Can the Presumed Impacts Be Proven? Analysis from a Quantitative Point of View

  • Volker Then
  • Christian Schober
  • Olivia Rauscher
  • Konstantin Kehl
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Impact Finance book series (SIF)


This chapter discusses the methodological aspects of dealing with the data that serve to verify the impact models. First, we outline the basic possibilities and limits of non-experimental designs, each of which has consequences on the time horizon, the costs and the skills needed to measure impacts.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Volker Then
    • 1
  • Christian Schober
    • 2
  • Olivia Rauscher
    • 2
  • Konstantin Kehl
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Social InvestmentHeidelberg UniversityBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Competence Centre for Nonprofit Organisations and Social EntrepreneurshipWU Vienna University of Economics and BusinessViennaAustria
  3. 3.Institute of Management and Social PolicyZHAW Zurich University of Applied SciencesZurichSwitzerland

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