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Simona Gamba will present the paper "The effect of Intellectual Property Rights on domestic innovation in the pharmaceutical sector". The programme of the conference can be seen here.

The second issue of IRVAPP Monitoring Reports on Youth Guarantee in Trentino has been published. The report is available at this link.

Learn more about the project "Monitoring and Evaluation of the Youth Guarantee in Trentino" here.

FBK-IRVAPP's 2016 winter school application form is officially on-line. Check our webpage out!

The course is designed to be of particular benefit to Ph.D. students and researchers in the Social Sciences, Economics and Statistics, needing to undertake policy evaluation analysis using micro data. 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-differences and matching methods, regression discontinuity designs and quasi experimental settings).

A post-doc position is available at Institute for the Evaluation of Labour Policies (FBK- IRVAPP), in the field of Evaluation of Labour Policies, and a junior researcher position is available in the field of the Evaluation of Public Policies.

Application deadline: 29th October 2015

For further details, see

Erich Battistin has been appointed as Research Fellow for the Labour Economics Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Enrico Rettore will give the seminar "Identification and estimation of the distribution of the causal effect" at the CRIE (Centre for Research on Impact Evaluation).

Loris Vergolini (FBK-IRVAPP) will present the paper "The Minimum Guaranteed Income in the Province of Trento: Evidence from an Impact Evaluation", written together with Antonio Schizzerotto (Università degli Studi di Trento and FBK-IRVAPP) and Nadir Zanini (University of Cambridge). 

Loris Vergolini (FBK-IRVAPP) will present the paper "The Bologna process in Italy. A reassessment of its influences on university enrollments and inequalities of educational opportunities", written together with Antonio Schizzerotto (Università degli Studi di Trento and FBK-IRVAPP). Here the program of the conference.