This course offers an introduction to impact evaluation for master students from the Master in Economics of Public Policies. Impact evaluation is a rapidly expanding area at the cross section of economics, public policy, and finance. It’s purpose is to harness modern tools and technologies to evaluate the causal impact of public and social programs, business initiatives, and more.
This course also seeks to provide opportunities for students to work on empirical issues. Weekly STATA lab sessions will be conducted by teaching assistants for that matter. In addition, empirical papers will be discussed in order to get a better understanding of the techniques introduced in class.
Juliana Aragon [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Juan Carlos Angulo [email@example.com]
Lecture 0: Course Introduction
Lecture 1: Introduction to Impact Evaluation
Lecture 2: Review of Regression and Inference
Lecture 3: Evaluation Design
Lecture 4: Experimental Design
Lecture 5: Problems with Experiments-Noncompliance
Lecture 6: Problems with Experiments-Attrition
Case Experiments: Bringing Education to Afghan Girls
Case Non-Compliance: Demand for, and Impact of, Learning HIV Status
STATA Lab Sessions
Lab 1: Introduction to STATA.
Lab 2: Regression
Lab 3: Experiments
Lab 4: Problems with Experiments
Experiment: Miguel et al (2004)
Empirical Problem Set 0: Introduction to STATA
Empirical Problem Set 1: Review of Regression
Data Files: PS1_Labour_Force_SA_SALDRU_1993.dta
Empirical Problem Set 2: Experiments
Impact Evaluation Proposal