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Summer School

CSIL together with the University of Milan organised the 5th edition of the Milan Summer School on: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment projects. The new Programming Period 2014-2020.
September 8-11, 2015
Application deadline extended till June 30th
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CSIL activities

Welcome to EXPO 2015

EXPO Milano 2015 is a unique opportunity for people to meet and share business and personal services. CSIL is pleased to invite you to WelcomeCOOP download invitation.

Cost/Benefit Analysis in the Research, Development and Innovation Sector

The European Investment Bank Institute (EIB Institute) recently has awarded CSIL a research grant as partner in a consortium led by the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (DEMM) of the University of Milan, and including the Departments of Physics of the University of Milan. The research topic is the Cost/Benefit Analysis in the Research, Development and Innovation Sector (for further details see

Update of the Guide to Cost Benefit Analysis of EU Investment Projects

CSIL experts are currently updating the Guide to Cost Benefit Analysis of EU Investment Projects, on behalf of the European Commission, Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy.


Launch event of the updated Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) Guide.

On July 2nd 2015, Davide Sartori and Massimo Florio were invited as speakers at the launch event of the updated Cost-Benefit Analysis Guide adopted by the European Commission for the 2014-2020 programming period.


CSIL experts present Cost-Benefit Analysis of the LHC to 2025 and beyond

Massimo Florio presents “Cost-Benefit Analysis of the LHC to 2025 and beyond: Was it Worth it?” at CERN Colloquium.The presentation took place on 11th June 2015 from to


CSIL training on railway investments, 15-17 October in Warsaw

CSIL has organized a seminar on cost-benefit analysis of railway investments for PKP POLSKIE LINIE KOLEJOWE S.A. It focused on the rail investment sector, while discussing the new orientations of the Cohesion Policy 2014-2020.



World Furniture Outlook Seminar 2015

14th edition organized by CSIL, Centre for Industrial Studies

The workshop was held during the 54th Milan International Furniture Fairs I SALONI on April 15, 2015 (h 11.00 - 13.00) at the Fiera Milano Rho Congress Centre, Meeting Room AQUARIUS

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Forecasts for the Furniture and furnishings Markets in 2015

CSIL experts illustrated the main results of latest analysis and forecsts for the global furniture scenario as well as prospects and opportunities on the most promising furniture markets in Africa more info


A new publication Applied Welfare Economics: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Projects and Policies authored by Massimo Florio and published by Routledge is now available at for purchase.
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