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May 26, 2021

How can we assess the potential impact of policy innovations like requiring police to wear body cameras? David Yokum of Brown University has argued that experiments can help and he has spent his career -- working for the Obama administration, the mayor's office in Washington, D.C., and various universities -- demonstrating the utility of social science for policymaking. On this episode, we talk with Yokum about his work.