizens, interest groups, and public organizations. We particularly focus on experimental designs, systematic research synthesis, and careful analysis of observational data.
Public administration research at LaMP is ranked 1st in Hong Kong and Asia and 27th in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2020) by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Details can be found here.
Also, we are ranked 39th in the world in the 2021 QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings by Subject in Social Policy & Administration.
LaMP has an active group of students who contribute vitality and enthusiasm. There are typically around 15 doctoral students who study in our four-year programmes. Opportunities for PhD scholarship are available, funded through the Department of Public Policy, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme and a variety of joint-PhD programmes. Further enquiries can be made through the School of Graduate Studies. Master’s students study on the MA in Public Policy and Management in streams in public policy, public management, smart cities and governance in China.
LaMP has very strong international collaborative relationships. Members are very active in a range of professional academic associations - International Research Society on Public Management, Public Management Research Association, Asia-Pacific Public Policy Network and American Society of Public Administration - presenting at conference and contributing towards the management of the association by serving on boards, association journals or organising conferences. We often engage in grant-funded projects and publications in association with researchers in mainland China, Taiwan, Belgium, Brazil, Ireland, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, the UK and the USA.