IRVAPP WINTER SCHOOL 2011 - Fundamentals and Methods for Impact Evaluation of Public Policies

14 February 2011 — 19 February 2011

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 6 consecutive days of theoretical and practical sessions from 14 to 19 February, 2011. 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 OLS regression and multivariate analysis is expected. Although the exercises will be guided, basic familiarity with Stata is strongly recommended.
Date:
14/02/2011 to 19/02/2011
Programme:
Instructors:

Erich Battistin
Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies (IRVAPP) & University of Padua

Enrico Rettore
Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies (IRVAPP) & University of Padua

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

Tutors:

Loris Vergolini
Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies (IRVAPP)

Nadir Zanini
Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies (IRVAPP)
Organizers:
Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies (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)
Location:
Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti – Venice
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 institute 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 enroll in the course, interested candidates are invited to email a one page CV together with a one page summary of their PhD programme, subject of their thesis and research interests to Silvia Girardi by December 3, 2010. Due to the large amount of applications, the final decision about the list of participants will be made by December 21, 2010.
Contacts:
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