How Effective Is Policy Modeling in Analyzing and Solving Real Socio-Economic Problems?
Posted: 7 Jun 2014
Date Written: June 5, 2014
This article explores the effectiveness of policy modeling papers in analyzing and solving real socio-economic problems. In essence, the paper extends the significance of policy modeling research beyond mere theory, but as practical instruments applicable to solving real socio-economic problems. The paper proposes the introduction of a new policy implementation section in policy modeling papers that should clearly and logically propose strategic effective policies for action; and the use of a new index called ‘Policy Implementation Effectiveness” (PIE-index), with which the effectiveness of policy modeling papers for real practical purposes could be evaluated. From the analyses carried out, which are based on both primary and secondary data sources, the article argues that policy modeling papers could actually be evaluated to understand the degree of their effectiveness to analyzing and solving real socio-economic problems affecting society on different levels.
Keywords: Econographicology, policy modeling, policy implementation, policy implementation effectiveness (PIE-index)
JEL Classification: E65
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