Public Policy in an Uncertain World: Analysis and Decisions

Public Policy in an Uncertain World: Analysis and Decisions

by 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 certitude. Manski critiques the status quo and offers an innovation to improve both how policy research is conducted and how it is used by policy makers.See more details below

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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 certitude. Manski critiques the status quo and offers an innovation to improve both how policy research is conducted and how it is used by policy makers.

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Science - Brian Baird
To academic readers steeped in [economics and decision theory], [Manski's] account is likely to be of some interest. It includes many useful and important insights (for example, the distinctions among policies based on the principles of 'maximin,' 'minimax,' and 'adaptive mini-max' regret) that have substantial implications for real-world policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674066892
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
02/11/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,454,607
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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