Frames of Governance: Comparing Institutional Arrangements Over the Policy Space

Documentos FCE-CID Escuela de Economía N° 96, Noviembre de 2018

55 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2019

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Francesco Bogliacino

National University of Colombia - Department of Economics

Cristiano Codagnone

Università degli studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali e Politiche; Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Estudis de Ciències de la Informació i de la Comunicació

Giuseppe Alessandro Veltri

University of Trento

Date Written: November 27, 2018

Abstract

In this article, we develop a framework to analyze the relationship between evidence and policy. Postulating a normative criterion based on cost-benefit analysis and the value of a piece of information, as well as a topology of the policy space defined by three characteristics (epistemic uncertainty, interests, and the degree of value conflicts), we identify the (Nash) equilibria of an interaction between experts and citizens in providing information to a decision maker. In this setup, we study three institutional arrangements (evidence-based policy, deliberative governance, and negotiated conflict) that differ in terms of reliance on experts and citizens for providing information. We show that different degrees of uncertainty, interests, and values-relevance surrounding issue at stake result in vastly different arrangement performances; hence, to foster efficiency, rules should be contingent.

Keywords: Evidence-Based Policy, Deliberative Democracy, Negotiated Conflict, Policy Evaluation

JEL Classification: I38, Z18, D71, D73

Suggested Citation

Bogliacino, Francesco and Codagnone, Cristiano and Veltri, Giuseppe Alessandro, Frames of Governance: Comparing Institutional Arrangements Over the Policy Space (November 27, 2018). Documentos FCE-CID Escuela de Economía N° 96, Noviembre de 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3309390

Francesco Bogliacino (Contact Author)

National University of Colombia - Department of Economics ( email )

Carrera 30 Calle 45 Ciudad Universitaria
Bogotá
Colombia

Cristiano Codagnone

Università degli studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali e Politiche ( email )

Via Festa del Perdono, 7
Milan, 20122
Italy

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Estudis de Ciències de la Informació i de la Comunicació ( email )

Tibidabo Av. 39-43
08035 Barcelona, Barcelona 08035
Spain

Giuseppe Alessandro Veltri

University of Trento ( email )

Via Giuseppe Verdi 26
Trento, Trento 38152
Italy

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