The Legislative Effectiveness Project is a non-partisan, objective, and data-intensive research program. It presumes that legislators vary in their effectiveness at lawmaking; that such differences can be measured systematically; that doing so yields a better understanding of how legislatures work and why they produce particular public policies; and that such research and understanding yields opportunities to improve lawmaking. Grant funding will allow the project to update its Legislative Effectiveness Scores for the U.S. House of Representatives, and to expand to the U.S. Senate. Grant funds will also help expand outreach and engagement to inform interested parties about the Scores and involve them in the Project.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Center for Effective Lawmaking
The Center for Effective Lawmaking is a partnership between the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University. It was created in 2017 to work toward a Congress that has effective lawmakers, strong institutional capacity, and the incentive structure needed to address America’s greatest public policy challenges. The mission of the center is to advance the generation, communication, and use of new knowledge about the effectiveness of individual lawmakers and legislative institutions in Congress.
for Wiki99 for open source software
The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia applies academia to today’s challenges in artificial intelligence. This grant supports a project that develops Wikipedia articles in “open source software” by matching the school’s expertise in the open movement with wiki readers’ demand for such content. (Strategy: Translation Infrastructure)
for the Can Democracy and Capitalism Be Reconciled? Project at the Miller Center
The Democracy and Capitalism Project is housed at the Miller Center, a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that strives to apply the lessons of history and civil discourse to the nation’s most pressing contemporary governance challenges. The project seeks to develop ideas and debates that will shape a paradigm well-suited to address today’s challenges at the confluence of the economy, government, and society. The project proposes to hold a major conference in Fall 2022 that will explore the philosophical dimensions of the relationship between a free enterprise system and self-government, probe the deep historical roots of the relationship, and consider policy proposals that promise a reimagining of the relationship. The convening has the potential to galvanize an ongoing working group of scholars, published papers, and media products that would widen the reach of its findings.