Knowledge, innovation, entrepeneurship: the ingredients of economic development.

Our contribution: careful analysis, global perspective, feasible projects


Special Report: Horizon Africa

During the Seminar for the Furniture and Furnishings Markets Worldwide" (November 21, 2014) CSIL experts will illustrate the main results of a new study focusing on AFRICA. more info

CSIL activities

Summer School

CSIL together with the University of Milan organised the fourth edition of the Milan Summer School on: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment projects. The new Programming Period 2014-2020.
September 9-12, 2014
For more information: Summer School 2014

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.


CSIL trainig 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.


CSIL intervention during the OPEN DAYS 2014

CSIL was invited to join the workshop on "a place-based approach for areas far away from basic services", jointly organised by the Commission and the Italian presidency of the Council. CSIL presented evidence collected within the framework of a recent study.


Ex-Post evaluation of ERDF and Cohesion Fund Interventions: CSIL contribution

CSIL is contributing to the comprehensive programme of ex post evaluations of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF) interventions financed over the 2007-2013 programming period.



World Furniture Outlook Seminar 2014

The World Furniture Outlook 2014 Seminar organized by CSIL took place in Milan on April 10th, during the 53rd Milan International Furniture Fair iSaloni.



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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