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Introducing Policy Impacts

Policy Impacts is dedicated to improving the quality of government decision-making by promoting standardization in policy analysis.

We are building the Policy Impacts Library, a collaborative effort to track which policies have the greatest “bang for their buck.”

Each policy is analyzed using a metric known as the Marginal Value of Public Funds, or the MVPF. This methodology is a unified way to determine which policies do the most to improve social well-being.

Explore the Policies

Our goal is to help policymakers and practitioners better understand and compare the long-term costs and benefits of a wide range of policies by providing a standardized database of MVPF estimates.

The MVPF Explained

The MVPF methodology allows decision makers to compare the impacts of different types of policies and identify policies that have the highest returns on investment.

Upcoming Events

Policy Impacts is organizing the second annual conference that will be hosted at Harvard University on August 25. The conference will bring together researchers conducting analysis of the impact of government policies and translating those impacts into a welfare analysis of those policies using the MVPF framework. We are planning for a day- long event that will be followed by a conference dinner. We welcome submissions from researchers in all fields of economics who are conducting research using the MVPF. Submissions are open to graduate students and faculty. All travel expenses will be covered. To submit a paper for the conference, please fill out the form below by May 16, 2022. https://forms.gle/YVFmirRmzZ1ihHmN7

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Policy Impacts is organizing the second annual conference that will be hosted at Harvard University on August 25. The conference will bring together researchers conducting analysis of the impact of government policies and translating those impacts into a welfare analysis of those policies using the MVPF framework. We are planning for a day- long event that will be followed by a conference dinner. We welcome submissions from researchers in all fields of economics who are conducting research using the MVPF. Submissions are open to graduate students and faculty. All travel expenses will be covered. To submit a paper for the conference, please fill out the form below by May 16, 2022. https://forms.gle/YVFmirRmzZ1ihHmN7

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Policy Impacts is organizing the second annual conference that will be hosted at Harvard University on August 25. The conference will bring together researchers conducting analysis of the impact of government policies and translating those impacts into a welfare analysis of those policies using the MVPF framework. We are planning for a day- long event that will be followed by a conference dinner. We welcome submissions from researchers in all fields of economics who are conducting research using the MVPF. Submissions are open to graduate students and faculty. All travel expenses will be covered. To submit a paper for the conference, please fill out the form below by May 16, 2022. https://forms.gle/YVFmirRmzZ1ihHmN7

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Our Motivation and Mission

Policy Impacts is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of government decision-making by promoting standardization in policy analysis.

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Are you a Researcher or Academic?

Building the Policy Impacts Library is a collaborative effort.
We are always adding new research to the library and encourage researchers to submit their work.

If you want to learn more about how the MVPF might apply to your work, please get in touch.