Practitioner Workshop: The Past and Future of Evidence Based Policy.

Tuesday, 5 November, 2019 - 14:30 to 17:30
National Institute of Economic and Social Research
2 Dean Trench Street
SW1P 3HE London
United Kingdom



Part of the Festival of Social Science 2019 at NIESR

In this seminar, a collaboration with CAGE at the University of Warwick, we will consider the past and future of evidence in UK political debate. Why has the evidence-based approach proven vulnerable to populist politics and can the approach be renewed? What are the origins of EBP and what were its most notable successes and failures? Our panel of speakers from academia, politics, policy-making and journalism will provide a rich discussion of these questions.

Speakers include:

Mirko Draca, University of Warwick: Evidence versus Populism:  How the Battle was Lost (and can be Won Again). 

Adrian Pabst, University of Kent and NIESR Fellow: Populism: threat or corrective to evidence-based policy making in a liberal democracy?

Where: NIESR, 2 Dean Trench Street, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HE

When: 5 November 2019  - 14.30 to 17.30

The seminar be followed by an evening drinks reception for the launch of the NIESR IAA Parliament and Government Unit. You do not need to attend the Seminar to join us at the Launch. 

Registration: The event is free but places are limited. Please RSVP at foss [at] to secure a place.

Please note: Due to the nature of NIESR's Grade II listed building, we are unable to provide step-free access to our facilities and the Library is not currently accessible to wheelchair users, or those with limited mobility. We apologise for the inconvenience. Please do let us know in advance how we can assist your visit to the Institute – we are happy to discuss alternative arrangement in order to access our events.