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Should policy makers trust composite indices? A commentary on the pitfalls of inappropriate indices for policy formation [article]

Matthias Kaiser, Andrew Tzer-Yeu Chen, Peter Gluckman
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Obviously, this reflects poorly on the potential policy uses of the index in imminent crisis management.  ...  The paper also uses two different data sets, one from the Worldmeter on the spread of the Covid-19 pandemics, and the other one from the INGSA policy tracker, to make comparisons between the actual introduction  ...  All authors are grateful for the contribution of Jackson Blewden, and for helpful discussion with Tatjana Buklijas, Kristiann Allen, and Anne Bardsley.  ... 
arXiv:2008.13637v2 fatcat:spuxrk4qxnbjxjjem3vchmmqge

Should policy makers trust composite indices? A commentary on the pitfalls of inappropriate indices for policy formation

Matthias Kaiser, Andrew Tzer-Yeu Chen, Peter Gluckman
2021 Health Research Policy and Systems  
The paper also uses two different data sets, one from the Worldmeter on the spread of the Covid-19 pandemics, and the other from the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) Evidence-to-Policy  ...  Conclusions From the analysis, the question is raised if the policy community might have better tools for decision-making in a pandemic.  ...  All authors are grateful for the contribution of Jackson Blewden, and for helpful discussion with Tatjana Buklijas, Kristiann Allen, and Anne Bardsley.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12961-021-00702-4 pmid:33752689 fatcat:w5ih6m3dgzef3e7lnbths2yd2q

The Chaoulli Judgment or How to Sell Off a Public Right

François Béland
2005 Healthcare Policy | Politiques de Santé  
healthcare managers and policy makers.  ...  However, the views expressed in this paper are the author' s alone and do not represent these reviewers' position or that of the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation on the topic of synthesis for  ...  Both researcher and decision-maker respondents indicated a need for a new journal that would target both audiences, and that would contain a mix of peer-reviewed research, policy commentaries, reviews,  ... 
doi:10.12927/hcpol..17666 fatcat:oshcqutfwbfflbkqdnpzctkyty

D5.1 Scoping Report: Open Science Outputs in Policy-Making and Public Participation

Stefan Reichmann, Bernhard Wieser, Tony Ross-Hellauer
2020 Zenodo  
Improved infrastructure for sharing scientific outputs could have a positive impact on the use of evidence in policymaking and introduces a set of methods to be used in other research tasks associated  ...  In fact, the relationship between evidence and policy is frequently described as a "gap", highlighting the difficulties that prohibit the use of scientific evidence in policymaking.  ...  However, it should be noted that the public is not merely framed as a threat but as a resource to be mobilized for putting pressure on policy makers whenever the latter announced to cut public funds for  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3875055 fatcat:7d7x6f4wlvfqjim2w3kbjrreju

Using clinical practice variations as a method for commissioners and clinicians to identify and prioritise opportunities for disinvestment in health care: a cross-sectional study, systematic reviews and qualitative study

William Hollingworth, Leila Rooshenas, John Busby, Christine E Hine, Padmanabhan Badrinath, Penny F Whiting, Theresa HM Moore, Amanda Owen-Smith, Jonathan AC Sterne, Hayley E Jones, Claire Beynon, Jenny L Donovan
2015 Health Services and Delivery Research  
One response is for policy-makers to regulate use of existing health-care technologies and disinvest from inefficiently used health technologies.  ...  Expected procedure numbers for each primary care trust (PCT) were calculated adjusting for proxies of need.  ...  , about the process of restrictive policy formation.  ... 
doi:10.3310/hsdr03130 fatcat:6thst3cr4bhlzihctnvk3nq2hm

The Limits and Potential of Nonprofit Organizations in Participatory Planning: A Case Study of the New York Hiv Planning Council

John J. Chin
2009 Journal of Urban Affairs  
The findings of this study may help to inform federal policy related to the formation of community planning bodies and may also assist local government officials and administrators, nonprofit managers  ...  and citizens to avoid some of the pitfalls and reap more of the benefits of these types of planning processes.  ...  One of its primary outlets for sustained and often very critical commentary was its policy-focused weekly newsletter, which was faxed to "thousands of policy-makers and organizations around the country  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-9906.2009.00452.x fatcat:qmi3lnq2r5h3bgbgzc56fvpkzq

The function of intelligence in crisis management: towards an understanding of the intelligence producer-consumer dichotomy

1999 ChoiceReviews  
One reason may be attributed to the possibility that Berri saw the hijacking as an opportunity for him to increase the prestige of Amal in Lebanon. See Con Coughlin, Hostage, (London.  ...  ," Intelligence and National Security, (May 1986) 9 For an overview of the generic characteristics of a crisis, see Charles F Hermann, "International Crisis as a Situational Variable," in James N Rosenau  ...  , questions asked by policy makers are inappropriate for intelligence judgements and tend towards policy prescriptions.  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.36-3596 fatcat:wiogkkcy4vek5dfoeprrz556ia

The Malaysian Capital Controls: A Success Story?

Prema-chandra Athukorala
2008 Asian Economic Papers  
The analysis suggests that carefully designed temporary capital controls were successful in providing Malaysian policy makers a viable setting for aiding the recovery process through the standard Keynesian  ...  Of course other countries should be cautious in deriving policy lessons from Malaysia because a number of factors specific to Malaysia seem to have significantly conditioned the outcome of the capital-control  ...  However, this possibility would not have translated into a financial crisis had it not been for some serious pitfalls on the domestic policy front.  ... 
doi:10.1162/asep.2008.7.1.31 fatcat:phxacogcozgjrdravozxjzxwcm

Rebalancing the Global Economy

2010 New Perspectives Quarterly  
Recourse to protectionism on the part of large defi cit countries should be avoided at all costs.  ...  As services account for most non-labour input costs, action to improve the effi ciency of services must be a major focus of policy.  ...  These relate, among others, to the export specialisation and to the geographical orientation of a country's exports. An assessment based on traditional indicators is subject to a number of pitfalls.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1540-5842.2010.01195.x fatcat:ncaj6alwy5hnrfdg35ezzuovci

Adjudicating Scientific Disputes in Climate Science: The Limits of Judicial Competence and the Risks of Taking Sides

Lucas Bergkamp
2015 Social Science Research Network  
A leading expert on the economics of climate change, however, has refuted the claim on the grounds that it would have mistaken a 'trend in composition' for a 'trend in endorsement'; furthermore, the reported  ...  From a political perspective, the 'Synthesis Report' and especially the 'Summary for Policy-makers' are the key documents.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2679252 fatcat:ps6ceio4yzek7dt3titvqtsyf4

Repair Work

Schultz Jonathan
2021 Science Editor  
HANNAH DRURY (0000-0001-8393-3153) is a Product Manager for eLife Sciences, currently working on the Sciety project.  ...  Sciety and the Rise of the Overlay Service the spread of misinformation amongst the public.  ...  Some authors reported not listing papers published under a previous name on their CVs for fear of outing themselves, and some expressed excitement at being able to move forward in their careers with a  ... 
doi:10.36591/se-d-4403-e1 fatcat:hz6y6wxowzdl3ibcr5olaor2fy

Complete Issue

JCER | Journal of Contemporary European Research
2009 Journal of Contemporary European Research  
The contributors and editors are reflexive enough to draw attention to this. The conclusion, effectively 'more of the same' is far from the most exciting but is somewhat comforting nonetheless.  ...  But the darker side of the findings remain the most contentious and the meticulous work presented in this collection deserves to spark further research into the EU's weakening democratic accountability  ...  To stimulate cooperation and integration via a non-legislative approach, the Barroso Commission should focus on offering leadership, motivation and trust as it strives for pragmatic and economic policy  ... 
doaj:d41fa872d2ae4f01ba5fa1a7e5e93f79 fatcat:3m3jsq535rh2jm4ui3e4zzynau

Designing Non-National Systems: The Case of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

Laurence R. Helfer, Graeme B. Dinwoodie
2001 Social Science Research Network  
process, excess of authority, irregular composition of the tribunal, or a violation of the public policy of the enforcing state.  ...  modifications should be referred to the DNSO for further review "with the benefit of experience with the real-world operation of the policy." 155 ICANN, Staff Report on Implementation Documents for  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.275468 fatcat:lh3by2xeurcaletyo75natut4m

The U.K.'s Rocky Road to Stability

Nicoletta Batini, Edward Nelson
2005 Social Science Research Network  
This paper provides an overview, using extensive documentary material, of developments in U.K. macroeconomic policy in the last half-century. Rather than focusing on well-  ...  To avoid this pitfall, the explanations for policy behavior that we provide will be documented by statements of policy officials.  ...  than base money as an indicator for monetary policy.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.762565 fatcat:gzjo22rydjgvpfion6orauhwni

Mobilising knowledge to improve UK health care: learning from other countries and other sectors – a multimethod mapping study

Huw TO Davies, Alison E Powell, Sandra M Nutley
2015 Health Services and Delivery Research  
Data were collected through a review of 71 published reviews on knowledge mobilisation; website review of the knowledge mobilisation activities of 186 agencies; in-depth interviews (n = 52) with key individuals  ...  Further research would also be useful on the knowledge mobilisation archetypes and how they can work in complementary ways.FundingThe National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery  ...  We thank Deena Maggs (The King's Fund Information and Library Service) and Janice Tripney (EPPI-Centre, Institute of Education, University of London) for the literature searches.  ... 
doi:10.3310/hsdr03270 fatcat:7o4qjpuojzcf5ihthryndv2qxu
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