Can experts win back the public’s trust?The Downfall (and Possible Salvation) of Expertise
Paper Rational policymaking during a pandemic
Policymaking during a pandemic can be extremely challenging. As COVID-19 is a new disease and its global impacts are unprecedented, decisions are taken in a highly uncertain, complex, and rapidly changing environment. In such a context, in which human lives and the economy are at stake, we argue that using ideas and constructs from modern decision theory, even informally, will make policymaking a more responsible and transparent process.
Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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