Counterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation (COMPIE)

The JRC, together with the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, is organising the conference «Counterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation (COMPIE)», taking place in Rome, on November 27–28 2014.  This is an institutional event of the Italian Semester of Presidency of the Council of Europe.  Keynote speakers include Jochen Kluve (Humboldt-Universität Berlin), and Steve Pischke (London School of Economics).


The aim is to discuss developments in counterfactual methods applied to the impact evaluation of policy interventions, with a focus on employment, social and education policies. This is in line with the emphasis on evidence-based policy-making in the EU 2014-20 programming period.

The main policy areas of interest are – but are not confined to – labour market, social and education policies, both in Europe and elsewhere. Special emphasis will be given to contributions that link Counterfactual Impact Evaluations to improvements in the design of policy interventions.


Deadline for submissions of papers is now closed. Please see the call for papers for more information. Authors may be asked to present their paper in the poster sesión.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission: 15 May 2014
  • Acceptance decision: 9 September 2014
  • Confirmation of participation to conference: 21 September 2014
  • Registration for the conference: from 10 September


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