Petra Ahrweiler (EA European Academy)
Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey)
A session organised by the ESSA Special Interest Group (SIG) “Policy Modelling“
There are still heavy barriers to the uptake of models by policymakers. It is difficult to validate models to the degree required to derive reliable policy recommendations. Furthermore, there are communication problems between modellers and policymakers; their interaction is difficult due to different action logics, requirements, agendas, time horizons etc. It is difficult to explain how powerful models are, and where are their limitations. We look for contributions demonstrating how these issues have been dealt with in the models presented.