Counterfactual Impact Evaluation

A.Y. 2020/2021
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
April 2021
Lead instructor: Giovanni Maria Abbiati
The aim of the course is introducing the main tools used for data analysis and applied empirical research, focusing in particular on the estimation of causal relationships. The methods covered will allow students to address questions that are relevant from a social, economic, and political perspective: Which are the economic returns of one additional year of schooling? Do democratic institutions promote economic development? Do longer prison sentences deter crimes? What are the effects of immigration? These are just examples of the type of questions that will motivate the use of this family of empirical methods.
Mandatory for students of PhD program in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies.
Assessment methods
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • for courses starting in September 2021, until 30 August 2021.

Deadlines for enrolment in courses of the next academic year (2021/2022) will be announced.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


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