Why Replication Rarely Happens

Date: 

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 5:00pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, 5th Floor

Professor Robert Behn, Kennedy School of Government

About the Seminar
In this seminar, Professor Behn explained how although experimentation designed to achieve a public policy objective can result in innovation – an innovation that could benefit other jurisdictions and agencies – true, meaningful replication of such innovations rarely happens. Why?

This event was part of the Innovation in Government Seminar Series, which explores various aspects and approaches to the study of government innovation. This year-long series seeks to educate and inform the next generation of government innovators.

About Robert Behn
Robert D. Behn, Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard, is faculty chair of the Schools executive program, Driving Government Performance: Leadership Strategies that Produce Results.

Innovations in Government Seminar Series
This event is part of the Innovation in Government Seminar Series, which explores various aspects and approaches to the study of government innovation. This year-long series seeks to educate and inform the next generation of government innovators.