EF6 – Decision Support in the Public Sector



Deliberation Processes in Citizens’ Assemblies: An Optimal Experimental Design Perspective

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Sven Wang, Jobst Heitzig, Claudia Schillings

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Project Duration

01.09.2024 – 31.12.2025

Located at

HU Berlin


Citizens’ assemblies are increasingly relevant for involving the broader civic population in political issues. A key question for those assemblies is that of optimal design of the multiple-round discussion process, which recently has been aided by algorithms aimed at maximizing ‘engagement’. This project takes a new perspective on this design problem, borrowing tools from the theory of optimal experimental design. Based on this viewpoint, we develop and test a new class of algorithms for the optimal design of deliberation processes.

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