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Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation

We advise and support EU policy making through ex-post causal evaluation and data-driven microeconomic analysis.


Case studies in Microeconomic Evaluation 2021

Series of webinars on case studies in evaluation of EU policies on November 11, 18 and 25, 2021


The aim of the training is to share good practice in evaluation of impacts of EU policies. The focus is on how to use causal methodologies to inform the evaluation process, from the design to the choice of data, to the analysis and to the interpretation of results.



Three webinars, on Nov 11,  18 and 25, 2021.



Online – Details to access the web event will be shared the day before each event.

Participants from the Commission: please register through EU Learn (keywords: “Case studies” and “Microeconomic evaluation”). For any additional info, please contact:




Nov 11, 2021

h 15:00-16:00

Method: Regression Discontinuity Design



Case study: “The impact of a need based higher education grant on students’ academic progression. Evidences from Portugal”



Partner: DG EMPL



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Nov 18, 2021

h 15:00-16:00

Method: Generalized propensity score matching



Case study: “Evaluating the CAP’s impact on value added and employment in rural areas”



Partner: DG AGRI



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Nov 25, 2021 

h 15:00-16:00

Method: Difference-in-Differences



Case study: “The impact of Roam-Like-At-Home on the roaming market and European consumers’ welfare”



Partner: DG CNECT

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How: Each webinar is focused on a different methodology and it is divided in 3 sections:

  • Section 1: Brief introduction to the method (15 minutes)
  • Section 2: Case study (30 minutes)
  • Section 3: Discussion (15 minutes)


Presentations will be given by JRC- I.1.CC-ME; discussants come from the Partner DG