More on Science and Public Policy


The Malthusian Ideology of Pope Francis’s Encyclical Is Bad for the Poor

By Ned Mamula. Daily Caller. September 16, 2015.

The Latest Climate Kerfuffle

By Patrick J. Michaels. Real Clear Policy. August 20, 2015.

Promoting Very Unsettled Science

By Richard W. Rahn. Washington Times. July 27, 2015.

Cato Studies

Public Policy Evaluation in the Face of Strong Prior Beliefs: The Case of Electric Cars

By Stephen P. Holland, Erin T. Mansur, Nicholas Z. Muller, & Andrew J. Yates. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 34. September 9, 2015.

Scientific Misconduct: The Manipulation of Evidence for Political Advocacy in Health Care and Climate Policy

By George Avery. Briefing Paper No. 117. February 8, 2010.

Bending the Productivity Curve: Why America Leads the World in Medical Innovation

By Glen Whitman and Raymond Raad. Policy Analysis No. 654. November 18, 2009.

Public Filings

Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

By Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger. Public Comments. May 8, 2015.

NASA and Mission to Planet Earth

By Edward L. Hudgins. Testimony. March 19, 1997.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Complexity and the Art of Public Policy: Solving Society’s Problems from the Bottom Up

George C. Leef. Regulation. Fall 2015.

The Unintended Effects of Government-Subsidized Weather Insurance

Omri Ben-Shahar and Kyle D. Logue. Regulation. Fall 2015.

The Menu Labeling Morass

Ike Brannon and Sam Batkins. Policy Report. Summer 2015.


#Cato Connects: Trevor Butterworth, Director of Sense About Science USA

Featuring Caleb O. Brown. September 14, 2015. Cato Connects.

The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran

Featuring Michael D. Tanner. March 26, 2014. Book Forum.

Is Science Progressing?

Featuring Patrick J. Michaels and Richard Lindzen. November 13, 2013. Policy Forum.

Cato Unbound

The Case against Public Science

By Terence Kealey. August 2013.