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Sep 26 2018
Sep 28 2018

Call for papers "Counterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation 2018" (COMPIE 2018)

The European Commission, in collaboration with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, is organising the Counterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation 2018 (COMPIE 2018) conference.

Keynote speakers: Joshua Angrist (MIT) and Jesse Rothstein (University of California, Berkeley).


The aim of the conference is to bring together policy makers and researchers to discuss developments in counterfactual methods and applications of impact evaluation. The latter can cover a broad range of interventions, from labor and social policy to regulation and funding programmes, ideally with a focus on EU policies.


  • Paper submissions: from March 1 to April 30, 2018. Click here to submit your paper
  • Acceptance decision: July 1, 2018
  • Confirmation of participation: August 1, 2018
  • Registration: August 1 to September 15, 2018
  • Final program: September 1, 2018

Authors may be asked to present their paper in the poster sessions.


The conference will consist of plenary, contributed and poster sessions. Plenary sessions will host two keynote speakers; the contributed sessions and the poster sessions will include contributed papers submitted through the call for papers.


Register online between August 1 to September 15, 2018. Instructions will follow.


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, School of Business and Economics Spandauer Straße 1, D-10178 Berlin


There is no hotel special fare for conference participants. Conference participants should book their accommodation directly.

Programme Committee

Sascha Becker, University of Warwick
Massimiliano Bratti, University of Milan
Alex Bryson, UCL London
Marco Caliendo, Potsdam University
Lorenzo Cappellari, Catholic University, Milan
Bart Cockx, University of Ghent
Maurizio Conti, University of Genoa
Oliver Falck, CES IFO
Markus Froelich, University of Mannheim
Guido de Blasio, Bank of Italy
Jochen Kluve (Co Chair), Humboldt University, Berlin
Michael Lechner, University of St. Gallen
Claudio Lucifora, Catholic University, Milan
Hessel Oosterbeek, University of Amsterdam
Paolo Paruolo (Chair), EC DG JRC
Paolo Pinotti, Bocconi University, Milan
Chiara Pronzato, University of Turin
Enrico Rettore, University of Padua
Michael Rosholm, University of Aarhus
Sylke Schnepf, EC DG JRC
Tommaso Valletti, Imperial College and EC DG COMP
Jan van-Ours, Tilburg University