September 2014

IZA Policy Paper No. 90: Evidence-Based Scientific Policy Advice

published as 'Evidenzbasierte wissenschaftliche Politikberatung' in: Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2014, 134, 259-270

While policy measures affect the welfare of nations, the practice of policy advice is determined by complex rules. Evidence-based scientific policy advice gives weight to hard empirical facts and restrictions. The lecture discusses challenges and conditions for success and provides suggestions to improve the implementation of such a strategy