Advantage Magazine - Autumn 2020 - Public Policy and Data theme specialMonday 16 Nov 2020
Welcome to this special issue of Advantage Magazine…
This autumn we are excited to introduce CAGE’s new research theme, entitled ‘public policy and data’. The theme investigates how best to design policies to tackle the most pressing challenges world economies face. It features researchers across multiple disciplines who go out of their way to collect and leverage novel data sources and employ a wide range of empirical methods, structural modelling, policy evaluation and machine learning. The outcome, we think, yields exciting insights at the frontier of policy research.
This issue gives an insight into just some of the research of our associates, and demonstrates the central goal of our research theme: to turn to new sources of data and rigorous methods to inform policy decisions.
Roland Rathelot, Lucie Gadenne and Ludovica Gazze
Research Theme Leaders, Public Policy and Data
In this issue...
Mirko Draca, Emma Duchini, Roland Rathelot, Giulia Vattuone
Putting administrative data to work for public health: the case of health screening
Should the UK lower its VAT threshold?
Exposing the glass ceiling: hiring practices and gender equality in the UK labour market
Emma Duchini, Stefania Simion
Who polices the police? Body cameras do work after all
How early adopters spread twitter across the United States
Karsten Mueller, Carlo Schwarz
Parting shot: we are all Nate Silver now