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New Edition of EC CBA Guide

CSIL experts authored the new Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects.
The Guide is now obligatory for all major projects submitted to ESIF 2014-2020.
The updated Guide is now available on INFOREGIO website.
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CSIL activities

Summer School

CSIL together with the University of Milan,

annually, organises a Milan Summer School on: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment projects. For more information: Summer School

Cost/Benefit Analysis in the Research, Development and Innovation Sector

The European Investment Bank Institute awarded CSIL a research grant as partner in a consortium led by the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (DEMM) of the University of Milan, and including the Departments of Physics of the University of Milan. The research topic is the Cost/Benefit Analysis in the Research, Development and Innovation Sector (for further details see A workshop was organized at DG Research to present final results. To read more see the full article

Workshop on exploring the application of Cost-Benefit analysis to Research Infrastructures and major RDI projects

The objective of the workshop was to present and discuss with experts the methodology developed in the framework of the research project "Cost/Benefit Analysis in the Research, Development and Innovation Sector" financed by the European Investment Bank Institute (EIB Institute) in the frame of its EIB University Research Sponsorship Programme (EIBURS).


CSIL intervention at the OECD Global Science Forum

Massimo Florio (Honorary President of CSIL's Scientific Committee) was invited to join the OECD Global Science Forum Worskshop on "Methodologies and Tools for assessing Socio-Economic Impact of Research Infrastructures" held on November 3th, 2015 in Paris.


CSIL experts' intervention at the STOA Panel Meeting

CSIL experts were invited to join the STOA Panel Meeting on Science and Technology Options Assessment held in Strasbourg on October, 29th 2015. They presented the final results of the STOA Panel project "ICT in developing world".



Forecasts for the Furniture and furnishings Markets in 2016

CSIL experts illustrated the main results of latest analysis and forecasts for Italy and the global furniture scenario, as well as prospects and opportunities on the most promising furniture markets. More info

World Furniture Outlook Seminar 2015

14th edition organized by CSIL, Centre for Industrial Studies

The workshop was held during the 54th Milan International Furniture Fairs I SALONI on April 15, 2015 (h 11.00 - 13.00) at the Fiera Milano Rho Congress Centre, Meeting Room AQUARIUS

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A new publication Applied Welfare Economics: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Projects and Policies authored by Massimo Florio and published by Routledge is now available at for purchase.
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