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The role of microeconomic evaluation in ex-post impact quantification of EU policies

May 19 2016
May 19 2016
Brussels, Rue de la Loi 200

The purpose of the event is to bring together policymakers, analysts and researchers from the European Commission, international organisations, think tanks and academia, to discuss the role of quantitative evaluation of policy impacts in the European policy process.

During the event, the JRC will launch the Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation. The Commission’s focus on quantification of EU policy results generates on the one hand demand for transversal, robust, objective and transparent impact evaluation tools; on the other hand it calls for an increased accessibility to existing administrative micro-data sources to foster microeconomic impact evaluations.

By bringing together relevant policy and scientific expertise across the Commission, the Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation will help ensure that both appropriate counterfactual methods and micro-data sources are used in a systematic way across the Commission policy cycle. Quantitative evaluation of EU policies across a variety of socio-economic outcomes could greatly contribute to the Better Regulation agenda, the European Semester and the targeting of the European Structural Investment Funds.

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Sven Langedijk and Paolo Paruolo, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation

Laura van Geest, Director of Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB)
How can policy benefit from micro econometric analysis

Klaus F. Zimmermann, Bonn Graduate School of Economics, Harvard University & UNU-MERIT
Practice of policy impact evaluation analysis

Mariana Hristcheva, European Commission, DG Regional and Urban Policy
Result orientation in 2014-2020 and beyond