About The Policy Lab

The Policy Lab explores public policy decision making, policy design, and how we know what's working.

The aim of The Policy Lab is to address contemporary challenges of politics and policy-making by building a program of research centred on three main themes: opinion and expertise in politics and policy, policy systems, and projects that deal with specific issues and policy sectors.

Related to these areas, The Policy Lab explores three core questions:

  • what shapes policy decisions?
  • how do policy systems and processes operate?
  • what works in policy design?

If you are interested in The Policy Lab's projects or partnerships, you can contact the team at the-policy-lab@unimelb.edu.au