Methods for Public Policy Evaluation (2017/2018)

Course code
4S006192
Name of lecturer
Veronica Polin
Coordinator
Veronica Polin
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SECS-P/03 - PUBLIC ECONOMICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Secondo Semestre Magistrali dal Feb 26, 2018 al May 25, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The focus of the course is on the ex ante and ex-post economic evaluation of projects/policies. Particular attention will be paid to projects/policies undertaken by the public sector, or with major impacts from the societal standpoint.
The discussion of the theoretical background will be carried on along with the introduction to the techniques typically employed to tackle typical issues in economic evaluation. Case studies from a variety of sectors will be presented. Students attending the course will be given the opportunity to work autonomously on a specific case study.

Syllabus

PART I
Ex-ante economic evalutation tecniques: typologies and objectives
Cost-benefit analysis
Ex-ante economic evaluation in Italy
Case study

PART II
Ex-post economic evalutation tecniques: typologies and objectives
" Randomized social experiment"
"Quasi-experimental" tecniques
Ex-post economic evaluation in Italy
Case study

Assessment methods and criteria

The evaluation will be based on a written examination (including both theoretical and practical questions)

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018