Switzerland, Geneva

Evaluating Policy Interventions

when 3 July 2017 - 7 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 ECTS
fee CHF 990

Does welfare spending reduce poverty? Does the minimum wage destroy jobs? Does trade liberalisation increase inequality? Does development aid really help poor countries? Do longer sentences reduce crime? Policy makers around the globe are confronted with these questions on a daily basis and effective policy interventions can only be designed with good answers.

Measuring and understanding the effect of policies is now more important than ever in any field, from development to labour, from finance to education and beyond. The Geneva Summer School in “Evaluating Policy Interventions” offers students a comprehensive understanding of the most advanced techniques of policy evaluation through a powerful combination of theoretical classes and applied examples.

The faculty is a mix of internationally renowned academics and policy analysts working in the most influential international organisations and public administrations from around the globe.

Course leader

Course Director

Stefan Sperlich
Geneva School of Management and Economics (GSEM)
University of Geneva


Blaise Melly, University of Bern
Giacomo De Giorgi, New York Federal Bank
Ignacio Moral-Arce, AIREF, Spain
Jean-Luis Arcand

Target group

The course is open to both Master and PhD students from Universities and Research Institutions as well as to the staff of international organisations. The mix of academics and practitioners on both sides, i.e. teaching faculty and audience, is intended to mutually learn from each other and facilitate the networking between both sides.

Credits info

Participants will be provided with a Certificate of Completion of the course if they satisfy attendance and evaluation requirements. It is the participant’s responsibility to verify the validity of the course and validate it at their home university prior to participating in the course.

Fee info

CHF 990: May 1st, 2017: 990 CHF

Few places available with a discount of 500 CHF (50%) for participants from least developed countries (LDC).

Tuition fees do not include housing or travel.

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