On this page our published papers can be found.
Since 2015 Data for Policy has been the premier global forum for the interdisciplinary and cross-sector discussion of the digital revolution transforming policy in government and the public sector. Through our conference activities we have collected relevant discussion papers, policy proposals and presentations.
Data for Policy is an Open Access initiative; the publications can be accessed through the links below.

2017 Conference – Discussion Papers

Allen, James T. (2017, September 4). The long-term effects of inherited wealth on social equality. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.884495 Read more>>

Anderson, C. Leigh, Biscaye, Pierre E., Hayes, Adam L., Klawitter, Marieka M., & Travis, W. Reynolds. (2017, September 4). Public policy and the promise of digital credit for financial inclusion. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.884186 Read more>>

Anderson, C. Leigh, Biscaye, Pierre E., & Reynolds, Travis W. (2017, September 4). National ID Programs: A Multi-Country Review and Analysis of Policy and Practical Challenges. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.884178 Read more>>

Bauhr, Monika, Czibik, Agnes, Fazekas, Mihaly, & de Fine Licht, Jenny. (2017, September 19). Lights on the Shadows of Public Procurement. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.896046 Read more>>

Chang, Marina, Huang, C. H., & Mian, I.S. (2017, September 4). Economic policy, “alternative data” and global agriculture: from the trans-Atlantic slave trade to agroecology Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.884503 Read more >>

De Ford, Peter, Cuervo, Javier, Khan, Farooq, & Johnson, Samuel. (2017, September 4). Indicators of humanitarian aid performance using online data: case-study of Afghanistan in 2015. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.884482 Read more>>

Delacroix, Sylvie. (2017, September 21). Pervasive Data Profiling, Moral equality and Civic Responsibility. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.903488 Read more>>

Desai, Tanvi. (2017, September 20). Disseminate Access Not Data. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.897833 Read more>>

Edwards, Liz, Mullagh, Louise, Towe, Ross, Nundloll, Vatsala, Dean, Claire, Dean, Graham, … Blair, Gordon. (2017, September 4). Data-driven decisions for flood risk management. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.884180 Read more>>

Heijlen, Roel, & Crompvoets, Joep. (2017, September 4). Clean data for cleaner air? Case study research about data streams concerning low-emission zones and car-free zones. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.884076 Read more>>

Henman, Paul. (2017, September 4). The computer says ‘DEBT’: Towards a critical sociology of algorithms and algorithmic governance. Zenodo. 10.5281/zenodo.884116 Read more>>

Liccardi, Alexandre, Coudercy, Laurent, Dembski, Samuel, & Mauclerc, Anthony. (2017). An open source strategy for public online algorithms and data services: the French water information system experience. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1025783 Read More>>

Lowe, Sarah. (2017, September 25). The value of safe settings in evidence based policy making. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.996037 Read more>>

Mateos-Garcia, Juan, Stathoulopoulos, Konstantinos, & Bashir Mohamed, Sahra. (2017). An (increasingly) visible college: Mapping and strengthening research and innovation networks with open data. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1014743 Read more>>

Mian, I.S, Twisleton, D., & Timm, D. (2017, September 4). What is the resource footprint of a computer science department? Place, People and Pedagogy. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.884492 Read more>>

Myers, Hannah, & Naimpally, Rohit. (2017). Building Momentum for Evidence-Based Policymaking in State and Local Governments. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1053445 Read more >>

Naryan, Shivangi. (2017, September 4). What ails smart policing in India?. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.884078 Read more>>

Ogbuju, Emeka. (2017, September 4). Towards a Data-driven Smart Governance in Nigeria. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.884103 Read more>>

Peshave, Akshay, Memon, Siraj, Chavan, Vedmurtty, & Oates, Tim. (2017, September 4). Baltimore Housing Prices Disparity for Comparable Neighborhoods: A Case for Enabling Interactive,Visual Exploration of Neighborhoods. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.884488 Read more>>

Phillips, Andelka M., & Mian, I.S. (2017, September 19). Governance and Assessment of Future Spaces: A Discussion of Some Issues Raised by the Possibilities of Human-Machine Mergers. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.896110 Read more>>

Ritchie, Felix. (2017, September 20). ‘The Five Safes’: a framework for planning, designing and evaluating data access solutions. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.897821 Read more>>

Sel, Marc, Diedrich, Henning, Demeester, Sander, & Stieber, Harald. (2017, September 4). How smart contracts can implement “report once”. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.884497 Read more >>

Sluban, Borut, & Battiston, Stefano. (2017, September 15). Policy Co-creation in the Era of Data Science Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.892390 Read more >>

Welpton, Richard. (2017, September 20). Research Data Centres: The role of brokers for negotiating access to data. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.897829 Read more>>

Williams, Dawn, Howarth, James, Cheng, Tao, & Blangiardo, Marta. (2017, September 4). Small Area Estimation of Public Confidence. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.884184 Read more>>

Zilberman, Noa. (2017, September 4). Revolutionising Computing Infrastructure For Citizen Empowerment. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.884160 Read more>>


2016 Conference – Discussion Papers

Anderson, C. Leigh, Biscaye, Pierre, Harris, Katie Panhorst, Merfeld, Josh, & Reynolds, Travis. (2017). Proxy errors with policy consequences: How common crop yield measures can bias estimates of management-based agricultural productivity gains. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.571408 Read more >>

Binder, Clemens. (2017). The emergence of Big Drone Data? Analyzing debates on drones as data gathering means in intelligence. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.571552. Read more >>

Blancas Reyes, Eduardo, Helsby, Jennifer, Rasch, Katharina, van der Boor, Paul, Ghani, Rayid, Haynes, Lauren, & Cunningham, Edward P. (2017). Early detection of properties at risk of blight using spatiotemporal data. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.556510 Read more >>

Cameron, Kath, Janusz, Stefan, Pilley, Vanessa, Amin, Farhana, Wilkinson, Steve, Hicks, Jonathan, … Boyd, Ian. (2017). Sharing more widely: data at the heart of evidence, policy and transformation at Defra. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.571399. Read more >>

Chessell, Mandy. (2017). The Case for Open Metadata. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.556504 Read more >>

De-Arteaga, Maria, & Dubrawski, Artur. (2017). Discovery of complex anomalous patterns of sexual violence in El Salvador. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.571551. Read more >>

Drosou, A., Dimitriou, N., Sarris, N., Konstantinidinis, A., & Tzovaras, Dimitrios. (2017). Research directions for harvesting cross-sectorial correlations towards improved policy making. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.571543. Read more >>

Faul, Anita C., & Pilikos, Georgios. (2017). The Model is Simple, Until Proven Otherwise: How to Cope in an ever-changing world. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.556502. Read more >>

Fazekas, Mihaly, & Czibik, Agnes. (2017). Diverse uses of government contracting data to improve spending of public funds. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.810049. Read more >>

Garg, Sachin. (2017). Policy for Big Data: An Investigation Using Land Records. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.545800. Read more>>

Gonzales, Frederic, Miroudot, Sebastien, & Vebr, Thierry. (2017). Developing a semantic legal research interface for the OECD Services Trade Restrictiveness Index. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.571398. Read more >>

Huynh, Kim P., Chu, Ba M., Jacho-Chavez, David T., Kryvtsov, Oleksiy, & Shane Wood. (2017). Inflation and Price Dispersion: Evidence from the UK CPI Micro Data. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.809935. Read more >>

Koussouris, Sotirios, Kokkinakos, Panagiotis, Markaki, Ourania, Panopuoulos, Dimitrios, Glickman, Yuri, & Lee, Habin. (2017). Policy Compass – Indicator-based Accountable Policy Analysis and Evaluation via Open Data Exploitation. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.571392. Read more>>

Kowalski, Radoslaw, Mikhaylov, Slava, & Esteve, Marc. (2017). Treating End-User Feedback Seriously. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.556506. Read more >>

Palfrey, Quentin. (2017). Translating Rigorous Evidence into Policies That Benefit the Poor Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.841745 Read more >>

Perez, Iker, Brown, Michael, Pinchin, James, Martindale, Sarah, Sharples, Sarah, Shaw, Dominick, & Blakey, John. (2017). Informatics in Out of Hours Service Delivery: Methods and Applications to Inform Healthcare Policy and Management. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.810011. Read more >>

Persson, Jen. (2017). When the chips come out: is our public research infrastructure fit for the future?. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.570489. Read more >>

Usher, Derval, Hodge, George, Amin, Imaduddin, & Lee, Jong Gun. (2016). Haze Gazer: A Crisis Analysis and Visualisation Tool to Better Inform Peatland Fire and Haze Management. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.824995. Read more >>

van Renswouw, Loes, Bogers, Sander, & Vos, Steven. (2017). Urban Planning for Active and Healthy Public Spaces with User-Generated Big Data. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.570550. Read more >>

 Veale, Michael. (2017). Connecting diverse public sector values with the procurement of machine learning systems. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.571786.  Read more>>

Waldo, Jim. (2017). Big Data and the Social Sciences: Can Accuracy and Privacy Co-Exist?. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.832070. Read more >>


2015 Conference – Selected Papers for the Special Issue of Policy & Internet (Wiley) Read more>>

Meyer, E. T., Crowcroft, J., Engin, Z. and Alexander, A. (2017), Data for Public Policy. Policy & Internet, 9: 4–6. doi:10.1002/poi3.147. Read more>>

Guerrero, O. A. and López, E. (2017), Understanding Unemployment in the Era of Big Data: Policy Informed by Data-Driven Theory. Policy & Internet, 9: 28–54. doi:10.1002/poi3.136. Read more >>

Malomo, F. and Sena, V. (2017), Data Intelligence for Local Government? Assessing the Benefits and Barriers to Use of Big Data in the Public Sector. Policy & Internet, 9: 7–27. doi:10.1002/poi3.141. Read more>>

Piscopo, A., Siebes, R. and Hardman, L. (2017), Predicting Sense of Community and Participation by Applying Machine Learning to Open Government Data. Policy & Internet, 9: 55–75. doi:10.1002/poi3.145. Read more>>

Longo, J., Kuras, E., Smith, H., Hondula, D. M. and Johnston, E. (2017), Technology Use, Exposure to Natural Hazards, and Being Digitally Invisible: Implications for Policy Analytics. Policy & Internet, 9: 76–108. doi:10.1002/poi3.144. Read more>>