The Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology promotes public understanding of the complex, crucial role that technological innovations and scientific discoveries play in shaping the values of contemporary culture. More
Policy Insight is a UK consortium dedicated to better policy deliberation and choice. Its work is especially timely in view of the UK’s 6 new government-sponsored 'What works' Centres on evidence for social policies in areas from crime to aging. This is an excellent opportunity to move beyond what we now have available from institutions like the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations, NICE, the US Dept of Education, What Works Clearinghouse and the Oxford Centre for EBM. These provide an excellent handle on what counts as a good comparative study to test what policies have worked in particular study populations and also make readily accessible reliable information about the results of good studies. But they do not provide guidelines on how to integrate this information into complex policy deliberation in order to make better choices. That is one of the immediate problems that Policy Insight aims to tackle. We are now engaged in a series of meetings in Durham and London giving shape to this consortium.Click here to see more.
The mission of the Center for the History of Political Economy is to promote and support research in, and the teaching of, the history of economics. More