Global priorities research (GPR) is research into issues that can help decide how to allocate finite resources most cost-effectively. GPR can include finding and prioritising between different causes as well as macrostrategy or “foundational” research that would inform cause prioritization in a less direct way (e.g., research into the Fermi paradox or the hinge of history hypothesis).
Duda, Roman (2016) Global priorities research, 80,000 Hours, April (updated July 2018).
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 a discussion of how it differs from cause prioritization research.
Global Priorities Institute (2019) About us, Global Priorities Institute.
80,000 Hours (2021) Our current list of the most important world problems, 80,000 Hours.