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IRVAPP WINTER SCHOOL 2013 - Fundamentals and Methods for Impact Evaluation of Public Policies

The School is designed to be of particular benefit to PhD 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 18th to 23rd February, 2013. 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: 
18/02/2013 to 23/02/2013
Programme: 

The course is the fifth 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
Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies - FBK & University of Padua

Lavy Victor
University of Warwick (UK) & Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Enrico Rettore
Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies - FBK & University of Padua

Ugo Trivellato
Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies - FBK & Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti & University of Padua 

Tutors:

Loris Vergolini
Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies - FBK

Slavica Zec
Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies - FBK

Organizers: 

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

Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (IVSLA)

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

Hot to reach us: 

The Winter School is held in Venice (Italy) at Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti. The prestigious palace, erected in the 15th century, is situated on the Grand Canal of Venice and close to the Ponte dell'Accademia. In 1999 it was acquired by the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and regularly houses cultural and scientific events. You can find more informations on how to reach Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti on the istitute website.

Accomodation: 

Please note that the fees does not include accommodation. The hotels raccomended in the document found in the download area are located in the immediate neighborhood of Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti.

Tuition fees: 

The tuition fees are of 600 € (VAT included) for participants from academic institutions, 1,200 € (VAT included) 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 11th, 2012, 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 2012 and full payments must be received by 20th of December.

Contacts: 
infoirvapp@fbk.eu