This book includes 25 peer-reviewed short papers submitted to the Scientific Opening Conference titled “Statistics and Information Systems for Policy Evaluation”, aimed at promoting new statistical methods and applications for the evaluation of policies and organized by the Association for Applied Statistics (ASA) and the Department of Statistics, Computer Science, Applications DiSIA “G. Parenti” of the University of Florence, jointly with the partners AICQ (Italian Association for Quality Culture), AICQ-CN (Italian Association for Quality Culture North and Centre of Italy), AISS (Italian Academy for Six Sigma), ASSIRM (Italian Association for Marketing, Social and Opinion Research), Comune di Firenze, the SIS – Italian Statistical Society, Regione Toscana and Valmon – Evaluation & Monitoring.
Bruno Bertaccini is Associate Professor of Statistics at the “G. Parenti” Department of Statistics, Computer Science and Applications of the University of Florence. After earning his PhD in Applied Statistics, he became an expert in the effectiveness assessment of public policies, with particular attention to the evaluation of the quality of higher education and academic policies. Luigi Fabbris is a freelance researcher in the field of statistics and social science; President of the ASA, (Italian) Association for Applied Statistics; formerly Professor of Social Statistics at the University of Padua; he has authored or co-authored more than 400 papers or books.
Alessandra Petrucci is Professor of Social Statistics and she holds a PhD in Applied Statistics. Her research interests include survey sampling methods, spatial statistics, multivariate statistical analysis applied to social and environmental issues. She is the author and co-author of numerous scientific papers published in national and international journals, and she has been a member of research projects and scientific committees for several national and international conferences. [Publisher's text]
Papers presented at a conference held online, February and March 2021.