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Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation (CC-ME)

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


Case studies in Microeconomic Evaluation 2022

Data and methods for learning what works - Third edition


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, one per week, on Nov 16, Nov 23, and  Nov 30, 2022, from 15.00 to 16.00.



Online – Details to access the web event will be shared the day before each event. Participants should register through EU Learn. (keywords: “Case studies” and “Microeconomic evaluation”).
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Introductory slides



Nov 16, 2022

h 15:00-16:00

Method: Difference-in-Differences  



Case study 1: "Assessing the economic impact of faster payments in Business-to-Business commercial transactions"



Partner: DG GROW

Case study 1 in Microeconomic Evaluation - Data and methods for learning what works & paper


Nov 23, 2022

h 15:00-16:00

Method: Propensity Score Matching  



Case study: "Does labour protection influence mental-health responses to employment shocks? Evidence on older workers in Europe"



Partner: DG EMPL

Case Study 2 in Microeconomic Evaluation - Data and methods for learning what works & The Role of Employment Protection Legislation Regimes in Shaping the Impact of Job Disruption on Older Workers’ Mental Health in Times of COVID-19


Nov 30, 2022

h 15:00-16:00

Method: Regression Discontinuity Design



Case study: "The impact of the European Research Council grants on scientific productivity"



Partner: DG RTD


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 & questions (15 minutes)

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