Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Evidence and Policy Analysis in the Age of Fake News with Alice Rivlin

Friday, October 27, 2017 • 4:00pm–5:30pm Add to Calendar

Location

Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall 1860 LeRoy Avenue, Berkeley

Description

The paradox of current political turmoil is – even though we cannot forecast the future in our complex world – that our policy makers and legislators can now access much richer data-based evidence about potential costs and effects of policies more than ever possible before. Yet public data, policy analysis, and the institutions that produce them are under increasingly strident partisan attack. Dr. Rivlin will speak on how evidence-based practitioners got into this tough situation, and how we can Improve It.