Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Nuno Crato, Paolo Paruolo
    Pages 1-14 Open Access
  3. Microdata for Policy Research

  4. Microdata Access

  5. Counterfactual Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Andrea Morescalchi, Sander van Veldhuizen, Bart Voogt, Benedikt Vogt
      Pages 183-202 Open Access
    3. Rudy Douven, Laura van Geest, Sander Gerritsen, Egbert Jongen, Arjan Lejour
      Pages 203-219 Open Access
    4. Jacob Nielsen Arendt, Mette Verner
      Pages 221-236 Open Access
    5. Claudio Deiana, Gianluca Mazzarella
      Pages 237-248 Open Access
    6. Julio Cáceres-Delpiano, Eugenio P. Giolito
      Pages 249-267 Open Access
  6. Use of Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Matej Bajgar, Chiara Criscuolo
      Pages 289-311 Open Access
    3. Rita Santos, Sara Barsanti, Chiara Seghieri
      Pages 313-332 Open Access
    4. Sven Langedijk, Ian Vollbracht, Paolo Paruolo
      Pages 333-346 Open Access

About this book


In the light of better and more detailed administrative databases, this open access book provides statistical tools for evaluating the effects of public policies advocated by governments and public institutions. Experts from academia, national statistics offices and various research centers present modern econometric methods for an efficient data-driven policy evaluation and monitoring, assess the causal effects of policy measures and report on best practices of successful data management and usage. Topics include data confidentiality, data linkage, and national practices in policy areas such as public health, education and employment. It offers scholars as well as practitioners from public administrations, consultancy firms and nongovernmental organizations insights into counterfactual impact evaluation methods and the potential of data-based policy and program evaluation. 


Open Access Policy Impact Evaluation Policy Evaluation Public Policy Administrative Data Big Data Counterfactual Impact Evaluation Database Linkage Data Anonymity and Data Availability Public Policy Evaluation CIE Microdata Evaluation

Editors and affiliations

  • Nuno Crato
    • 1
  • Paolo Paruolo
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Lisbon IspraItaly
  2. 2.Joint Research Centre IspraItaly

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