Using “Back of the Envelope Calculations” (BOTECs) to prioritize interventions | Zachary Robinson

Zach talks about why, when, and how to use “Back Of The Envelope Calculations” (BOTECs) to inform altruistic decision-making and walks through an example to demonstrate key concepts.

Zachary Robinson is a research fellow at open philanthropy. Open Philanthropy is an organization whose mission is to give as effectively as they can and share their findings openly so that anyone can build on their work. Through research and grantmaking, Open Philanthropy hopes to learn how to make philanthropy go especially far in terms of improving lives. They are passionate about maximizing the impact of our giving, and are excited to connect with other donors who share their passion.

This talk was taken from EA Global Student Summit 2020. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.

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