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Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation (CC-ME)

Mission

The Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation (CC-ME) aims to enhance the EU policy process through ex-post causal evaluation and data-driven microeconomic analysis.

Services

The Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation serves as a focal point of reference to support policy-making across a wide range of areas of impact evaluation of EU policies, by providing advice on data collection and evaluation design, capacity building on counterfactual methods, microeconometric analysis and counterfactual impact evaluation.

It also provides infrastructure for evaluation knowledge management, in the form of a (Micro) Data Bank and an Evaluations Bank.

Data and methods

The Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation contributes to ensure that both appropriate counterfactual methods and micro-data sources are used in a systematic way across the Commission policy cycle.

Focus

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.

/jrc/en/file/174354Difference-in-Differences method for policy evaluation

/jrc/en/file/174355Regression Discontinuity Design for policy evaluation

Relationship with CRIE

The Centre for Research on Impact Evaluation (CRIE), jointly established in collaboration with DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, was the precursor and now an integral part, of The Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation.

/jrc/en/video/how-evaluate-policyHow to evaluate policy