Experiments - both in the field and in the lab - are increasingly seen as important for public policy development as a way of testing what works and learning about why things work (and don't work).
This one-day workshop, run jointly by the behavioural insights team at the Cabinet Office, brought together policy-makers and academics to discuss how, practically, experiments could have maximum usefulness and impact upon policy.
This also included the policy-makers' perspective on the role of experiments, an academic perspective on ensuring robust and valid design and discussion of a number of experiments that were being used to evaluate public policy in practice.
This conference was funded by the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) and capacity-building cluster on the Economic Impact of the Third Sector.
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