Improving Academic-Government Collaboration in Evidence-Based Policymaking Webcast, November 2022
Date: November 10, 2022
Host: Center for Advanced Studyin the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Episode Partners: Evidence in Government and Politics (EGAP), ideas42, IDinsight, and SAGE Publishing
Moderator: Ruth Levine, IDinsight
Panelists: Jake Bowers (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Carrie Cihak (King County Government, State of Washington), Daniel Hopkins (University of Pennsylvania), Piyush Tantia (ideas42)
The evidence-based policymaking movement has grown substantially over the past 25 years. Government officials, researchers, and the public are interested in ensuring that policy interventions result in intended outcomes as well as effective use of public and private investments. This movement culminated in the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018. This act greatly expands the federal government’s access to data and its evaluation capacity. Since the law’s enactment in early 2019, we have seen the creation of more and increasingly diverse types of administrative data, greater integration across datasets, and more governments employing the data as tools of governance. Notwithstanding this progress, there remain practical, methodological, and economic limitations to evidence-informed policymaking that must be addressed. Join Jake Bowers, Carrie Cihak, Daniel Hopkins, and Piyush Tantia in conversation with Ruth Levine as they explore ways in which scholarly researchers and government policymakers can advance their collaborative relationships in service of generating evidence-informed outcomes that yield more prosperous, equitable, and inclusive communities.
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