Impact evaluation: treatment effects and causal analysis

PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication date2019

In recent years, interest in rigorous impact evaluation has grown tremendously in policymaking, economics, public health, social sciences and international relations. Evidence-based policymaking has become a recurring theme in public policy, alongside greater demands for accountability in public policies and public spending, and requests for independent and rigorous impact evaluations for policy evidence. Frölich and Sperlich offer a comprehensive and up-to-date approach to quantitative impact evaluation analysis, also known as causal inference or treatment effect analysis, illustrating the main approaches for identification and estimation: experimental studies, randomisation inference and randomised control trials (RCTs), matching and propensity score matching and weighting, instrumental variable estimation, difference-in-differences, regression discontinuity designs, quantile treatment effects and evaluation of dynamic treatments. The book is designed for economics graduate courses but can also serve as a manual for professionals in research institutes, governments and international organisations evaluating the impact of a wide range of public policies in health, environment, transport and economic development.

Citation (ISO format)
SPERLICH, Stefan Andréas, FRÖLICH, Markus. Impact evaluation: treatment effects and causal analysis. [s.l.] : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
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