Development and Evaluation Studies
Chiara Pancotti holds a degree in Economics from Bicocca University (Milan). In 2011 she joined the Development and Evaluation Unit at CSIL. She has been specializing in the evaluation of development projects and in financial, economic and risk analyses of infrastructure investments, especially in the RDI and environmental fields. In this context she has gained experience in providing technical assistance for the preparation of the cost-benefit analyses and application forms for request of co-financing with ERDF under the 2007-13 Operational Programmes of a number of major projects. She has been part of the team in charge of developing the European Commission New Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis and she has contributed to Massimo Florio's recent publication Applied Welfare Economics, by authoring the chapter on welfare weights and distributional impacts. More recently she has been involved in a research project on the Cost-Benefit Analysis in the RDI Sector in the frame of the EIBURS Programme and she has been lecturer during the last edition of the Milan Summer School on Cost-Benefit Analysis of investment projects as well as in other training courses at European level. Chiara has also gained a sound experience in the field of regional development and evaluation of project and programmes co-financed by public funds. Indeed, she has participated in different studies on behalf of the European Investment Bank, the European Parliament and the European Commission (DG Regional Policy, DG Eurostat and DG Enterprise and Industry).