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CSIL is looking for an organizational and administrative officer to support the 'Development and Evaluation studies' team.


Summer School

The VII edition of Milan Summer School on: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment projects will be held on September 18-23, 2017. More details at: 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

A new publication on theory-based evaluation

CSIL has recently contributed to a publication - from the Polish Agency for Enterpise Development - devoted to the theory and practice of evaluation of public interventions. The paper authored by CSIL experts focuses on testing intervention theory by using a Bayesian Network Analysis. Evidence from a pilot exercise on SMEs support is provided.


Assessing the economic impact of CERN technological procurement

What is the value to a firm of being involved in the construction of CERN accelerators? CSIL experts are currently collaborating with the University of Milan and CERN to answer this question. Preliminary results of this study have been presented in Berlin, during the FCC week (May 29 - June 2, 2017).


CBA Guide is now available in Italian

The Guide on Cost-Benefit Analysis adopted by the Europen Commission, DG Regional Policy in 2014 is now available in Italian. CSIL experts supervised the preparation of this version and contributed with a new chapter on cost-benefit analysis in the culture sector.



Forecasts for the Furniture and furnishings Markets in 2017

CSIL experts will illustrate 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

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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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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