HKS Affiliated Authors

Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government
Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Social Policy


Advancing Evidence-Based Policymaking to Solve Social Problems. Jeffrey Liebman, Fall 2013, Paper. "Despite spending billions and billions of dollars each year, the United States is simply not making rapid enough progress in addressing a range of social problems. Many children are poorly prepared to start or advance in school. Many prisoners end up back in jail after being released. Many new and displaced workers lack skills to succeed in the workplace. Many people suffer from chronic illnesses such as diabetes and asthma. In the face of these and other social problems, the nation has either failed to develop effective solutions..." May require purchase or user account.  Link