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Going counter to the facts in program evaluation. Towards a counterfactual evaluation model (CEM) (English version)


  • Raluca ANTONIE

    () (PhD Lecturer, Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA, General Traian Mosoiu Street no. 71, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania)


The present article aims at bringing closer to the public the logic behind Counterfactual Impact Evaluation (CIE). It starts with a semantic disclosure, continuing with asserting the the main counterfactual theories and their application in the Program Evaluation field and ends with the construction of a Counterfactual Evaluation Model. The article intends to present, in an introductory manner, some of the possible and probable uses of the CEM. The main question is: does it make any sense to go counter to the facts in Program Evaluation?

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  • Raluca ANTONIE, 2012. "Going counter to the facts in program evaluation. Towards a counterfactual evaluation model (CEM) (English version)," Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala, Editura Lumen, Department of Economics, vol. 36, pages 224-233, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:36:y:2012:i::p:224-233

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    counterfactual; evaluation model; impact; effects; casual theories;

    JEL classification:

    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics


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