Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Applied Econometrics

Econometric Evaluation of Socio-Economic Programs

Theory and Applications

Authors: Cerulli, Giovanni

  • Presents an introduction to the econometrics of program evaluation
  • Offers a step-by-step guide to modern econometric techniques for program evaluation
  • Demonstrates real and simulated data samples to illustrate ex-post evaluation design
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About this book

This book provides advanced theoretical and applied tools for the implementation of modern micro-econometric techniques in evidence-based program evaluation for the social sciences. The author presents a comprehensive toolbox for designing rigorous and effective ex-post program evaluation using the statistical software package Stata. For each method, a statistical presentation is developed, followed by a practical estimation of the treatment effects. By using both real and simulated data, readers will become familiar with evaluation techniques, such as regression-adjustment, matching, difference-in-differences, instrumental-variables and regression-discontinuity-design and are given practical guidelines for selecting and applying suitable methods for specific policy contexts.

About the authors

Giovanni Cerulli is researcher at CNR-IRCrES (National Research Council of Italy - Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth). He took a degree in Statistics and a PhD in Economic Sciences from Sapienza University of Rome. His research deals with both theoretical and applied econometrics of program evaluation, including dose-response models, program evaluation with peer effects, and software development for quantitative evaluation purposes. He boasts a consolidated expertise in the evaluation of R&D and innovation policies. Giovanni Cerulli is editor-in-chief of the “International Journal of Computational Economics and Econometrics” (IJCEE), and coordinator of GRAPE (Research Group on the Analysis of Economic Policies). His publications have appeared in prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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“This book gives a comprehensive account of micro-econometric techniques for such evidence-based programme evaluation in the social sciences. … gives an up-to-date account of the subject and a comprehensive description of each technique, covering both theoretical aspects and issues of application such as model checking, accuracy and reliability of results, and computation including related software. … book is well written and clearly arranged and can be recommended to all statisticians with an interest in programme evaluation in the social sciences.” (Peter Hackl, Statistics Papers, Vol. 57, 2016)


Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • An Introduction to the Econometrics of Program Evaluation

    Cerulli, Giovanni

    Pages 1-47

  • Methods Based on Selection on Observables

    Cerulli, Giovanni

    Pages 49-159

  • Methods Based on Selection on Unobservables

    Cerulli, Giovanni

    Pages 161-227

  • Local Average Treatment Effect and Regression-Discontinuity-Design

    Cerulli, Giovanni

    Pages 229-308

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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: December 16, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52601-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Econometric Evaluation of Socio-Economic Programs
Book Subtitle
Theory and Applications
Authors
Series Title
Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Applied Econometrics
Series Volume
49
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-46405-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-46405-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-46404-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52601-9
Series ISSN
1570-5811
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 308
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations
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