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RU Economics Seminar: Public Policy in an Uncertain World

Event Date: 09/25/2013
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: AUD 720

The Department of Economics is sponsoring a talk with Charles F. Manski, Board of Trustees Professor of Economics, Northwestern University and the Institute for Policy Research titled "Public Policy in an Uncertain World." Public policy advocates routinely assert that “research has shown” a particular policy to be desirable. But how reliable is the analysis in the research they invoke? And how does that analysis affect the way policy is made, on issues ranging from vaccination to minimum wage to FDA drug approval? Professor Manski critiques the status quo and offers an innovation to improve how policy research is conducted and how policy makers use research. Open to all members of the Roosevelt University community. For more information, contact Professor Steve Ziliak