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Public policy in an uncertain world : analysis and decisions

Author: Charles F Manski
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013.
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"Public policy advocates routinely assert that "research has shown" a particular policy to be desirable. But how reliable is the analysis in the research they invoke? And how does that analysis affect the way policy is made, on issues ranging from vaccination to minimum wage to FDA drug approval? Charles F. Manski argues here that current policy is based on untrustworthy analysis. By failing to account for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles F Manski
ISBN: 9780674066892 0674066898 9780674067547 0674067541
OCLC Number: 791491248
Description: xi, 199 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Policy analysis. Policy analysis with incredible certitude ; Predicting policy outcomes ; Predicting behavior --
Policy decisions. Planning with partial knowledge ; Diversified treatment choice ; Policy analysis and decisions.
Responsibility: Charles F. Manski.

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Manski argues that public policy is based on untrustworthy analysis. Failing to account for uncertainty in an uncertain world, policy analysis routinely misleads policy makers with expressions of  Read more...

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