SpringerBriefs in Regional Science

Regional Perspectives on Policy Evaluation

Authors: Percoco, Marco

  • Combines regional science and policy evaluation
  • Provides a quick and comprehensive look at the state-of-the-art in policy evaluation
  • Contains many examples to make theory operational
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The evaluation of public policies is of paramount importance for modern policy making, especially in a period of severe budget constraints. The literature has proposed several methods to deal with the issue of causality and counterfactual evaluation in a variety of contexts, with an increasing attention to the local dimension. The book aims to present the state-of-the-art of evaluation techniques with a special focus on the consideration of geographical and spatial effects into existing methodologies (such as propensity score matching, regression discontinuity, difference-in-difference). Furthermore, the volume highlights how strict the identification conditions for models with spatial effects are and proposes instrumental variables as a technique able to circumvent the issue. Finally, some insights into the emerging literature on ex ante evaluation are offered with respect to EU Cohesion Policy.

About the authors

Marco Percoco is an assistant professor of regional economics and economic geography in the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management at Università Bocconi in Milan, where he is also affiliated to Dondena Center for Research on Social Dynamics and CERTeT. His main research interests are in the evaluation of regional and transport policies and in historical economic geography.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Percoco, Marco

    Pages 1-8

  • Regression Discontinuity Design: When Series Interrupt

    Percoco, Marco

    Pages 9-20

  • Propensity Score Matching: When Units Meet

    Percoco, Marco

    Pages 21-27

  • Difference-in-Differences: When Time and Space Matter

    Percoco, Marco

    Pages 29-33

  • A Synthetic Control Approach to Evaluate Local Policies

    Percoco, Marco

    Pages 35-42

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09519-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09518-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regional Perspectives on Policy Evaluation
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Regional Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09519-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09519-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-09518-9
Series ISSN
2192-0427
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 52
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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