Econometric Evaluation of Socio-Economic Programs: Theory and Applications by Giovanni CerulliEconometric Evaluation of Socio-Economic Programs: Theory and Applications by Giovanni Cerulli

Econometric Evaluation of Socio-Economic Programs: Theory and Applications

byGiovanni Cerulli

Hardcover | May 21, 2015

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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.

Giovanni Cerulli is researcher at CNR-IRCrES (National Research Council of Italy - Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth). He took a degree in Statistics and a PhD in Economic Sciences from Sapienza University of Rome. His research deals with both theoretical and applied econometrics of program evaluation, including dose-re...
Title:Econometric Evaluation of Socio-Economic Programs: Theory and ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:308 pagesPublished:May 21, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3662464047

ISBN - 13:9783662464045

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Table of Contents

Preface.- 1 An Introduction to the Econometrics of Program Evaluation.- 2 Methods Based on Selection on Observables.- 3 Methods Based on Selection on Unobservables.- 4 Local Average Treatment Effect and Regression-Discontinuity-Design.

Editorial Reviews

"This book gives a comprehensive account of micro-econometric techniques for such evidence-based programme evaluation in the social sciences. . gives an up-to-date account of the subject and a comprehensive description of each technique, covering both theoretical aspects and issues of application such as model checking, accuracy and reliability of results, and computation including related software. . book is well written and clearly arranged and can be recommended to all statisticians with an interest in programme evaluation in the social sciences." (Peter Hackl, Statistics Papers, Vol. 57, 2016)