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How Can Policymakers Cope With Ambiguity?
February 24, 2010
How might policymakers make reasonable decisions when they have limited information? In the case of vaccination policy, Northwestern University economist Charles Manski says that policymakers may only partially know how effective vaccination will be in generating an immune response. Secondly, the policymaker may only partially know how effective vaccination will be in preventing transmission of the disease to the general public.
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