Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065: Josephine Go Jefferies

Social Science Space is presenting 10 shortlisted essays written by young social scientists in an ESRC competition looking at how social science might change the world in the next half century. This week we present Josephine Go Jeffries’ examination of how really Big Data may change life in our budding infocracies.

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10 Stories of Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065

Over the next 10 weeks Social Science Space will present the 10 shortlisted essays written by young social scientists look at how social science might change the world in the next half century. The overall winner was James Fletcher of King’s College London, whose essay “CITY Inc,” imagines what the London of 2065 will look like. His vision – a city transformed into a fifth state by the impact of social sciences and finance.

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Language Expert Janet Werker Awarded SHHRC Impact Gold

Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council on Monday awarded five academics for their impactful research in a variety of key current issues, including language acquisition, refugees, water policy, homelessness and government surveillance.

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Ken Prewitt

Statistical Champion Ken Prewitt Awarded by SAGE-CASBS

The former Census director and president of the Social Science Research Council will be honored at the 2015 Behavioral & Social Science Summit at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

7 years ago

Deaton’s Victory for Applied Economics, Statisticians

Angus Deaton’s work is a model of what applied economics ought to be, says Ian Preston. No award the Nobel committee has made has pleased the author as much, for the recognition it gives both Deaton and the type of work he does.

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Angus Deaton

How Data Empowered the Individual (and Won a Nobel)

Angus Deaton called for the applied microeconomists not to abandon economic theory in favor of experiments but instead to think more deeply about the consequences of economic theories and how they can be tested using real-world data. This is the approach he has followed throughout his career and what has led to him win a Nobel Prize.

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Angus Deaton

Bridge-building Economist Angus Deaton Wins Nobel

The Nobel committee has awarded Princeton’s Angus Deaton ‘for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.’ But in fact, he was awarded for building bridges – between disciplines, between theory and reality, between people.

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