PuMEL Launch - International Members Board Meeting and Inaugural Conference

Public Management Evidence Lab Launch
Public Management Research Group
Department of Public Policy
City University of Hong Kong

International Members Board Meeting and Inaugural Conference
26-30th May 2014

Monday 26th May

4.30-6.00pm POL Conference Room B7516

Keynote Lecture

Changing Citizens and Bureaucrats: The transformative potential of an experimental Public Administration

Peter John, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University College London

Tuesday 27th May

Informal meetings: International Board Members and CityU faculty

(Please contact Benny if you would like to talk with IBM)

Wednesday 28th May

10.30am Nam Shan Building 5/F

International Board Members visit to the SS Laboratories

2.00-3.00pm CLASS Conference Room G7619

Idea Incubator: Discovery and Innovation through Experiments in Public Policy

Designing Hong Kong Internships: Frank Ho, Esther Tung and Hugo Kan report on their work
Business Environment Council Internships

3.30-4.30pm CLASS Conference Room G7619

Experimental Methods in Public Policy Postgraduate Workshop

PhD/RA presentations on experimental projects: Vivian Tu (PhD candidate) and Ivan Lee (Senior Research Associate)

4.30-5.00pm CLASS Conference Room G7619

Environmental conscious project
Prof. XiaoHu Wang (POL)


Thursday 29th May

10am-12.30pm Room: CLASS Conference Room G7619
International Board Members Meeting

2.00-5.30pm CLASS Conference Room G7619

Roundtable workshop

Welcome and agenda

Prof. Richard M. Walker (POL)
The challenge of experimental methods in public policy
Prof. M. Jae Moon, Yonsei University

Experimental designs: difficulties, tradeoffs and workarounds

Prof. Gene A. Brewer, University of Georgia

Prospects for experimental research for enhancing environmental governance

Dr. Scott Valentine (POL)
Friday 30th May

Aberdeen Boat Club (ABC), Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island

All Day

Roundtable workshop

Learning from psychology: theory, concepts and the lab

SS Psychology group

Prof. Samuel Ho, Dr. Julian Lai, Dr. Ben Li and Dr. Yetta Wong

1.30-5.30pm (coffee break at 3.30pm)

Field experiments

Prof. Claudia Avellaneda, Indiana University
Prof. Peter John, University College London
Prof. Jiannan Wu, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Goal ambiguity and goal attainment: applying experimental methods

Dr. Chan Su Jung (POL)


Wrap-up, conclusions, grant proposals and confirming future agendas