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IRVAPP WINTER SCHOOL 2014 - Fundamentals and Methods for Impact Evaluation of Public Policies

The course is designed to be of particular benefit to Ph.D. students as well as researchers in the Social Sciences, Economics and Statistics, willing to learn how to use micro data to inform policy making. The School will present 1) the fundamental principles of impact evaluation with a specific focus on the counterfactual theory of causal inference and 2) a variety of statistical tools for counterfactual analysis (including difference-in-difference and matching methods, regression discontinuity designs and quasi experimental/natural experiments settings). Extensive laboratory sessions will provide the opportunity to apply the various techniques to specific labour market, education and industrial policies.

The School will run over six consecutive days of theoretical and practical sessions from 17th to 22nd February 2014. Training will require previous knowledge of basic principles for quantitative methods that correspond to those taught in introductory courses of statistics and econometrics at the undergraduate level. At the very least a working knowledge of regression and multivariate analysis is expected. Although the exercises will be guided, basic familiarity with Stata is strongly recommended.

Date: 
17/02/2014 to 22/02/2014
Programme: 

The course is the sixth edition of an initiative designed to be of particular benefit to Ph.D. students as well as researchers in the Social Sciences, Economics and Statistics, willing to know how to use micro data to inform policy making.

Instructors:

Erich Battistin FBK-IRVAPP

Sascha O. Becker University of Warwick

Enrico Rettore FBK-IRVAPP & University of Padova

Ugo Trivellato FBK-IRVAPP & Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti & University of Padova 

Tutors:

Loris Vergolini FBK-IRVAPP

Slavica Zec FBK-IRVAPP

Organizers: 

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Istituto per la Ricerca Valutativa sulle Politiche Pubbliche (FBK-IRVAPP)

Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (IVSLA)

University of Trento

 with the patronage of the Centro Interuniversitario di Econometria (CIdE) & of the Associazione Italiana di Econometria (SIdE).

Location: 

The 6th IRVAPP Winter School will be held at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento Via Verdi 26, 38122 Trento.

Hot to reach us: 

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Accomodation: 

Please note that the fees does not include accommodation. The hotels raccomended in the document found in the download area are located in a walking distance from the Department of Sociology and Social Reserch.

Tuition fees: 

The tuition fees are of 600 € for participants from academic institutions, 1,200 € for participants from non academic institutions. Fees include coffee/tea breaks and lunch. Fees do not include accommodation or dinner.

Registrations: 

To apply, interested candidates are invited to fill in the online form by November 12nd, 2013, and enclose a one page CV. The final decision about the list of applicants admitted to the course will be made by the end of November 2013 and full payments must be received by 20th of December.

Contacts: 
wsirvapp2014@fbk.eu