ECOPA and EA are visiting the OHADA Secretariat

June 12-16 – Yaoundé, Cameroon As part of the impact evaluation of the OHADA investment climate advisory program, ECOPA and Economisti Associati teams will visit the OHADA Secretariat in Yaoundé. Among other impact assessment techniques, ECOPA is implementing the Synthetic Control Method for this intervention, with a specific development on Stata.

ECOPA recrute un économiste orienté données

ECOPA recrute un économiste orienté données. Jeunes diplômés de grandes écoles ou d’un cursus universitaire en stats et/ou économétrie, postulez si vous êtes passionné par la donnée et souhaitez évoluer dans un environnement dynamique et hautement qualifié.  

Assessing the impact of the OHADA Investment Climate Advisory Program

In association with Economisti Associati, ECOPA is leading the evaluation of the World Bank’s investment climate advisory services to the OHADA zone. This includes the use of the Synthetic Control Method for isolating the impact of the program on key impact indicators such as job creation, investment and business registration. For the World Bank (2017).

Corporate income tax simulations in Indonesia

ECOPA was commissioned by the World Bank to build a micro simulation model for CIT analysis in Indonesia. Working closely with the tax administration, ECOPA is building a micro level database with optimal sampling, including incentives, tax holidays and preferential rates. The objective of the project is to project the revenue impact of a set […]

Prezzu 3.10.0 is available: business rules only, quantities as proxy to traffic, and more

This update delivers new exciting features: Pricing modes now include a “Business rules only” project setting. With this setting, a project does not use Prezzu’s sophisticated optimization tricks — only alignment on competition prices or cost (within bounds) and “magic” (magnetic) prices. If no alignment rules are provided, “optimal” prices are the existing reference prices, […]

Strategic partnership with WORKIT SOFTWARE

We are thrilled to announce that ECOPA and WorkIt Software, a leading provider of crawling solutions, are developing a strategic partnership for an integrated pricing solution. Statements by Bernard Euverte, CEO of WorkIt, and Charles Vellutini, CEO of ECOPA, are here: WORKIT-ECOPA Partnership.

2017 will be wonderful

Best wishes for the new year to all of ECOPA’s former and current staff, clients and partners.   Let 2017 be a great year!

Scientific foundations of predictive pricing

Modern price optimization approaches in e-commerce are built on scientific value-based methods. This article provides an overview of these methods — with the help of a few sparingly selected equations ;-). As a bonus, we review central concepts in pricing such as nested purchase decisions and price elasticity. Objective: modeling demand Predictive pricing is all […]

“Magic” Prices with Prezzu

  Prezzu can be used to configure flexible rounding rules to transform optimal prices (output variable OptimalPriceWithTaxes) into “magic” prices. Rounding rules are set in the table above. Each row corresponds to a price range determining a specific rounding rule. The parameters for each interval are as follows: Lower bound. Strict lower limit of the […]