Event: APDU 2021 Annual Conference

With economic, public health, and governance challenges arising from COVID-19 and political polarization, trustworthy public data is vital to open […]

2 months ago
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.

6 years ago
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Sharing Data Across Disciplines and Cultures

The value of sharing research data is widely recognised by the research community and funders are setting in place stronger policy requirements for researchers to share data. But the costs to researchers in sharing their data can be considerable and the incentives are sometimes few and far between. A recent report from the cross-disciplinary Expert Advisory Group on Data Access highlights the need for a shift in cultures to provide greater support for researchers in sharing data and greater recognition for those who do it well.

7 years ago

The Nonresponse Challenge to Surveys and Statistics

Survey researchers are increasingly unable to get people to respond to surveys. This is a real worry because nonresponse can lead to biased research and because nonresponse poses a significant threat to the federal statistical system in its entirety.

8 years ago