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IRVAPP SPRING SCHOOL 2009 - Fundamentals and Methods for Impact Evaluation of Public Policies

IRVAPP is organising a training course for Ph.D students and researchers on “Fundamentals and Methods for the Evaluation of Public Policies” to be held in April and May 2009. The course is designed to be of particular benefit to students of Ph.D. programmes in the Social Sciences, Economics, Statistics, willing to know how to use micro data to inform policy making. 
The course will present the 1) fundamental principles of impact evaluation analysis with a specific focus on the counterfactual theory of causal inference and 2) the statistical methods and techniques for counterfactual analysis. The above topics will be presented through a selection of case studies. In particular, the course will examine the logics of the counterfactual analysis in experimental and non-experimental settings; impact evaluation in non-experimental settings; difference-in-differences; matching, regression discontinuity design, and instrumental variables estimators. Extensive laboratory sessions will provide the opportunity to apply the various techniques using the software Stata and real data sets.
The course is arranged in two parts. It will run over five consecutive days of theoretical sessions from 20th April to 24th April, and over two consecutive days of practical sessions from May 12th to May 13th 2009. The maximum number of participants is 20.

Date: 
20/04/2009 to 24/04/2009
Programme: 

Instructors:

Erich Battistin
Istituto per la Ricerca Valutativa sulle Politiche Pubbliche - FBK & University of Pauda

Ivano Bison
Istituto per la Ricerca Valutativa sulle Politiche Pubbliche - FBK & University of Trento

Enrico Rettore
Istituto per la Ricerca Valutativa sulle Politiche Pubbliche - FBK & University of Pauda

Ugo Trivellato
Istituto per la Ricerca Valutativa sulle Politiche Pubbliche - FBK, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti & University of Pauda

Nadir Zanini
Istituto per la Ricerca Valutativa sulle Politiche Pubbliche - FBK

Organizers: 

Istituto per la Ricerca Valutativa sulle Politiche Pubbliche (IRVAPP)

Location: 

IRVAPP/Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Via Santa Croce 77 - Trento

Tuition fees: 

IRVAPP has adopted the following tuition fee policy: €1200 for PhD students and research assistants, €1400 for post-docs, €1600 for lecturers/assistant professors, and researchers from non-academic institutions.

Contacts: 
infoirvapp@fbk.eu