Policy analytics: an agenda for research and practice

Valerie Belton, Giulia Lucertini, Gilberto Montibeller, Alexis Tsoukias

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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’’.

Conference

ConferenceThe Operational Research Society Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleOR56
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEgham, Surrey
Period9/09/1411/09/14
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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
  • decision support system
  • policy analytics

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Belton, V., Lucertini, G., Montibeller, G., & Tsoukias, A. (2014). Policy analytics: an agenda for research and practice. Paper presented at The Operational Research Society Annual Conference, Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom.
Belton, Valerie ; Lucertini, Giulia ; Montibeller, Gilberto ; Tsoukias, Alexis. / Policy analytics : an agenda for research and practice. Paper presented at The Operational Research Society Annual Conference, Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom.
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Belton, V, Lucertini, G, Montibeller, G & Tsoukias, A 2014, 'Policy analytics: an agenda for research and practice' Paper presented at The Operational Research Society Annual Conference, Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom, 9/09/14 - 11/09/14, .

Policy analytics : an agenda for research and practice. / Belton, Valerie; Lucertini, Giulia; Montibeller, Gilberto; Tsoukias, Alexis.

2014. Paper presented at The Operational Research Society Annual Conference, Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom.

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Belton V, Lucertini G, Montibeller G, Tsoukias A. Policy analytics: an agenda for research and practice. 2014. Paper presented at The Operational Research Society Annual Conference, Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom.