Background

Evaluation of public policies represents an important research line of CNR-Ircres, giving rise to both methodological and applied work. Our experience has shown that quality of evaluation is not only assured by the use of refined and advanced methods, but also by the correctness of the whole process of analysis. This is why a group of Ircres researchers have promoted an interchange group with the aim of sharing reflections and feedbacks on their work. The idea at the basis of the initiative is that sharing experiences and results was a way to improve the work in an empirical and practical perspective.

 

Mission


is intended to share news and research experiences in the field of impact evaluation.

It encourages an inductive approach, in the sense that it fosters a reflection on the evaluation experiences so as to improve methodological tools and to ease their correct application. It encourages a frank but friendly discussion on the latest advancements, by easing their diffusion.

 

Action


circulates

  •  Calls for papers (on journals, conferences and special sessions in related fields)
  •  Conference announcements
  •  Periodical collections of open source or grey literature documents
  •  Periodical Bibliographical references about newly published papers and books
  •  Discussion forums
  •  Project calls

 

Joining MAILING-list

Who can join? Any researcher or practitioner in policy evaluation, agreeing with the spirit of the group:

  •  Accept to share experiences and discussions…
  •  … among both experts and young researchers
  •  … with a frank but friendly attitude in discussions
  •  ... without commercial aim

 

If you are interested in joining

write a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., indicating your name and affiliation

If you are interested in feeding the network with your experience and with relevant news, send them to the same address.

Call for paper and conference announcements will be circulated in any period of the year.

Bibliographical newsletters will be circulated on a periodical basis.

  

 

 

Important dates

   Reporting new papers and publications for the bibliographical newsletter: OCTOBER 15TH


The next bibliographical newsletter will occur in AUTUMN. You are invited to send us, within OCTOBER 15TH

Please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

you can use this form

new works open source (reports, working papers, papers and presentation presented to conferences). In this case send

  • the full bibliographical reference
  • the file or the link to download it
  • a short abstract (no more than 250 words)

bibliographical references of published works (articles or books). In this case send

  • the full bibliographical reference
  • a short abstract (no more than 250 words)

 

 NEWS   Dear    members,

On behalf of Marusca De Castris (University of Roma Tre, Department of Political Science This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. http://scienzepolitiche.uniroma3.it/mdecastris/) I announce you that the Department of Political Science, University Roma Tre has organized an international workshop:

"Recent Advances in Causal Inference for Policy Evaluation".

The workshop is endorsed by Italian Association of Regional Science (AISRe).

This is an advanced workshop in policy evaluation, focused on several econometric methods used to draw causal claims about the effectiveness of public policies and programs. The topics covered have special salience in the field of program evaluation.

Often depending on the identification strategy used, different empirical studies might give different or even opposite answers to the same policy question.

For this reason, it is crucial to understand pro and cons of the research designs and the econometric tools employed to generate such findings. To this end, the workshop will present recent advances in the field of casual inference such as mediation analysis, interaction among units, sample selection, and endogeneity in the presence of heterogeneous effects.

 

Schedule: May:  4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 30, 31

Weekly Seminars on May 2017

 

Guest Speakers:

Giovanni Mellace, University of Southern Denmark

May: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 30, 31

Laura Forastiere, University of Florence

May: 18

The venue is Department of Political Science, University Roma Tre, Via Gabriello Chiabrera, 199 Rome.

 

I would be grateful if you could bring this message to the attention of PhD students and to anyone who might be interested.

For further information and registration, please click on the button below:

http://scienzepolitiche.uniroma3.it/blog/archives/17553

Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 
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Managed and organised by Elena Ragazzi and Lisa Sella