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Statistical Tools for Program Evaluation

Methods and Applications to Economic Policy, Public Health, and Education

  • Jean-Michel Josselin
  • Benoît Le Maux

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jean-Michel Josselin, Benoît Le Maux
    Pages 1-12
  3. Identifying the Context of the Program

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Jean-Michel Josselin, Benoît Le Maux
      Pages 15-43
    3. Jean-Michel Josselin, Benoît Le Maux
      Pages 45-88
    4. Jean-Michel Josselin, Benoît Le Maux
      Pages 89-135
    5. Jean-Michel Josselin, Benoît Le Maux
      Pages 137-187
    6. Jean-Michel Josselin, Benoît Le Maux
      Pages 189-231
  4. Ex ante Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Jean-Michel Josselin, Benoît Le Maux
      Pages 235-267
    3. Jean-Michel Josselin, Benoît Le Maux
      Pages 269-289
    4. Jean-Michel Josselin, Benoît Le Maux
      Pages 291-324
    5. Jean-Michel Josselin, Benoît Le Maux
      Pages 325-383
    6. Jean-Michel Josselin, Benoît Le Maux
      Pages 385-416
  5. Ex post Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Jean-Michel Josselin, Benoît Le Maux
      Pages 419-442
    3. Jean-Michel Josselin, Benoît Le Maux
      Pages 443-488
    4. Jean-Michel Josselin, Benoît Le Maux
      Pages 489-531

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a self-contained presentation of the statistical tools required for evaluating public programs, as advocated by many governments, the World Bank, the European Union, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. After introducing the methodological framework of program evaluation, the first chapters are devoted to the collection, elementary description and multivariate analysis of data as well as the estimation of welfare changes. The book then successively presents the tools of ex-ante methods (financial analysis, budget planning, cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness and multi-criteria evaluation) and ex-post methods (benchmarking, experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation). The step-by-step approach and the systematic use of numerical illustrations equip readers to handle the statistics of program evaluation.

It not only offers practitioners from public administrations, consultancy firms and nongovernmental organizations the basic tools and advanced techniques used in program assessment, it is also suitable for executive management training, upper undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as for self-study.

Keywords

Public projects Public policy Education Evaluation tools Statistical tools Project analysis Policy analysis Public administration Public health Public economics Project evaluation Policy evaluation

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Michel Josselin
    • 1
  • Benoît Le Maux
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of Rennes 1RennesFrance
  2. 2.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of Rennes 1RennesFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52827-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52826-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52827-4
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