Data-Driven Policy Impact Evaluation

How Access to Microdata is Transforming Policy Design

by Nuno Crato, Paolo Paruolo

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Book Description

In the light of better and more detailed administrative databases, this book provides statistical tools for evaluating the effects of public policies advocated by governments and public institutions. Experts from academia, national statistics offices and various research centers present modern econometric methods for an efficient data-driven policy evaluation and monitoring, assess the causal effects of policy measures and report on best practices of successful data management and usage. Topics include data confidentiality, data linkage, and national practices in policy areas such as public health, education and employment. It offers scholars as well as practitioners from public administrations, consultancy firms and nongovernmental organizations insights into counterfactual impact evaluation methods and the potential of data-based policy and program evaluation.

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Table of Contents

The Power of Microdata: An Introduction
Part I
Microdata for Policy Research
From 'Intruders' to 'Partners': The Evolution of the Relationship Between the Research Community and Sources of Official
Microdata for Social Sciences and Policy Evaluation as a Public Good
Overview of Data Linkage Methods for Policy Design and Evaluation
Privacy in Microdata Release: Challenges, Techniques, and Approaches
Part II
Microdata Access
Access to European Statistical System Microdata
Giving the International Scientific Community Access to German Labor Market Data: A Success Story
Hungary: A Case Study on Improving Access to Administrative Data in a Low-Trust Environment
Experimental and Longitudinal Data for Scientific and Policy Research: Open Access to Data Collected in the Longitudinal Internet Studies for the Social Sciences (LISS) Panel
Part III
Counterfactual Studies
Public Policy, Big Data, and Counterfactual Evaluation: An Illustration from an Employment Activation
The Use of Administrative Data to Evaluate the Impact of Active Labor Market Policies: The Case of the Italian Liste di Mobilità
Negative Home Equity and Job Mobility
Microdata and Policy Evaluation at CPB
Long-Term Effects of a Social Intervention for Vulnerable Youth: A Register-Based Study
Does the Road to Happiness Depend on the Retirement Decision? Evidence from Italy
The Impact of Age of Entry on Academic Progression
Part IV
Use of Results
Use of Administrative Data for Counterfactual Impact Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies in Europe: Country and Time Comparisons
Designing Evaluation of Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland
Pay for Performance in Primary Care: The Use of Administrative Data by Health Economists
The Potential of Administrative Microdata for Better Policy-Making in Europe

Book Details

Politics and Government
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
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7.1 MB

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