Clive Bell is Professor of Economics Emeritus, Heidelberg University. He was educated at St. John’s College, Cambridge, and has held positions at IDS, Sussex, the World Bank, Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University and Regensburg University.
The long duration of much academic research reduces its potential to influence time-sensitive policy decisions. Can this research-policy gap be closed by delivering initial results to the policy-maker early in the research cycle? Existing evidence and new theory say yes, but only if current incentives in the profession are restructured.
Policymakers constantly bemoan...
28 Jun 2016 | Clive Bell, Lyn Squire
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