The Critical Need for Evidence in Developing Good Public Policies
ISSP Distinguished Speaker Series 2013-2014 - In collaboration with Evidence for Democracy and the Graduate Students Association of the University of Ottawa
Dr. Munir Sheikh, Former Chief Statistician of Canada, Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, and Distinguished Fellow at the School of Public Policy, Queen's University
Public policy can contribute to enhancing our quality of life but only if it is evidence-based. Professor Sheikh’s talk will concentrate on examples intended to drive home this point: two examples on the need to do better on developing evidence; two on using evidence appropriately. With respect to the first set of examples, the talk will focus on the cancellation of the long form census and estimating the true size of government. Regarding the use of evidence, examples will include the design of pollution taxes and policies focused on the middle class.
Thursday, April 3, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Desmarais Building, University of Ottawa
55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 12102
Free. In English
Please register at www.issp.uottawa.ca