The Methodology of Normative Policy Analysis

@article{Robert2011TheMO,
  title={The Methodology of Normative Policy Analysis},
  author={C. Robert and R. Zeckhauser},
  journal={Journal of Policy Analysis and Management},
  year={2011},
  volume={30},
  pages={613-643}
}
Policy analyses frequently clash. Their disagreements stem from many sources, including models, empirical estimates, and values such as who should have standing and how different criteria should be weighted. We provide a simple taxonomy of disagreement, identifying distinct categories within both the positive and values domains of normative policy analysis. Using disagreements in climate policy to illustrate, we demonstrate how illuminating the structure of disagreement helps to clarify the way… Expand
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