Econometric Evaluation of Socio-Economic Programs

Theory and Applications

  • Giovanni┬áCerulli

Part of the Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Applied Econometrics book series (ASTA, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Giovanni Cerulli
    Pages 49-159
  3. Giovanni Cerulli
    Pages 161-227

About this book


This book provides advanced theoretical and applied tools for the implementation of modern micro-econometric techniques in evidence-based program evaluation for the social sciences. The author presents a comprehensive toolbox for designing rigorous and effective ex-post program evaluation using the statistical software package Stata. For each method, a statistical presentation is developed, followed by a practical estimation of the treatment effects. By using both real and simulated data, readers will become familiar with evaluation techniques, such as regression-adjustment, matching, difference-in-differences, instrumental-variables and regression-discontinuity-design, and are given practical guidelines for selecting and applying suitable methods for specific policy contexts.


Ex-Post Evaluation Micro-Econometric Analysis Program Evaluation Stata Routines Treatment Effects

Authors and affiliations

  • Giovanni┬áCerulli
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute on Sustainable Economic GrowthCNR-CERIS National Research Council of ItalyRomaItaly

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