Public administration—innovations, policy, and people

Professor Karl Löfgren's research focuses on public administration. He shares his academic experiences based on three themes—innovations, policy, and people.

The innovation theme will cover Löfgren's interest in digital platforms in politics and public administration, as well as democratic innovations in local decision-making. His interest in policy covers empirical studies of agenda-setting and implementation on a national level, and the role of evidence in policymaking. Finally, he will discuss his recent research on the rise of a new public bureaucracy in public sector organisations.

Professor Karl Lofgren, flanked by two other staff members, at his inaugural lecture
Inaugural lecture (left to right): Pro Vice-Chancellor, Business and Government, Professor Mark Hickford, Professor Karl Lofgren, and Dean of Wellington School of Business and Government, Professor Jane Bryson.

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