Evidence in Action

Expert Perspectives on Research, Policy, and Serving the Public Good

  • On the Evidence: A Mathematica Podcast; Guest: Matthew Stagner
    Embracing the Emotional Aspects of Public Policy Research
    Oct 30, 2019
    J.B. Wogan

    On the Evidence interviewed Mathematica’s Matt Stagner about his upcoming APPAM presidential address, his work on child welfare, and his reflections on public policy research. This interview is part of a series of episodes produced by Mathematica in support of the APPAM conference in November.

  • Video still shot from July 11 forum on becoming data driven
    The Journey to Becoming Data Driven
    Oct 23, 2019
    Paul Decker

    Too many conversations about the promise of using data to drive decisions lead with new steps, new requirements, new resource needs, and new expectations that are simply out of reach for too many. It doesn’t have to be that way.

  • 100% Employee-Owned
    Employee Ownership Is at the Heart of Mathematica
    Oct 17, 2019
    David Roberts

    Mathematica is proud to be 100 percent employee owned. Employee ownership is a critical component of who we are, and it shapes how we work together as colleagues.

  • A teacher engages her students in a class lesson.
    Are Schools Creating Engaged Citizens? How Would We Know?
    Oct 15, 2019
    Brian Gill

    In the 21st century, the civic purpose of public education is often overlooked in debates that tend to focus on education’s economic effects. But the civic purpose is arguably more important than it has ever been.

  • People in Malawi
    Insights to Improve Food Security in Malawi
    Oct 01, 2019
    Kristen Velyvis

    Senior Researcher Kristen Velyvis highlights the long-term impact of a program designed to improve nutrition and food security for more than 200,000 households with chronic food insecurity in southern Malawi.