Counterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation

Rome

 
November 27, 2014
 
09:00 to 10:45Plenary Session 1, Room A
 
 
11:15 to 13:00Parallel Sessions S01 and S02 , Rooms A and B
 
 
13:00 to 14:30Poster Session 1, Ground floor
 
 
14:30 to 16:15Parallel Sessions S03 and S04, Rooms A and B
 
 
16:45 to 18:30Parallel Sessions S05 and S06, Rooms A and B
 
 
 
November 28, 2014
 
09:00 to 10:45Plenary Session 2, Room A
 
 
11:15 to 13:00Parallel Sessions S07 and S08, Rooms A and B
 
 
13:00 to 14:30Poster Session 2, Ground floor
 
 
14:30 to 16:15Parallel Sessions S09 and S10, Rooms A and B
 
 
16:45 to 18:00Parallel Sessions S11 and S12 , Rooms A and B
 
 

 

Program Notes and Index of Sessions

Plenary Session 1
Room A
November 27, 2014 09:00 to 10:45
 
Plenary Session 1

Parallel Sessions S01 and S02
Rooms A and B
November 27, 2014 11:15 to 13:00
 
S01: Employment and social inclusion policies, Room A
S02: Immigration policies, Room B

Poster Session 1
Ground floor
November 27, 2014 13:00 to 14:30
 
SP1: Poster Session 1, Ground floor

Parallel Sessions S03 and S04
Rooms A and B
November 27, 2014 14:30 to 16:15
 
S03: Active Labour Market policies 1, Room A
S04: Gender issues, Room B

Parallel Sessions S05 and S06
Rooms A and B
November 27, 2014 16:45 to 18:30
 
S05: Active Labour Market policies 2, Room A
S06: Social policies, Room B

Plenary Session 2
Room A
November 28, 2014 09:00 to 10:45
 
Plenary Session 2

Parallel Sessions S07 and S08
Rooms A and B
November 28, 2014 11:15 to 13:00
 
S07: Active Labour Market policies 3, Room A
S08: Counterfactual Methods, Room B

Poster Session 2
Ground floor
November 28, 2014 13:00 to 14:30
 
SP2: Poster Session 2, Ground floor

Parallel Sessions S09 and S10
Rooms A and B
November 28, 2014 14:30 to 16:15
 
S09: Education policies 1, Room A
S10: Credit and taxation policies, Room B

Parallel Sessions S11 and S12
Rooms A and B
November 28, 2014 16:45 to 18:00
 
S11: Education policies 2, Room A
S12: Competitiveness policies, Room B

 

Summary of All Sessions

#Date/TimeLocationTypeTitlePapers
1November 27, 2014
9:00-10:45
Room A invited Plenary Session 13
2November 27, 2014
11:15-13:00
Room A invited S01: Employment and social inclusion policies3
3November 27, 2014
11:15-13:00
Room B contributed S02: Immigration policies4
4November 27, 2014
13:00-14:30
Ground floor poster SP1: Poster Session 16
5November 27, 2014
14:30-16:15
Room A contributed S03: Active Labour Market policies 14
6November 27, 2014
14:30-16:15
Room B contributed S04: Gender issues4
7November 27, 2014
16:45-18:30
Room A contributed S05: Active Labour Market policies 24
8November 27, 2014
16:45-18:30
Room B contributed S06: Social policies3
9November 28, 2014
9:00-10:45
Room A invited Plenary Session 22
10November 28, 2014
11:15-13:00
Room A contributed S07: Active Labour Market policies 34
11November 28, 2014
11:15-13:00
Room B contributed S08: Counterfactual Methods4
12November 28, 2014
13:00-14:30
Ground floor poster SP2: Poster Session 25
13November 28, 2014
14:30-16:15
Room A contributed S09: Education policies 14
14November 28, 2014
14:30-16:15
Room B contributed S10: Credit and taxation policies4
15November 28, 2014
16:45-18:00
Room A contributed S11: Education policies 23
16November 28, 2014
16:45-18:00
Room B contributed S12: Competitiveness policies3
 

16 sessions, 60 papers, and 0 presentations with no associated papers


 

Counterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation

Detailed List of Sessions

 
Session 1: Plenary Session 1
November 27, 2014 9:00 to 10:45
Room A
 
Session Chair: Santiago Loranca Garcia, European Commission, DG EMPL
Session type: invited
 

Welcome by a representative of the Italian Government
By ,
   presented by: ,
 

Introductory notes by Santiago Loranca-Garcia (EC DG EMPL) and Andrea Saltelli (EC DG JRC)
By Santiago Loranca Garcia; European Commission, DG EMPL
Andrea Saltelli; European Commission, DG JRC
   presented by: Santiago Loranca Garcia, European Commission, DG EMPL
                         Andrea Saltelli, European Commission, DG JRC
 

Lessons from Randomized Control Trials and other Evaluations of ALMPs
By Jochen Kluve; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
   presented by: Jochen Kluve, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
 
Session 2: S01: Employment and social inclusion policies
November 27, 2014 11:15 to 13:00
Room A
 
Session Chair: Santiago Loranca Garcia, European Commission, DG EMPL
Session type: invited
 

Post-secondary vocational training course: are they effective for Italian unemployed youth with a high school diploma?
By Paolo Severati; ISFOL
   presented by: Paolo Severati, ISFOL
 

Reemployment and substitution effects from increased activation: Evidence from times of crisis
By Pedro Martins; Queen Mary, University of London
   presented by: Pedro Martins, Queen Mary, University of London
 

Knowledge gaps in evaluating labour market and social inclusion policies. Use of counterfactual impact evaluations
By Cristina Bratu; Uppsala University
Stefano Lombardi; Uppsala University
Margarida Rodrigues
Giulia Santangelo; European Commission - Joint Research Centre
Anna Shaleva; European Commission, DG Joint Research Center
   presented by: Giulia Santangelo, European Commission - Joint Research Centre
                         Cristina Bratu, Uppsala University
 
Session 3: S02: Immigration policies
November 27, 2014 11:15 to 13:00
Room B
 
Session Chair: Peter Benczur, EC JRC Ispra
Session type: contributed
 

Mr. Rossi, Mr. Hu and politics. The role of immigration in shaping natives’ political preferences
By Paolo Naticchioni; University of Roma Tre
   presented by: Paolo Naticchioni, University of Roma Tre
 

Clicking on Heaven's Door: The Effect of Immigrant Legalization on Crime
By Paolo Pinotti; Università Bocconi
   presented by: Paolo Pinotti, Università Bocconi
 

Does access to free health insurance crowd-out remittances? Evidence from Mexico's Seguro Popular
By Pedro Paulo Orraca Romano; University of Sussex
   presented by: Pedro Paulo Orraca Romano, University of Sussex
 

Directing remittances to education through soft and hard commitments: Evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment and new product take-up among Filipino migrants in Rome
By Giuseppe De Arcangelis; Sapienza University of Rome
Majlinda Joxhe; IPA
David McKenzie; World Bank
Erwin Tiongson; The World Bank
Dean Yang; University of Michigan
   presented by: Giuseppe De Arcangelis, Sapienza University of Rome
 
Session 4: SP1: Poster Session 1
November 27, 2014 13:00 to 14:30
Ground floor
 
Session type: poster
 

Shall I Follow my Brother? Peer Effects in Living Arrangements
By Ainhoa Aparicio Fenoll; Collegio Carlo Alberto
Veruska Oppedisano; Economic Department
   presented by: Ainhoa Aparicio Fenoll, Collegio Carlo Alberto
 

Impact Evaluation of Cereal Banking on Food and Livelihood Security of Rural Households in The Gambia
By Raymond Jatta; University of Cheikh Anta Diop
   presented by: Raymond Jatta, University of Cheikh Anta Diop
 

The Impact of the ‘Free Choice’ Work/Family Reforms of France and Belgium A Synthetic Control Analysis
By Federico Podestà; Bruno Kessler Foundation
   presented by: Federico Podestà, Bruno Kessler Foundation
 

Synthesizing Cash for Clunkers: Stabilizing the Car Market, Hurting the Environment
By Gregor Pfeifer; Saarland University
Stefan Klossner
   presented by: Gregor Pfeifer, Saarland University
 

Counterfactual impact evaluation of EU funded enterprise support in Portugal
By Ricardo Mamede; ISCTE- IUL and Dinâmia'CET
   presented by: Ricardo Mamede, ISCTE- IUL and Dinâmia'CET
 

Use of Genetic and Coarsened Exact matching to evaluate the effect of university scholarships
By Grazia Graziosi; University of Trieste
   presented by: Grazia Graziosi, University of Trieste
 
Session 5: S03: Active Labour Market policies 1
November 27, 2014 14:30 to 16:15
Room A
 
Session Chair: Marco Caliendo, University of Potsdam
Session type: contributed
 

The impacts of training-intensive labour market policies on NEETs’ labour and educational prospects: evidence from Catalonia (Spain)
By Federico Todeschini; Catalan Instute of Public Policy Evaluation - Ivalua
   presented by: Federico Todeschini, Catalan Instute of Public Policy Evaluation - Ivalua
 

Evaluating a Danish welfare-to-work experiment: Long-term outcomes
By Sofie Brodersen; Aarhus University
   presented by: Sofie Brodersen, Aarhus University
 

Competing Policies? The Effectiveness of Early Vacancy Information and its Effects on ALMP Use
By Ricarda Schmidl; University of Mannheim, IZA
   presented by: Ricarda Schmidl, University of Mannheim, IZA
 

Why do tougher caseworkers increase employment? The role of programme assignment as a causal mechanism
By Martin Huber; University of St. Gallen
Michael Lechner; University of St Gallen
Giovanni Mellace; University of Southern Denmark
   presented by: Giovanni Mellace, University of Southern Denmark
 
Session 6: S04: Gender issues
November 27, 2014 14:30 to 16:15
Room B
 
Session Chair: Beatrice d'Hombres,
Session type: contributed
 

Parental Benefits and Mothers’ Labor Market Outcomes in the Medium Run
By Jochen Kluve; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Sebastian Schmitz; Freie Universität Berlin
   presented by: Sebastian Schmitz, Freie Universität Berlin
 

Effects of Early Childhood Intervention on Maternal Employment, Fertility and Well-Being. Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial
By Malte Sandner; Lower Saxony Institute for Economic Research
   presented by: Malte Sandner, Lower Saxony Institute for Economic Research
 

The evolution of the gender wage gap: 1968-2008
By Blaise Melly; Univerity of Bern
Giulia Santangelo; European Commission - Joint Research Centre
   presented by: Blaise Melly, Bern University
 

Do partial disability pensions close the earnings gap?
By Miguel Malo; University of Salamanca
Begoña Cueto; University of Oviedo
   presented by: Miguel Malo, University of Salamanca
                         Begoña Cueto, University of Oviedo
 
Session 7: S05: Active Labour Market policies 2
November 27, 2014 16:45 to 18:30
Room A
 
Session Chair: Michael Rosholm, Aarhus University
Session type: contributed
 

Effectiveness of Sequences of Classroom Trainings: What works best in West Germany?
By Katharina Dengler; Institute for Employment Research
   presented by: Katharina Dengler, Institute for Employment Research
 

The Role of Sickness in the Evaluation of Job Search Assistance and Sanctions
By Gerard van den Berg; University of Mannheim
Barbara Hofmann; University of Mannheim and IAB
Arne Uhlendorff; University of Mannheim
   presented by: Barbara Hofmann, University of Mannheim and IAB
 

Does housing tenure affect the response of claimants to stricter job search requirements? Evidence from the UK Jobseeker's Allowance
By Andrea Morescalchi; European Commission - DG JRC
Paolo Paruolo; European Commission, DG JRC IPSC
   presented by: Andrea Morescalchi, European Commission - DG JRC
 

When the Going Gets Tough...Reducing Benefits in the Aftermath of the Great Recession
By Yolanda F. Rebollo-Sanz; Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Nuria Rodriguez-Planas; IZA Bonn
   presented by: Yolanda F. Rebollo-Sanz, Universidad Pablo de Olavide
 
Session 8: S06: Social policies
November 27, 2014 16:45 to 18:30
Room B
 
Session Chair: Paolo Naticchioni, University of Roma Tre
Session type: contributed
 

Equalization of opportunity: Definitions, implementable conditions and application to early-childhood policy evaluation
By Francesco Andreoli; CEPS/INSTEAD and University of Verona
Tarjei Havnes; University of Oslo
Arnaud Lefranc; Université de Cergy-Pontoise
   presented by: Francesco Andreoli, CEPS/INSTEAD and University of Verona
 

Nudges at the Dentist
By Christian Traxler; Hertie School of Governance
   presented by: Christian Traxler, Hertie School of Governance
 

Breaking down the wall between Nature and Nurture: An exploration of gendered work preferences in East and West Germany
By Miriam Beblo; University of Hamburg
Luise Goerges; Universitaet Hamburg
   presented by: Luise Goerges, Universitaet Hamburg
 
Session 9: Plenary Session 2
November 28, 2014 9:00 to 10:45
Room A
 
Session Chair: Georg Fischer, European Commission, DG EMPL
Session type: invited
 

Counterfactual impact evaluation is crucial for employment programmes
By Georg Fischer; European Commission, DG EMPL
   presented by: Georg Fischer, European Commission, DG EMPL
 

Poorly Measured Confounders are More Useful on the Left Than on the Right
By Joern-Steffen Pischke; London School of Economics
   presented by: Joern-Steffen Pischke, London School of Economics
 
Session 10: S07: Active Labour Market policies 3
November 28, 2014 11:15 to 13:00
Room A
 
Session Chair: Georg Fischer, European Commission, DG EMPL
Session type: contributed
 

The Minimum Guaranteed Income in the Province of Trento: Evidence from an Impact Evaluation.
By Loris Vergolini; Bruno Kessler Foundation
   presented by: Loris Vergolini, Bruno Kessler Foundation
 

The Labour Market Lessons from Youth Guarantee - Evidence from a Finnish reform
By Ulla Hämäläinen; Social Insurance Institution Finland
Kari Hämäläinen; Government Institute for Economic Research
Juha Tuomala; Government Institute for Economic Resear
   presented by: Ulla Hämäläinen, Social Insurance Institution Finland
 

The effect of a mixed passive and active labour market policy: Evidence from an Italian programme for dismissed workers
By Enrico Rettore; Università degli Studi di Padova
   presented by: Enrico Rettore, Università degli Studi di Padova
 

Evaluating the Effects of Lengths of Participation in the Workforce Investment Act Adult Program via Decomposition Analysis
By Wallice Ao; Institute for Defense Analyses
Sebastian Calonico; University of Miami
Ying-Ying Lee; University of Oxford
   presented by: Ying-Ying Lee, University of Oxford
 
Session 11: S08: Counterfactual Methods
November 28, 2014 11:15 to 13:00
Room B
 
Session Chair: Andrea Morescalchi, European Commission - DG JRC
Session type: contributed
 

Unobservable, but Unimportant? The Influence of Personality Traits (and Other Usually Unobserved Variables) for the Estimation of Treatment Effects
By Marco Caliendo; University of Potsdam
Robert Mahlstedt; IZA Bonn
Oscar Mitnik; FDIC
   presented by: Marco Caliendo, University of Potsdam
 

Bias of Causal Effect Estimators Using Pre-Policy Outcomes
By Sylvain Chabe-Ferret; Toulouse School of Economics
   presented by: Sylvain Chabe-Ferret, Toulouse School of Economics
 

Randomization in Dynamic Settings: Estimating Ex-Ante and Ex-Post Treatment Effects
By Stephen Kastoryano; University of Mannheim
Bas van der Klaauw; VU
   presented by: Stephen Kastoryano, University of Mannheim
 

Identification and Estimation of Treatment Effects in the Presence of Neighbourhood Interactions
By Giovanni Cerulli; CNR
   presented by: Giovanni Cerulli, CNR
 
Session 12: SP2: Poster Session 2
November 28, 2014 13:00 to 14:30
Ground floor
 
Session type: poster
 

Assessing the Lisbon Strategy. A Macro difference-in-difference approach.
By Sergio Destefanis; University of Salerno
   presented by: Sergio Destefanis, University of Salerno
 

High-Speed Internet and Firm Productivity – Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the Province of Trento
By Simone Schüller; IRVAPP-FBK
Giulia Canzian; IRVAPP
Samuele Poy; FBK-IRVAPP
   presented by: Simone Schüller, IRVAPP-FBK and IZA
 

The relationship between panel and synthetic control estimators of the effect of civil war
By Vincenzo Bove; University of Warwick
Leandro Elia; European Commission
Ron Smith; Birkbeck College
   presented by: Leandro Elia, European Commission
 

Students well being and family involment in schools . Challenges in designing an experimental action based on Family Group Conference approach
By Gianluca Argentin; University of Milan Bicocca
   presented by: Gianluca Argentin, University of Milan Bicocca
 

Educational mismatch: Is overeducation persistent or temporary?
By Elena Meroni; DG Joint Research Centre
Stefano Lombardi; DG Joint Research Centre
Esperanza Vera-Toscano; DG Joint Research Centre
   presented by: Stefano Lombardi, DG Joint Research Centre
 
Session 13: S09: Education policies 1
November 28, 2014 14:30 to 16:15
Room A
 
Session Chair: Sylke Schnepf, European Commission
Session type: contributed
 

In a Small Moment:Class Size and Moral Hazard in the Mezzogiorno
By Joshua Angrist; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Erich Battistin; Queen Mary University of London
Daniela Vuri; University of Rome Tor Vergata
   presented by: Daniela Vuri, University of Rome Tor Vergata
 

Trying to raise (low) math achievement and to promote (rigorous) policy evaluation in Italy. Evidence from a large scale randomized trial
By Giovanni Abbiati
   presented by: Giovanni Abbiati,
 

New Evidence on the Effects of the Shortened School Duration in Germany - An Evaluation of Post-School Education Decisions
By Tobias Meyer; NIW Hannover
Stephan Thomsen; NIW Hannover
   presented by: Tobias Meyer, NIW Hannover
 

Adverse effects of increased education efficiency? The impact of shortening high school tenure on graduation age, grade repetitions and graduation rates
By Mathias Huebener; DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research
Jan Marcus; DIW Berlin
   presented by: Mathias Huebener, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research
 
Session 14: S10: Credit and taxation policies
November 28, 2014 14:30 to 16:15
Room B
 
Session Chair: Daniele Bondonio, University of Piemonte Orientale
Session type: contributed
 

Public Guarantees to SME Borrowing. An RDD Evaluation
By Alessio D'Ignazio; Bank of Italy
Guido de Blasio; Bank of Italy
Paolo Finaldi Russo; banca d'italia
Lavinia Stoppani; Università di Milano Bicocca
   presented by: Alessio D'Ignazio, Bank of Italy
 

Internal Migration and Financing Availability: Evidence from Thailand
By Cecilia Poggi; University of Sussex
   presented by: Cecilia Poggi, University of Sussex
 

Employment Tax Credits and Job Creation Trends in SMEs: Evidence from a Policy Intervention in Italy
By Maria Teresa Monteduro; Finance Department (Ministry of Economy and Finance)
Marco Manzo; Finance Department (Ministry of Economy and Finance)
Federica Alivernini; Soluzioni per il Sistema Economico S.p.A.
Daniela Bucci; Soluzioni per il Sistema Economico S.p.A.
Jacopo Canello; Soluzioni per il Sistema Economico S.p.A.
Fabrizio De Grandis; Soluzioni per il Sistema Economico
Marco Mastracci; Soluzioni per il Sistema Economico S.p.A.
Paolo Pavone; Soluzioni per il Sistema Economico S.p.A.
   presented by: Jacopo Canello, Soluzioni per il Sistema Economico S.p.A.
 

Income Taxation, Transfers and Labour Supply at the Extensive Margin
By Peter Benczur; EC JRC Ispra
Gábor Kátay; Banque de France
Aron Kiss; European Commission
Oliver Racz; Central European University
   presented by: Peter Benczur, EC JRC Ispra
 
Session 15: S11: Education policies 2
November 28, 2014 16:45 to 18:00
Room A
 
Session Chair: Enrico Rettore, Università degli Studi di Padova
Session type: contributed
 

Educational Attainment of Second-Generation Immigrants: A U.S. - Canada Comparison
By Xingfei Liu; IZA Bon Germany
   presented by: Xingfei Liu, IZA Bon Germany
 

Selecting University Professors in Italy: much ‘ado’ about nothing?
By Daniele Checchi; University of Milan
Stefano Verzillo; University of Milan
   presented by: Daniele Checchi, University of Milan
 

The Mirage of Elite Schools: Evidence from Lottery-based School Admissions in China
By Hongliang Zhang; The Chinese University of Hong Kong
   presented by: Hongliang Zhang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
 
Session 16: S12: Competitiveness policies
November 28, 2014 16:45 to 18:00
Room B
 
Session Chair: Leandro Elia, European Commission
Session type: contributed
 

Beyond the SUTVA: how policy evaluations change when we allow for interactions among firms
By Augusto Cerqua; University of Westminster
Guido Pellegrini; Department of Economic and Social Analyses
   presented by: Augusto Cerqua, University of Westminster
 

Employment Effect of Innovation
By d'Artis Kancs; European Commission
Boriss Siliverstovs; ETH Zurich
   presented by: d'Artis Kancs, European Commission
 

Is it profitable to be green? Preliminary results of an econometric evaluetaion using Coarsened Exact Matching on survey data
By Cesare Riillo; STATEC
   presented by: Cesare Riillo, STATEC

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