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Politicians can’t hide behind scientists forever – even in a pandemic

Besley, Timothy and Velasco, Andres ORCID: 0000-0003-0441-5062 (2020) Politicians can’t hide behind scientists forever – even in a pandemic. LSE COVID-19 Blog (06 May 2020). Blog Entry.

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It is dangerous when politicians ignore expert advice. But it is just as dangerous when politicians outsource their judgement to experts, especially if the margin of error is huge and the advice is contested, write Tim Besley and Andrés Velasco (LSE). Ultimately, it is the job of politicians to make the tough decisions about trade-offs.

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Divisions: Economics
School of Public Policy
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Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 11:57
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2024 16:48

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