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Event | 24 Jun 2024

COMPIE 2024 conference

Developments in the theory and the applications of counterfactual methods for policy impact evaluation. Amsterdam (The Netherlands) 24-26 June, 2024

The European Commission's Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation (CC-ME), in collaboration with the School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and the Tinbergen Institute (The Netherlands), is happy to announce the conference: 

COMPIE 2024 conference -  (COunterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation) -  Amsterdam (The Netherlands) 24-26 June, 2024 


The conference will be held in-person only. It will start at 13:00 on 24 June 2024 and end at 16:00 on 26 June 2024 CET.


Department of Economics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam 

Address: Vrije Universiteit – Main building, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam


The conference will consist of plenary, contributed and organised sessions. The conference will be in-person-only.

Keynote speakers

Conference objectives

The aim of COMPIE is to bring together practitioners and academics to discuss developments in the theory and the applications of counterfactual methods for policy impact evaluation. Applications can cover a broad range of interventions, from labor and social policy to regulation and funding programmes, ideally with a focus on EU policies or developing countries.

Paper submissions

Link to submissions.

Important dates

  • Paper submissions: January 1, 2024 to 28 February, 2024.
  • Acceptance decision: 30 April 2024. Authors of accepted papers need to register by 10 May 2024 to confirm participation.
  • Registration: between 1 May and 14 May, 2024 at this link  
  • Program: preliminary program at this link

Local organizing committee 

  • Nadine Ketel 
  • Bas van der Klaauw 

Department of Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 

Contact points

for the local organization: Nadine Ketel and Bas van der Klaauw; 

for the program: Paolo Paruolo

Programme Committee 

  • Antoine Bozio, Paris School of Economics
  • Massimiliano Bratti, University of Milan
  • Alex Bryson, University College London
  • Marco Caliendo, University of Potsdam
  • Lorenzo Cappellari, Cattolica University, Milan
  • Bart Cockx, Ghent University
  • Maurizio Conti, University of Genoa
  • Tomaso Duso, DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research)
  • Oliver Falck, CESifo Institute, Munich
  • Markus Frölich, University of Mannheim
  • Martin Huber, University of Fribourg
  • Nadine Ketel, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Jochen Kluve, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Michael Lechner, University of St. Gallen
  • Claudio Lucifora, Cattolica University, Milan
  • Giovanni Mellace, University of Southern Denmark
  • Blaise Melly, University of Bern
  • Hessel Oosterbeek, University of Amsterdam
  • Paolo Paruolo, European Commission JRC, Chair
  • Guido Pellegrini, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Chiara Pronzato, University of Torino
  • Enrico Rettore, University of Padova
  • Michael Rosholm, Aarhus University
  • Sylke Schnepf, European Commission JRC
  • Bas van der Klaauw, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
  • Jan van Ours, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Frank Verboven, KU Leuven
  • Andrea Weber, Central European University.


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