Policy analytics: an agenda for research and practice

Alexis Tsoukias, Gilberto Montibeller, Giulia Lucertini, Valerie Belton

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Abstract

The growing impact of the “analytics” perspective in recent years, which integrates advanced data-mining and learning methods, is often associated with increasing access to large databases and with decision support systems. Since its origin, the field of analytics has been strongly business-oriented, with a typical focus on data-driven decision processes. In public decisions, however, issues such as individual and social values, culture and public engagement are more important and, to a large extent, characterise the policy cycle of design, testing, implementation, evaluation and review of public policies. Therefore public policy making seems to be a much more socially complex process than has hitherto been considered by most analytics methods and applications. In this paper, we thus suggest a framework for the use of analytics in supporting the policy cycle—and conceptualise it as “Policy Analytics”.
LanguageEnglish
Pages115-134
Number of pages20
JournalEURO Journal on Decision Processes
Volume1
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

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Agenda
Decision support systems
Decision process
Testing
Data base
Public policy making
Public engagement
Data mining
Public policy
Individual values
Social values
Evaluation
Learning methods

Keywords

  • analytics
  • policy analysis
  • decision analysis
  • policy cycle
  • decision support

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Tsoukias, Alexis ; Montibeller, Gilberto ; Lucertini, Giulia ; Belton, Valerie. / Policy analytics : an agenda for research and practice. In: EURO Journal on Decision Processes. 2013 ; Vol. 1, No. 1-2. pp. 115-134.
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Policy analytics : an agenda for research and practice. / Tsoukias, Alexis; Montibeller, Gilberto; Lucertini, Giulia; Belton, Valerie.

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