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Magherita Fort

Magherita Fort, CES guest in May 2014

Programme Evaluation with Heterogeneous Effects

CESifo visiting scholar Magherita Fort’s general research interests are in applied microeconometrics, with a particular focus on treatment effect identification and specifically to approaches that allow heterogeneity in the treatment parameters (e.g. quantile regression). Her main research interests are in the fields of labour economics, population economics and health economics.

Margherita Fort is local coordinator of the Bologna Research Unit for the project “The Policy Implications of Demographic Ageing,” funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. She is also a member of other research project teams such as “Childcare, Grandparents or Nannies? What is Best for Children When Parents are Away”, “Problems and Solutions for the Evaluation of Performance in the Public Administration,” and “The Effect of Early Life Conditions and Outcomes on Economic Wellbeing and Health Later in Life”.

Ms Fort is Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Econometrics at the School of Economics, University of Bologna. She received her PhD in Statistics Applied to Economics from the Department of Statistics of the University of Padua. As a doctoral candidate, she was Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) of the University of Essex. Her research has been published in the Economic Journal, in the Journal of Labour Economics and Games and Economic Behavior.