More on Science and Public Policy


Bill Nye, the Misuse of Science Guy: Why Science Doesn’t Answer Public Policy Questions

By Trevor Burrus. May 1, 2017.

Trump Should Shine Spotlight on Shrouded Climate ‘Science’

By Patrick J. Michaels. The Hill (Online). November 17, 2016.

Is Modern Science Polluted?

By Patrick J. Michaels. Investor’s Business Daily (Online). October 4, 2016.

Cato Studies

Was the First Public Health Campaign Successful? The Tuberculosis Movement and Its Effect on Mortality

By D. Mark Anderson, Kerwin Kofi Charles, Claudio Las Heras Olivares, & Daniel I. Rees. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 76. May 17, 2017.

The Case Against a U.S. Carbon Tax

By Robert P. Murphy, Patrick J. Michaels, and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger. Policy Analysis No. 801. October 17, 2016.

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.

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

Regulatory Budgets

Richard A. Williams. Regulation. Spring 2017.

A More Optimistic View

David R. Henderson. Regulation. Spring 2017.

Regulation at 40

Peter Van Doren and Thomas A. Firey. Regulation. Spring 2017.


The Search for Truth in Regulatory Science

Featuring Edward J. Calabrese and Patrick J. Michaels. July 20, 2017. Policy Forum.

Why Six Presidents Opposed State-Sponsored Science — And Why You Should Too

Featuring Terence Kealey. July 11, 2016. Capitol Hill Briefing.

GMOs and the Future of the Global Food Supply and Medical Innovations

Featuring Marian L. Tupy. January 20, 2016. Policy Forum.

Cato Unbound

The Case against Public Science

By Terence Kealey. August 2013.