Global priorities research

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O’Keeffe-O’Donovan, Rossa (2020) An introduction to global priorities research, Effective Altruism Student Summit 2020, October 25.
An introduction to global priorities research, including  adiscussiona discussion of how it differs from cause prioritization research.

One definition of global priorities research is "research into issues that arise in response to the question, ‘What should we do with a given amount of limited resources if our aim is to do the most good?’"[1] This can include finding and prioritising between different causes. It can also include as well as macrostrategy or "foundational" research that'dthat would inform cause prioritization in a less direct way (e.g., research into the Fermi paradox or whether we're living at the hinge of history).[2]

80,000 Hours rates global priorities research a "highest priority area": a problem at the top of their ranking of global issues assessed by importance, tractability and neglectedness.[3]2]

O’Keeffe-O’Donovan, Rossa (2020) An introduction to global priorities research, Effective Altruism Student Summit 2020, October 25.
An introduction to global priorities research, including  adiscussion of how it differs from cause prioritization research.

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    Global Priorities Institute (2019) About us, Global Priorities Institute.

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    For an introduction to global priorities research, including discussion of its distinction from cause prioritization research, see O’Keeffe-O’Donovan, Rossa (2020) An introduction to global priorities research, Effective Altruism Student Summit 2020, October 25.

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