Evidence-Based Policy Making

A Collaborative Event of WIFO, IHS and CEU

May 19, 2022 - May 19, 2022 IHS, Josefstädter Str. 39, 1080 Wien

The second edition of this successfully incepted collaborative conference series focused on the theme of data and politics -- asking questions such as the following: What is the state-of-the-art research providing evidence for policymaking in Austria? How might the process of accumulating the facts necessary for evidence-based decision-making be affected when policymakers are responding to political incentives?  Might evidence itself become an issue of political debate?  What does "post-truth" political rhetoric imply for the future of evidence-based policymaking?

The conference aimed to foster exchange on conceptual, policy-related, and methodological issues among researchers and policymakers. Target audience were researchers and academics in the field of policy research in Vienna and policymakers. The conference primarily served as a “meet and greet” for researchers from IHS, WIFO and CEU, and welcomed researchers from other institutes and universities, policymakers, as well as the wider public, to showcase exciting new research in the field of applied evidence-based policymaking.

Watch the recap of the conference here