COMPIE 2016 – Counterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation

October 22 2016
In Milan, October 20-21, 2016, there was held COMPIE 2016 conference dedicated to the use of counterfactual methods to evaluate public policies.

IBS was represented by Iga Magda and Jan Baran. They shared their experience from the ongoing project in which IBS assesses labour market interventions targeting young people on behalf of Ministry of Development. The project member team includes also Maciej Lis and our colleagues from IMAPP.

Michael Lechner (University of St. Gallen) and Jeffrey Andrew Smith (University of Michigan) were the conference keynote speakers. They are both recognized experts in the use of econometric methods to policy evaluation. At the closing of the conference there took place a discussion panel devoted to administrative data use. The panellists were Tito Boeri (Bocconi University), Nuno Crato (European Commission), Joachim Moeller (IAB), Michael Rosholm (Aarhus University) and Daniele Checchi (University of Milan).

The conference was organized by the CRIE Centre for Research on Impact Evaluation, a unit of the European Commission, and the Catholic University of Sacro Cuore in Milan.

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