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14 September 2022

Doability Versus Desirability in Policy Evaluation Modelling

Presented By Management Science and Operations Group
  • 12.30 pre - ordered lunch, 13.00 - 14.00 lecture
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Its our pleasure to welcome Prof Carlos Bana e Costa to campus, as part of his visit he will be giving a lunchtime lecture. Please register and indicate if you would like to join us for lunch. 

Doability Versus Desirability in Policy Evaluation Modelling

From our process consultation view, there exist a mixed perception of desirability and doability when policymakers and other stakeholders make evaluation judgements about potential policies. That is, judgements about policies’ desirability (value) are often affected by their doability – the extent to which significant barriers to policy implementation are envisaged. For example, resistance to change may influence “the evaluation of the various change alternatives”. The appraisal of the full potential of policies requires the separate modelling of these two evaluation dimensions. Whereas there are several procedures to elicit desirability judgements, such as direct rating and MACBETH, their adaptation for eliciting doability judgements is not obvious. We propose to launch a discussion around this research topic, based on the presentation of a recent real-world case of public policy evaluation.

Carlos A. Bana e Costa (PhD, Systems Engineering): Professor of Decision Science at the University of Lisbon and at the London School of Economics (1999-2010). In his PhD, he introduced MACBETH, the Measuring Attractiveness by a Categorical Based Evaluation Technique, to develop quantitative evaluation models based on qualitative value judgements. Prof. Bana e Costa is a founding partner of BANA Consulting, using MACBETH, for almost three decades, in process consultation with groups of policymakers and other stakeholders on the evaluation of public projects, policies, and strategies. Professor Bana e Costa was awarded in 2018 with the Herbert Simon Award for Outstanding Contribution in Information Technology and Decision Making, by the International Academy of Information Technology and Quantitative Management (IAITQM).

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