Università degli Studi di Milano, ITA


Cristiano Codagnone is co-founder of Open Evidence and Aggregate Professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Milan and at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He has over 25 years of scientific, policy-applied research experience spanning across economics, sociology and behavioural studies. Cristiano works at the interdisciplinary frontier of social sciences to develop new theoretical and methodological approaches at the agency/structure juncture. Since 2012 he has focused on experimental behavioural sciences with the aim to introduce novel approaches to policy-making and policy impact evaluation. Cristiano has had researched and worked in the USA, Russia, The Netherlands, Italy and Spain. In the course of his academic career he has taken several leaves of absence to serve as a civil servant at the United Nations and the European Union. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University and a Degree in Economics from Bocconi University. A native Italian speaker, Cristiano is fluent in English, Russian and Spanish.



Assessing impacts of social policy innovation in the EU
Volume: 20, Issue 3
This paper discusses the challenges for evaluating social innovation policies, and the potential of alternative approaches to measure and assess social and economic impacts. It outlines the rationale and approach for developing a methodological framework for simulation modelling of impacts of policy interventions promoting social investment developed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) as part of the research 'ICT-Enabled Social Innovation' (IESI). This framework, in short i-FRAME, is rooted in complex systems theory and dynamic simulation modelling methodologies. It supports the implementation of reforms suggested under the Social Investment Package (SIP) which encourages Member States to prioritize social investment approaches and modernize welfare systems.