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Cause Prioritization

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Cause Pri­ori­ti­za­tion: Find­ing the most im­por­tant causes to work on and com­par­ing in­ter­ven­tions across differ­ent ar­eas, so that we can do as much good as pos­si­ble with the re­sources available to us.

See this post for a more de­tailed defi­ni­tion.

The case of the miss­ing cause pri­ori­ti­sa­tion research

weeatquince16 Aug 2020 0:21 UTC
223 points
83 comments16 min readEA link

Cash prizes for the best ar­gu­ments against psychedelics be­ing an EA cause area

Milan_Griffes10 May 2019 18:13 UTC
47 points
114 comments13 min readEA link

Prob­lem ar­eas be­yond 80,000 Hours’ cur­rent pri­ori­ties

Ardenlk22 Jun 2020 12:49 UTC
241 points
58 comments15 min readEA link

Cru­cial ques­tions for longtermists

MichaelA29 Jul 2020 9:39 UTC
73 points
16 comments19 min readEA link

De­brief: “cash prizes for the best ar­gu­ments against psychedelics”

Milan_Griffes14 Jul 2019 17:04 UTC
47 points
20 comments3 min readEA link

The aca­demic con­tri­bu­tion to AI safety seems large

technicalities30 Jul 2020 10:30 UTC
101 points
23 comments9 min readEA link

Ad­dress­ing Global Poverty as a Strat­egy to Im­prove the Long-Term Future

bshumway7 Aug 2020 6:27 UTC
33 points
18 comments16 min readEA link

AI Gover­nance: Op­por­tu­nity and The­ory of Impact

Allan Dafoe17 Sep 2020 6:30 UTC
130 points
13 comments13 min readEA link

How good is The Hu­mane League com­pared to the Against Malaria Foun­da­tion?

smclare29 Apr 2020 13:40 UTC
63 points
25 comments12 min readEA link

Open Philan­thropy: Our Progress in 2019 and Plans for 2020

Aaron Gertler12 May 2020 11:49 UTC
43 points
6 comments9 min readEA link
(www.openphilanthropy.org)

Con­sider a wider range of jobs, paths and prob­lems if you want to im­prove the long-term future

Robert_Wiblin29 Jun 2020 14:48 UTC
127 points
6 comments4 min readEA link

Us­ing Sub­jec­tive Well-Be­ing to Es­ti­mate the Mo­ral Weights of Avert­ing Deaths and Re­duc­ing Poverty

MichaelPlant3 Aug 2020 16:17 UTC
79 points
5 comments35 min readEA link

Why I’ve come to think global pri­ori­ties re­search is even more im­por­tant than I thought

Benjamin_Todd15 Aug 2020 13:34 UTC
61 points
7 comments4 min readEA link

An in­tro­duc­tion to global pri­ori­ties re­search for economists

DavidBernard28 Aug 2020 12:07 UTC
88 points
4 comments7 min readEA link

In­tro­duc­ing the Le­gal Pri­ori­ties Project

jonasschuett30 Aug 2020 14:10 UTC
175 points
12 comments1 min readEA link

Univer­sal cost-effec­tive­ness calculator

brb24311 Oct 2020 13:54 UTC
16 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

Some per­sonal thoughts on EA and sys­temic change

Carl_Shulman26 Sep 2019 21:40 UTC
186 points
17 comments6 min readEA link

My Cause Selec­tion: Michael Dickens

MichaelDickens15 Sep 2015 23:29 UTC
35 points
71 commentsEA link

Pri­ori­tiz­ing COVID-19 in­ter­ven­tions & in­di­vi­d­ual donations

IanDavidMoss6 May 2020 21:29 UTC
73 points
24 comments26 min readEA link

List of ways in which cost-effec­tive­ness es­ti­mates can be misleading

saulius20 Aug 2019 18:05 UTC
165 points
27 comments13 min readEA link

Ask Me Any­thing!

William_MacAskill14 Aug 2019 15:52 UTC
150 points
138 comments3 min readEA link

Align­ing Recom­mender Sys­tems as Cause Area

IvanVendrov8 May 2019 8:56 UTC
130 points
28 comments13 min readEA link

A bunch of new GPI papers

Pablo_Stafforini25 Sep 2019 13:32 UTC
102 points
6 comments2 min readEA link

A cause can be too neglected

saulius3 Apr 2020 16:41 UTC
120 points
17 comments1 min readEA link

Bi­ases in our es­ti­mates of Scale, Ne­glect­ed­ness and Solv­abil­ity?

MichaelStJules24 Feb 2020 18:39 UTC
91 points
12 comments7 min readEA link

[up­dated] Global de­vel­op­ment in­ter­ven­tions are gen­er­ally more effec­tive than cli­mate change interventions

HaukeHillebrandt2 Oct 2019 8:36 UTC
104 points
44 comments16 min readEA link

Cause pro­file: men­tal health

MichaelPlant31 Dec 2018 12:09 UTC
108 points
31 commentsEA link

The ITN frame­work, cost-effec­tive­ness, and cause prioritisation

Halstead6 Oct 2019 5:26 UTC
106 points
19 comments14 min readEA link

We’re Re­think Pri­ori­ties. AMA.

Peter_Hurford12 Dec 2019 16:09 UTC
91 points
126 comments2 min readEA link

From hu­mans in Canada to bat­tery caged chick­ens in the United States, which an­i­mals have the hard­est lives: results

KarolinaSarek27 Nov 2018 22:28 UTC
86 points
10 commentsEA link

[Link] The Op­ti­mizer’s Curse & Wrong-Way Reductions

Chris Smith4 Apr 2019 13:28 UTC
75 points
60 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What are the key on­go­ing de­bates in EA?

richard_ngo8 Mar 2020 16:12 UTC
68 points
54 comments1 min readEA link

Why I pri­ori­tize moral cir­cle ex­pan­sion over ar­tifi­cial in­tel­li­gence alignment

Jacy_Reese20 Feb 2018 18:29 UTC
71 points
67 commentsEA link

In­tro­duc­ing GPI’s new re­search agenda

Global Priorities Institute15 Feb 2019 17:11 UTC
60 points
11 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Why does EA use QALYs in­stead of ex­pe­rience sam­pling?

Milan_Griffes24 Apr 2019 0:58 UTC
57 points
18 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Best EA use of $500,000AUD/​$340,000 USD for ba­sic sci­ence?

AspiringPhilanthropist27 Aug 2019 10:07 UTC
57 points
13 comments1 min readEA link

Why we look at the limit­ing fac­tor in­stead of the prob­lem scale

Joey28 Jan 2019 19:12 UTC
61 points
8 commentsEA link

If you value fu­ture peo­ple, why do you con­sider near term effects?

Alex HT8 Apr 2020 15:21 UTC
69 points
75 comments13 min readEA link

What should Founders Pledge re­search?

Halstead9 Sep 2019 17:41 UTC
51 points
31 comments1 min readEA link

Is it bet­ter to be a wild rat or a fac­tory farmed cow? A sys­tem­atic method for com­par­ing an­i­mal welfare.

Joey17 Sep 2018 23:55 UTC
49 points
22 comments6 min readEA link

Con­di­tional in­ter­ests, asym­me­tries and EA priorities

MichaelStJules21 Oct 2019 6:13 UTC
19 points
23 comments14 min readEA link

Re­place­abil­ity with differ­ing priorities

MichaelStJules8 Mar 2020 6:59 UTC
17 points
5 comments5 min readEA link

A Long-run per­spec­tive on strate­gic cause se­lec­tion and philanthropy

Carl_Shulman5 Nov 2013 23:08 UTC
8 points
29 commentsEA link

Paul Chris­ti­ano on cause prioritization

admin323 Mar 2014 22:44 UTC
5 points
2 commentsEA link

Cause pri­ori­ti­za­tion for down­side-fo­cused value systems

Lukas_Gloor31 Jan 2018 14:47 UTC
54 points
9 comments47 min readEA link

[Question] Why might one value an­i­mals far less than hu­mans?

IsabelHasse8 Jun 2020 1:54 UTC
29 points
13 comments1 min readEA link

It’s OK To Also Donate To Non-EA Causes

orthonormal2 Jun 2020 20:24 UTC
31 points
12 comments1 min readEA link

The EA move­ment is ne­glect­ing phys­i­cal goods

ruthgrace18 Jun 2020 14:39 UTC
18 points
15 comments1 min readEA link

Some promis­ing ca­reer ideas be­yond 80,000 Hours’ pri­or­ity paths

Ardenlk26 Jun 2020 10:34 UTC
128 points
21 comments15 min readEA link

John Halstead: Is im­pact in­vest­ing im­pact­ful?

EA Global Transcripts29 Jun 2020 12:56 UTC
26 points
4 comments14 min readEA link

Alice Red­fern: Mo­ral weights in the de­vel­op­ing world — IDin­sight’s Benefi­ciary Prefer­ences Project

EA Global Transcripts29 Jun 2020 14:02 UTC
16 points
0 comments16 min readEA link

Democ­racy Pro­mo­tion as an EA Cause Area

bryanschonfeld1 Jul 2020 1:56 UTC
52 points
15 comments7 min readEA link

[Question] Are there lists of causes (that seemed promis­ing but are) known to be in­effec­tive?

Maxime Perrigault8 Jul 2020 6:06 UTC
39 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Move­ment build­ing and in­vest­ing to give later

abergal15 Jul 2020 22:46 UTC
40 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

Is re­gion-level cause pri­ori­ti­za­tion re­search valuable to spot promis­ing long-term pri­or­ity causes wor­ld­wide?

AmAristizábal24 Jul 2020 23:26 UTC
27 points
12 comments2 min readEA link

How we can make it eas­ier to change your mind about cause areas

ClaireZabel11 Aug 2015 6:21 UTC
42 points
16 commentsEA link

Be­ware sur­pris­ing and sus­pi­cious convergence

Gregory_Lewis24 Jan 2016 19:11 UTC
53 points
13 commentsEA link

Five Ways to Han­dle Flow-Through Effects

Peter_Hurford28 Jul 2016 3:39 UTC
24 points
3 commentsEA link

Why long-run fo­cused effec­tive al­tru­ism is more com­mon sense

Benjamin_Todd21 Nov 2014 0:12 UTC
19 points
19 commentsEA link

Which stage of effec­tive­ness mat­ters most?

Katja_Grace22 Oct 2013 17:23 UTC
10 points
1 commentEA link

Ex­pected value es­ti­mates you can take (some­what) literally

Gregory_Lewis24 Nov 2014 15:55 UTC
14 points
24 commentsEA link

Cri­te­ria for sci­en­tific choice I, II

EdoArad29 Jul 2020 10:21 UTC
26 points
1 comment8 min readEA link

Are we ne­glect­ing ed­u­ca­tion? Philos­o­phy in schools as a longter­mist area

jackmalde30 Jul 2020 16:31 UTC
44 points
27 comments17 min readEA link

EA read­ing list: suffer­ing-fo­cused ethics

richard_ngo3 Aug 2020 9:40 UTC
35 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

The world is full of wasted motion

Neel Nanda5 Aug 2020 20:41 UTC
18 points
2 comments11 min readEA link
(www.neelnanda.io)

GiveWell’s Top Char­i­ties Are In­creas­ingly Hard to Beat

Peter_Hurford10 Jul 2019 0:34 UTC
40 points
8 comments1 min readEA link
(www.openphilanthropy.org)

Steel­man­ning the Case Against Un­quan­tifi­able Interventions

Davidmanheim13 Nov 2019 8:34 UTC
45 points
19 comments8 min readEA link

An­dreas Mo­gensen’s “Max­i­mal Clue­less­ness”

Pablo_Stafforini25 Sep 2019 11:18 UTC
54 points
26 comments1 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

How are the EA Funds de­fault al­lo­ca­tions cho­sen?

Peter Sølling10 Aug 2020 8:00 UTC
12 points
12 comments1 min readEA link

For­mal­iz­ing the cause pri­ori­ti­za­tion framework

Michael_Wiebe5 Nov 2019 18:09 UTC
24 points
16 comments4 min readEA link

[Link] How to con­tribute to the psychedelics ecosystem

John_Maxwell28 Sep 2019 1:55 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Shifts in sub­jec­tive well-be­ing scales?

Milan_Griffes18 Aug 2020 18:27 UTC
31 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

We’re (sur­pris­ingly) more pos­i­tive about tack­ling bio risks: out­comes of a survey

Sanjay25 Aug 2020 9:14 UTC
48 points
5 comments11 min readEA link

What is a ‘broad in­ter­ven­tion’ and what is a ‘nar­row in­ter­ven­tion’? Are we con­fus­ing our­selves?

Robert_Wiblin19 Dec 2015 16:12 UTC
16 points
2 commentsEA link

“Dis­ap­point­ing Fu­tures” Might Be As Im­por­tant As Ex­is­ten­tial Risks

MichaelDickens3 Sep 2020 1:15 UTC
56 points
7 comments30 min readEA link

Hedg­ing against deep and moral uncertainty

MichaelStJules12 Sep 2020 23:44 UTC
32 points
10 comments9 min readEA link

Life Satis­fac­tion and its Discontents

MichaelPlant25 Sep 2020 7:54 UTC
61 points
21 comments3 min readEA link

In­tro­duc­ing the Stock Is­sues Frame­work: The INT Frame­work’s Cousin and an “Ad­vanced” Cost-Benefit Anal­y­sis Framework

Harrison D3 Oct 2020 7:18 UTC
8 points
0 comments8 min readEA link

Avoid­ing Mu­nich’s Mis­takes: Ad­vice for CEA and Lo­cal Groups

Larks14 Oct 2020 17:08 UTC
161 points
71 comments39 min readEA link

Cause Pri­ori­ti­za­tion in Light of In­spira­tional Disasters

stecas7 Jun 2020 19:52 UTC
0 points
15 comments3 min readEA link

How tractable is chang­ing the course of his­tory?

Jamie_Harris22 May 2019 15:29 UTC
40 points
2 comments7 min readEA link
(www.sentienceinstitute.org)

EA Cameroon—COVID-19 Aware­ness and Preven­tion in the Santa Divi­sion of Cameroon Pro­ject Pro­posal

brb24325 Jul 2020 20:19 UTC
62 points
12 comments5 min readEA link

How should we pri­ori­tize cause pri­ori­ti­za­tion?

Peter_Hurford13 Jun 2016 17:03 UTC
17 points
7 commentsEA link

EA should in­vest more in exploration

Michael_PJ5 Feb 2017 17:11 UTC
23 points
28 commentsEA link

Can High-Yield In­vest­ing Be the Most Good You Can Do?

Disselkoen27 Jul 2020 5:51 UTC
16 points
6 comments5 min readEA link

[Question] Where the QALY’s at in poli­ti­cal sci­ence?

Timothy_Liptrot5 Aug 2020 5:04 UTC
7 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

Un­der­stand­ing and eval­u­at­ing EA’s cause pri­ori­ti­sa­tion methodology

MichaelPlant14 Oct 2019 19:55 UTC
37 points
2 comments19 min readEA link

Cause se­lec­tion: a flowchart [link]

Owen_Cotton-Barratt10 Sep 2015 11:52 UTC
10 points
1 commentEA link

[Linkpost] Global death rate from ris­ing tem­per­a­tures to ex­ceed all in­fec­tious dis­eases com­bined in 2100

Louis_Dixon15 Aug 2020 17:04 UTC
24 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

Pri­ori­tiz­ing among the Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals

evelynciara7 Feb 2020 5:05 UTC
8 points
12 comments1 min readEA link
(oecd-development-matters.org)

Are some SDGs more im­por­tant than oth­ers? Re­vealed coun­try pri­ori­ties from four years of VNRs

evelynciara16 Aug 2020 6:56 UTC
10 points
6 comments1 min readEA link
(www.un.org)

[Question] What op­por­tu­ni­ties are there to use data sci­ence in global pri­ori­ties re­search?

evelynciara18 Aug 2020 2:48 UTC
15 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Ur­gency vs. Pa­tience—a Toy Model

Alex HT19 Aug 2020 14:13 UTC
39 points
4 comments3 min readEA link

[Question] Is ex­is­ten­tial risk more press­ing than other ways to im­prove the long-term fu­ture?

evelynciara20 Aug 2020 3:50 UTC
23 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Cause/​char­ity se­lec­tion tradeoffs

lukefreeman24 Aug 2020 4:56 UTC
7 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

How do poli­ti­cal sci­en­tists do good?

Timothy_Liptrot28 Aug 2020 19:17 UTC
17 points
12 comments4 min readEA link

Non-Con­se­quen­tial­ist Con­sid­er­a­tions For Cause-Pri­oritza­tion Part 1

Parker_Whitfill28 Nov 2018 22:22 UTC
14 points
2 commentsEA link

Lo­cal pri­ori­ties re­search: what is it, who should con­sider do­ing it, and why

yiyang6 Sep 2020 14:57 UTC
54 points
4 comments14 min readEA link

A coun­ter­fac­tual QALY for USD 2.60–28.94?

brb2436 Sep 2020 21:45 UTC
37 points
6 comments5 min readEA link

New book: Mo­ral Uncer­tainty by MacAskill, Ord & Bykvist

frankieaw10 Sep 2020 16:22 UTC
85 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Turn­ing per­centages back into peo­ple: per­son­al­iz­ing quantification

sky12 Sep 2020 14:30 UTC
24 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

Short-Term AI Align­ment as a Pri­or­ity Cause

len.hoang.lnh11 Feb 2020 16:22 UTC
18 points
10 comments7 min readEA link

[Question] Is any­one co­or­di­nat­ing am­a­teurs to do cause pri­ori­ti­za­tion re­search in groups?

TrenchFloat21 Sep 2020 7:07 UTC
18 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Ex­pected value the­ory is fa­nat­i­cal, but that’s a good thing

HaydenW21 Sep 2020 8:48 UTC
49 points
20 comments5 min readEA link

Cor­re­la­tions Between Cause Pri­ori­ti­za­tion and the Big Five Per­son­al­ity Traits

ElizabethE24 Sep 2020 22:24 UTC
94 points
22 comments4 min readEA link

[Question] Fac­tors other than ITN?

Prabhat Soni26 Sep 2020 4:34 UTC
33 points
12 comments1 min readEA link

Com­ments on “Us­ing Sub­jec­tive Well-Be­ing to Es­ti­mate the Mo­ral Weights of Avert­ing Deaths and Re­duc­ing Poverty”

AidanGoth29 Sep 2020 19:36 UTC
28 points
10 comments12 min readEA link

Get­ting money out of poli­tics and into charity

UnexpectedValues6 Oct 2020 5:28 UTC
80 points
40 comments3 min readEA link

Best Con­se­quen­tial­ists in Poli Sci #1 : Are Par­li­a­ments Bet­ter?

Timothy_Liptrot8 Oct 2020 16:38 UTC
26 points
13 comments2 min readEA link

(How) should we pur­sue hu­man longevity?

mwcvitkovic24 Oct 2020 19:08 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readEA link