Taxation challenges in Togo and Benin

ECOPA has been selected by the World Bank to carry out an exciting intervention on tax revenue mobilization in Togo and Benin. In this post, Léa Bousquet and Charles Vellutini (see ECOPA Team) summarize key challenges and issues at the outset of the project. Background and context Mobilizing government revenue is at the core of the […]

Léa Bousquet joins ECOPA

We are thrilled to announce that Léa Bousquet is joining us. Léa graduated from ENS Cachan, one of France’s top grandes écoles, and obtained her PhD in economics from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris School of Economics. Léa will join our economic analysis group and will participate in our projects in taxation, trade and […]

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.  

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 […]