Methods for Public Policy Evaluation (2020/2021)

Course code
4S006192
Name of lecturers
Veronica Polin, Alessandro Sommacal
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 (lauree magistrali) dal Mar 1, 2021 al Jun 1, 2021.

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. Par-ticular 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 tech-niques 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

Slides and other study materieals will be available on the e-learning page.

Assessment methods and criteria

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