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Date(s) - 18/09/2023




Date(s): 18, 19 and 20 September 2023

Location: Palazzo Greppi, University of Milan

Early bird registrations until APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 MAY 2023.
CSIL is pleased to offer a discount of over 15% of the fee to participants from EES members.

CSIL announce the 10th edition of the Milan Summer School on Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) of Investment Projects, which will be held in Milan on 18, 19 and 20 September 2023.

The ongoing availability of financing opportunities for the green, digital and just transition calls for sound national frameworks and methods for the prioritisation, appraisal and selection of investments. The Milan Summer School offers an intensive and participative learning experience focused on CBA as a tool supporting the decision-making process of public investments.

Building on our experience, we have refocused, updated and expanded the programme and approach. All sessions will be interactive and hands-on. Lectures on principles and methods of CBA and sectoral applications feature exercises on real cases and interactive tools to practice lessons learnt. With the support of lecturers, participants will deepen their understanding of how to apply CBA in relevant workplace scenarios. At the end of the programme, participants will be able to understand the principles and methods of CBA, design a cost-benefit analysis framework and the data collection plan, get an in-depth knowledge of the specificities of its sectoral application, and assess the completeness and quality of a real-life CBA.

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

The School is principally designed for public-decision makers involved in the design, preparation, assessment and implementation of investment projects (managing authorities, intermediate bodies, etc.) at different levels of government. It may also benefit researchers and practitioners willing to learn the at-the-edge international CBA techniques and methods.

No previous exposure to CBA is needed to attend the Summer School, but a good command of Excel and advanced use of English are essential to participating in practical activities, foreseen in all sessions of the programme. Participants are required to bring their laptops with Excel installed.

For further details and to book your place online, click here.