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TPI Event – Moving Evidence-Based Policy From Rhetoric to Reality

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Seemingly overnight, “evidence-based policy” is in vogue. The idea is simple and uncontroversial: The government should produce better evidence and use it to make decisions. But actually getting legislators and policymakers to do that, especially in today’s politically charged environment, is a tall order. This event takes on that challenge.

The recently passed Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act provides a vehicle for making evidence-based policy a true input into policymaking, and now committed people must drive it to reality.

At this conference, two former Commissioners of the Evidence-based Policymaking Commission will host a discussion on how to make EBP a reality. They will talk with leading decision makers in the evidence community, discuss ways agencies can produce better evidence, and consider how some of the latest insights from behavioral economics can stimulate better policy outcomes.

We hope you can join us.

To register, please click here. Space is limited.

Speakers include:
  • Andy Feldman, Director, Public Sector, Grant Thornton
  • Paul Ferraro, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  • Robert Hahn, Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Visiting Professor, Smith School, University of Oxford
  • Sam Quinney, Director, The Lab @ DC
  • Robert Shea, Principal and Member, Public Sector, Grant Thorton
  • Emily Schmitt, Deputy Director, Office of Planning Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jessica Barrett Simpson, Program Manager, U.S. Department of Education

DATE AND TIME

November 5, 2019
8:30 – 11:30 am

VENUE

Technology Policy Institute Conference Center
409 12th Street SW
Second Floor
Washington, DC 20024