Development and Evaluation Studies
After a degree in Economics from Biccoca University (Milan), Emanuela Sirtori attended a post-degree training course on project management for international development cooperation and a Summer School on Quantitative methods for evaluating the impact of EU funds, organized by Prova (Italy) and the European Commission. She started her research activities at CSIL in 2009. Over the past 5 years, she has gained relevant experience in Cost-Benefit Analysis of infrastructural projects and econometric and counterfactual techniques for evaluating the impact of Structural Funds. She has participated in different evaluation studies on behalf of the European Parliament and of the European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry, DG Enlargement and DG Regional Policy). Currently, she is contributing to the development of the conceptual framework for the evaluation of research infrastructure in the framework of the project Cost/benefit analysis in the research, development and Innovation Sector (on behalf of EIB). Emanuela has a wide knowledge of economic growth theories and applied economics. She has coordinated the drafting of the book "Applied Welfare Economics ? Cost-Benefit Analysis of Projects and Policies" on behalf of Prof. Florio and she authored two chapters on the social discount rate and empirical approaches for shadow price estimation. She is also teaching assistant for the course of "Applied Welfare Economics" and the "Workshop on Cost-Benefit Analysis" for undergraduate students at the University of Milan. Finally, Emanuela has been expert speaker at a number of EU audiences and events, including European Regional Science Association congress (Palermo, 2013), European Evaluation Society 10th Biennial Conference (Helsinki, 2012), Regional Studies Association Conference "What future for Cohesion Policy" (Bled, 2011).