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Summer School

The VI edition of Milan Summer School on: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment projects will be held on September 5-9, 2016. This year the structure has been completely revised to offer a more refined programme combining the need to provide an overview and introduction to principles and methods of CBA and, at the same time, to offer a more in-depth understanding of sectoral applications. For more information: Summer School

CSIL activities

EC CBA Guide

CSIL experts authored the Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects.
The Guide is obligatory for all major projects submitted to ESIF 2014-2020. The updated Guide is available on INFOREGIO website. To read more on CSIL contribution

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

CSIL has concluded a three-year research project supported by a EIBURS grant of the European Investment Bank Institute. The project was carried out in collaboration with the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (DEMM) and the Departments of Physics of the University of Milan. The research topic was the Cost/Benefit Analysis in the Research, Development and Innovation Sector (for further details see A workshop was organized at DG Research to present final results. To read more see the full article

CSIL experts contributed to the RSA e-book on the EU Cohesion Policy

CSIL experts have contributed to the e-book recently published by the Regional Studies Association - Dotti, N.F., (ed.), 2016. Learning from implementation and evaluation of the EU Cohesion Policy: Lessons from a research-policy dialogue -  by authoring the paper "Supporting SMEs innovation and growth: lessons learned from a theory-based impact evaluation".


CSIL joined the workshop on the EU R&I in Support of the Earth Observation Market

CSIL was invited to join the workshop on the EU R&I in Support of the Earth Observation Market held in Brussels on 21-22 September 2016. CSIL expert - Laura Del Ponte - contributed with a discussion on public policy instruments for promoting the uptake of eo technologies in european markets.


CSIL experts joined the 12th EES Biennial Conference

CSIL experts - Florio M., Sirtori, E. and Vignetti, S. -  joined the 12th EES Biennial Conference "Evaluation Futures in Europe and beyond. Connectivity, Innovation and Use", held in Maastricht on September 26th - 30th, 2016.



World Furniture Outlook Seminar 2016

15th edition organized by CSIL, Centre for Industrial Studies

The workshop was held during the 55th Milan International Furniture Fairs Salone del Mobile.Milano on April 13, 2016 (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 2016

CSIL experts illustrated the main results of latest analysis and forecasts for Italy and the global furniture scenario, as well as prospects and opportunities on the most promising furniture markets. 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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