Programme evaluation for policy analysis (PEPA)

PEPA is a node of the National Centre for Research Methods. PEPA's overall objective is to maximise the value of programme evaluation by improving the design of evaluations and improving the way that such evaluations add to the knowledge base. This will be through research into programme evaluation methods, a range of training and capacity building activities, and a set of substantive applications which will serve as exemplars in the field.

Director: Professor Lorraine Dearden


  • Professor Richard Blundell
  • Professor Andrew Chesher
  • Dr Monica Costa Dias
  • Dr Thomas Crossley
  • Dr Barbara Sianesi


Bookings now open for Dynamic Economics in Practice - 17 and 18 September 2014

We are now accepting bookings for the upcoming course "Dynamic Economics in Practice".  The course will be delivered by Monica Costa Dias (IFS) and Cormac O'Dea (IFS) and will take place at UCL Economics Department.

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.


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Econometrics of Cross Section and Panel Data: Guido Imbens and Jeffrey Wooldridge

On 23 to 25 June 2014 Guido Imbens (Stanford) and Jeffrey Wooldridge (Michigan) will deliver a joint cemmap/PEPA masterclass. This short course on microeconometrics will focus on methods that have proven to be useful in empirical research, including, among other topics, treatment effects, panel data, instrumental variables, and sampling issues.  

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Matthew O Jackson (Stanford)

Matthew O. Jackson (Stanford) will visit cemmap and PEPA on 8 and 9 May 2014. He will deliver the cemmap masterclass (joint with PEPA) "Models and Analysis of Social and Economic Network"on 8 May 2014 and will also present a paper at the conference “Microeconomic Applications of Social Networks Analysis” on 9 May 2014.

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