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Bennett Institute for Public Policy Annual Conference 2022

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22/04/2022

The Bennett Institute for Public Policy Annual Conference 2022 explored public policy issues facing governments and populations amidst plans for economic recovery, resilience, and prosperity.

Amidst global plans for economic recovery, resilience, and prosperity, academics and policymakers will meet for the Bennett Institute for Public Policy Annual Conference on Friday 22 April 2022 at the University of Cambridge.

The day’s four panel discussions centred around the Institute’s four key research themes –  Place, Progress, Productivity, and Decision-Making in Government – for leading experts to share their knowledge and research across different disciplines – and close with a keynote speech by Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance.

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Watch the Conference sessions below.


Welcome

 Chair: Professor Dennis C. Grube, Co-Director of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy


What is the importance of ‘place’ for people’s life opportunities?

Speakers:

Francesca Gains, Professor of Public Policy and Co-Director of Policy@Manchester, University of Manchester

Joshua Bailey, Senior Policy Advisor, Levelling Up Taskforce

Fiona Reynolds, Chair of the Governing Council of the Royal Agricultural University

Chair: Michael Kenny, Professor of Public Policy and Inaugural Director of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge


How are political decisions best made and communicated in a crisis?

Speakers:

Sir John Aston, Harding Professor of Statistics in Public Life, University of Cambridge, and former Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office

Sarah Dillon, Professor of Literature and the Public Humanities, University of Cambridge

Dame Theresa Marteau, Behavioural Scientist and Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of Cambridge

Chair: Dennis C Grube, Professor of Politics and Public Policy and Co-Director of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge


What does ‘progress’ mean in today’s context and how it can be measured?

Speakers:

Bina Agarwal, Professor of Development Economics and Environment, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester

Claire Melamed, CEO of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Anna Alexandrova, Professor in Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge

Chair: Matthew Agarwala, Project Lead for the Wealth Economy, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge


Why does productivity matter and how can it be improved?

Speakers:

Meredith Crowley, Professor of International Economics at the University of Cambridge

Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge

Bart Van Ark, Managing Director of The Productivity Institute

Chair: Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy and Co-Director of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy


Why does science matter for policymaking?

Keynote speaker: Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA)

Chair: Professor Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge


Bennett Institute for Public Policy Annual Conference 2022 – Closing remarks

Speaker: Peter Bennett, Founding Benefactor of the Peter Bennett Foundation

Chair: Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy and Co-Director of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy


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