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Public Policy in an Uncertain World
     

Public Policy in an Uncertain World

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.

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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:
9780674071308
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/14/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
811 KB

Meet the Author

Charles F. Manski is Board of Trustees Professor of Economics at Northwestern University.

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