Public policy in an uncertain world

Date & Time

From: 16 March 2015
Until: 17 March 2015




Wellcome Collection Conference Centre


HE Delegates: £60
Charity or Government: £120
Other Delegates: £440

This event is joint with PEPA. Please note that Charity and Government delegates will be eligible for the Academic rate.

This masterclass will discuss Manski’s book Public Policy in an Uncertain World: Analysis and Decisions (Harvard University Press, 2013) and technical articles that form the foundation for the book. In the book, Manski describes the practice of policy analysis and the inferential problems that researchers confront. He argues that credible analysis typically yields interval rather than point predictions of policy outcomes. He examines how governments might reasonably make policy decisions when they only have partial knowledge of policy outcomes.