Seminar für empirische Wirtschaftsforschung (Prof. Winter)




Venice Summer Institute 2018: Evidence-Based Policy Advice: How it is Produced and Used.

Date: Jun 6/7, 2018

Venue: San Servolo, Venice, Italy


Florian Englmaier, LMU Munich

Monika Schnitzer, LMU Munich

Joachim Winter, LMU Munich

Description: The last years have seen an increasing public interest in evidence-based policy advice. However, it is unclear how much of this advice is atually taken up by policy makers, and how successfully these recommendations are implemented. This workshop will bring together stakeholders involved in the generation or implementation of evidence-based policy advice. Participants will discuss the state of affairs in different countries (including the UK, the US, and Germany) and in different policy domains (including innovation, health, and education). An important feature of the workshop is that we will not only involve producers of evidence-based advice from universities, research institutes and think tanks, but also its addressees, i.e., bureaucrats and journalists. In terms of suitable papers, the organisers will be looking for examples of large-scale evaluation studies that have had or are expected to have impact on the design and implementation of (public) policy.

Keynote speakers:

Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Berkeley, and US Commission on Evidence-Policy Making

Henry Overman, LSE and What Works Center for Local Economic Growth

Submission & Publication
For submissions, please visit and select the workshop you would like to
submit your paper to by using the “Submit a paper”-link.
Only online submissions are accepted. Should you have any (technical) difficulties with the online
submission procedure, please contact for assistance.
The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2017 at midnight CET. Authors of papers that are accepted for
presentation at the workshop will be notified by the end of December 2017.

All conference papers will be published as CESifo Working Papers.
It is understood that all submissions to the conference imply submission to this publication outlet. The
papers presented at the workshop can be revised after the workshop to include comments.

CESifo will provide accommodation, and will reimburse economy travel costs, for all participants with
accepted papers. All CESifo Research Network members are invited to participate, but are expected to
provide their own funding for travel and accommodation.

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