Research

Economics, Politics and Infrastructure

Authors: Gary Banks
Published Date: 12 April 2017
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Political Environment
Summary Despite my intention to speak about the economics of infrastructure, in this lecture I have actually talked mainly about the politics that surround it. This is because I have become convinced...
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Public admin explainer: What is public value?

Published Date: 10 April 2017
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Public Value
At ANZSOG, we talk a lot about public value. But what does it mean? How does it differ from private value? Like many academic concepts, the meaning of public value is contested – but we think t...
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Using behavioural insights for citizen compliance and cooperation

Authors: Peter John and Jane Robb
Published Date: 01 April 2017
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Evidence-based policy, Policy Skills, Development and Implementation
Abstract In recent years, public agencies have frequently deployed behavioural insights to generate benefits for society, through encouraging citizens to comply with official requests, and more gener...
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Evaluations of post-disaster recovery: A review of practice material

Authors: Roberta Ryan, Liana Wortley and Éidín Ní Shé
Published Date: 05 December 2016
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Disaster Recovery, Evidence-based policy
Abstract This paper reviews evaluations of post-disaster recovery efforts. The focus is on operational material and other ‘grey literature’ from disasters that have occurred in Australia, New Zea...
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Sharpening the Sword of State

Published Date: 22 November 2016
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Privatisation, Public Sector Reform
Summary Sharpening the Sword of State explores the various ways in which 10 jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific enhance their administrative capabilities through training and executive development. It ...
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Review of the effectiveness of predictive models for mesothelioma to identify lessons for asbestos-related policy

Authors: Alison Reid
Published Date: 01 September 2016
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Evidence-based policy, Public Health
Abstract Predictions of future cases of asbestos-related disease have been undertaken at a national level to inform government policy and planning for future health needs. In general, we can separate...
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Managing Consultants

Authors: Leo Dobes
Published Date: 26 July 2016
Summary Public service cutbacks have increased reliance on consultants, but new legislation and rules governing the procurement of services from consultants are scattered over different legislative i...
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Balancing Control and Flexibility in Public Budgeting

Authors: Michael Di Francesco and John Alford
Published Date: 20 July 2016
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Economics and Finance
Abstract This work explores how reshaping budget rules and how they are applied presents a preferred means of public sector budgeting, rather than simply implementing fewer rules. Through enhanced ap...
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International policy transfer in the road sector: from Australia to Sweden

Authors: Christopher Walker
Published Date: 19 July 2016
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Policy Skills, Development and Implementation
Abstract In Australia, governments have realised the potential of extending commercial telematics services into the regulatory context. The Intelligent Access Program (IAP) provided the first nationa...
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The Three Sector Solution

Published Date: 12 July 2016
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Collaboration, Networks, Co-production
Summary This collection of essays had its origins in a one-day workshop held in August 2015 at The Australian National University. Jointly convened by Dr John Butcher (ANZSOG) and Professor David Gil...
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What factors influence the effectiveness of financial incentives on long-term natural resource management practice change?

Authors: Emma Swann and Rob Richards
Published Date: 29 June 2016
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Evidence-based policy, Environmental economics
Abstract Financial incentives are used by natural resource management organisations to encourage landholders to adopt sustainable practices where the outcomes on a farm scale may be negative or margi...
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Outcome-based contracting for human services

Authors: Emma Tomkinson
Published Date: 23 May 2016
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Evidence-based policy, Privatisation, Public Sector Reform
Abstract This review examines the evidence of the effect of government-funded outcome-based contracts in public human services. Outcome-based contracts in public human services are defined as those w...