Research tools The CAPP research centre creates and uses micro-simulation models for applied analysis. Since 2000 it has carried out the ICESmo survey on the economic and social conditions of the families living in the provincia of Modena. The CAPP researchers apply multivariate analysis methods, input-output analysis, counterfactual analysis, spatial analysis of the data, analysis of the social networks, and automatic analysis of the texts. Furthermore, they develop computational models for the simulation of economic behaviours. In addition to ethnographic research, focus group and qualitative interviews, the CAPP carries out panel and sample surveys; its latest research use open data and big data and it experiments applied economics with the collaboration of REBEL.