Simon Bastow

Simon Bastow is a senior research fellow at the LSE Public Policy Group. He is co-author of the Impact of Social Sciences: How Academics and Their Research Make a Difference. Simon has also recently published Governance, performance and capacity stress: The chronic case of prison crowding’.

Where is UK Government Getting Its Research?

Anyone under the impression that universities are the dominant suppliers to the United Kingdom government of commissioned research, advice, and knowledge, think again. Open data on government spending shows the relative dominance of other suppliers and mediators of knowledge to government – not least the private sector and think tanks. Simon Bastow presents some preliminary government-wide data.

9 years ago