CSaP Distinguished Lecture: Lord Turner

27 February 2013, 5:30pm



Public policy and the science base: successes and failures

Speaker: Lord Turner of Ecchinswell

Venue: Cripps Court, Magdalene College Cambridge

Date: Wednesday 27 February 2013 (17:30 - 19:00 + drinks)

In the next CSaP lecture, Lord Turner will deliver a talk on 'Public policy and the science base: sucesses and failures'.

Some public policy development draws effectively on academic insight in either the physical or social sciences. Some does not. Sometimes that's because policy development processes ignore relevant evidence and rational theory; sometimes because science appears to policy makers to have little useful to say; and occasionally because science has - such as economics before the financial crisis - made assumptions which have limited real world relevance.

Adair Turner's lecture will explore successes and failures in the translation of scientific insight into public policy, drawing on his experiences as Chair of the Low Pay Commission, the Pensions Commission, the Climate Change Committee and the Financial Services Authority.

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Lord Adair Turner of Ecchinswell

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