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2 May 2024

Milan CBA Summer School: early bird deadline until 10 May

The XI edition of the Milan Summer School in Cost-Benefit Analysis will be held in Milan from 9 to 13 September 2024. Until 10 MAY 2024 (extended deadline), it is possible to register for the course at a discounted early bird fee.

The Summer School offers an intensive and interactive learning experience focused on CBA as a tool supporting the decision-making process of public investments. It allows participants to acquire a solid background in different aspects:

  • Understanding the principles and methods of CBA (how to design and run a financial, economic, sensitivity and risk analysis);
  • Getting an in-depth knowledge of its sectoral application (the typical benefits to consider by sector and the techniques most frequently used to evaluate them);
  • Assessing the completeness and quality of a real-life CBA (practice on real-life cases and critical discussion).

Participants may join the format that best suits their needs and availability:

  • The Full Course includes both the general principles of CBA and its sectoral application (9-13 September 2024)
  • Module I - General Principles and Methods of CBA (9-10 September 2024)
  • Module II – Sectoral Application of CBA (11-13 September 2024).

The Summer School’s lecturers are experts – academics and consultants - with longstanding experience designing, implementing and reviewing CBA of infrastructure projects. Amongst them are experts involved in preparing the European Commission’s Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects and the Economic Appraisal Vademecum 2021-2027.

Previous participants said:

  • “Outstanding course where I have learnt many new concepts as well as their practical application. The chance to share with many different people from different countries enriches the course very much. The lecturers are excellent!”
  • “The school was very professional and well organized. A lot of practical cases and examples from various sectors, which helped to have an overall approach”.
  • “I have enjoyed the course and will be recommending it to my colleagues. I was not very experienced, but the hands-on session was really helpful in understanding the context of CBA.”
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