Models and experts: urgent questions about how we inform decisions and public policy

Models and experts: urgent questions about how we inform decisions and public policy

Mathematical models are simplifications. No model is capable of integrating all of the numerous political, economic, and social trade-offs involved in making public policy decisions. The solutions are both technical and social. Erica Thompson writes that we need more work on the social context and social content of mathematical models, and critical thinking about how these models interface with decision and policy development. Mathematical models are here to stay. Whether they are determining supply chain vulnerabilities, demonstrating regulatory compliance, […]

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