Author Archives: briefpolicyperspectives

Op-Ed: The Role of Ethics in Data-Driven Policymaking

Jenna Shelton, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  The following is an op-ed and does not necessarily reflect the views of Policy Perspectives or the Trachtenberg school. Leveraging science and data in policymaking has extraordinary potential for improving outcomes across sectors, disciplines, and populations. In many cases, better evidence leads to more informed analysis and decision-making. […]

Regulatory Sludge: Reducing Paperwork to Preserve Our Time

Julie Balla, MPA Candidate Time is the most precious commodity – let’s see if we can find ways to give our fellow citizens more of it. – Cass Sunstein Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard and former Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), delivered keynote remarks at the Society […]

More Evidence, Better Policy: Understanding the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act

Lena Nour, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  The American people are more skeptical of public institutions today than they have been for the better part of five decades. A recent Pew Research Center poll found that fewer than one in five Americans has confidence that their government will “do what is right” the majority of […]

GW WonkCast S4E7: Below the Fold: State Medicaid Buy-in Programs, Overseas Contingency Operations, Green New Deal Federal Jobs Guarantee

Join co-hosts Nathalie Grogan, Erik LaDue, and Eli Richman for a lively discussion of important developments unfolding in public policy. Contact us at wonkcast@gmail.com or on Facebook. Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play to #staywonky. The views expressed herein are those of the co-hosts and do not necessarily reflect the views of Policy Perspectives or the Trachtenberg School of Public […]

Notes from the Policy Field: Expanding Opportunity Through Evidence-Based Transportation Policy

Event: Expanding Opportunity at State and Local Levels through Evidence-Based Policymaking Date: January 31, 2019 Notes from the Policy Field provides write-ups of policy-oriented events in Washington, D.C. Written by Reeve Jacobus, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives America’s transportation infrastructure is often discussed at length during elections, but the country’s roads and bridges have […]

GW WonkCast S4E6: Below the Fold: Regulating Scooters, Raising the Smoking Age to 100, DHS’s “Fake” University

Join co-hosts Nathalie Grogan, Gabriel Moss, and Eli Richman as they go below the fold. We also debut a new segment for you this week: Out There considers weird and wacky policy proposals and investigates what they might look like if they were actually implemented. Contact us at wonkcast@gmail.com or on Facebook. Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play to #staywonky. […]

GW WonkCast S4E5: Below the Fold: Baby Bonds, Medicare Reform, and Paul Whelan

Co-hosts Nathalie Grogan, Eli Richman, and Erik LaDue cover a lot of ground in this week’s podcast, from Cory Booker’s Baby Bonds proposal to Medicare coverage reform to the detention of American Paul Whelan by Russian authorities. Join us for a conversation about important policy developments you might not find above the fold. Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK234191/ […]