Quasi-experiments to estimate the economic impact of research infrastructures


  • Massimo Florio Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Paolo Castelnovo Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Italy




quasi-experiment, public procurement, research infrastructures, innovation


The paper discusses the application of the quasi-experiment research design to the empirical evaluation of large-scale research infrastructures' socio-economic benefits. Specifically, after introducing the quasi-experimental methodology, it provides an illustrative example in which a quasi-experiment approach is used to assess the technological procurement spillovers of the Italian Space Agency.


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How to Cite

Florio, M., & Castelnovo, P. (2023). Quasi-experiments to estimate the economic impact of research infrastructures. CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation, 7(3), 5–7. https://doi.org/10.23726/cij.2023.1492