Thinking Differently about Data, Apps, and Policy

In economics studies for policy guidance, the apps used to interpret the data are normally opaque. So, if there are errors, the policy guidance can be misleading, but that fact can go unnoticed.

A paper entitled "Social Knowledge Transfer Using Executable English" describes a US national economic policy example, and suggests a way of making apps more transparent.

You can view the paper here:

http://www.astd.org/Publications/Magazines/The-Public-Manager/Archives/2013/Fall/Social-Knowledge-Transfer-Using-Executable-English

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