Empirical methods for economics and policy evaluation

A.A. 2019/2020
9
Crediti massimi
60
Ore totali
SSD
SECS-P/01 SECS-P/03
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
The aim of this course is to analyse the main challenges faced by economists and social scientists in answering empirical questions using micro‐data. The main emphasis will be on learning how to establish causal relationships between different variables and how to use this evidence to inform policy makers' decisions.
Risultati apprendimento attesi
Students will learn how to handle real‐world data, how identify causal effects using micro-data, how to use econometric software (Stata) to generate estimates and how to link econometric theory with data work and produce an insightful and coherent empirical analysis.
Programma e organizzazione didattica

Edizione unica

Responsabile
Periodo
Secondo trimestre
Programma
· Introduction: the "credibility revolution"' in empirical economics
· Example: Evaluating Education Policies
· Estimating Causal Policy Effects
· Randomized Experiments
· Regression Discontinuity Design
· Difference in Differences
· Panel Data
· Instrumental Variables
Prerequisiti
There are no formal prerequistes, but knowledge of basic econometrics is required.
Metodi didattici
Theory (40 hours) and practical lectures (20 hours)
Materiale di riferimento
Main references:
· Lecture slides
· Jousha D. Angrist and Jorn-Steffen Pischke (2015) Mastering Metrics, Princeton University Press
· Specific papers indicated in each chapter
Modalità di verifica dell’apprendimento e criteri di valutazione
Written exam
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMIA POLITICA - CFU: 0
SECS-P/03 - SCIENZA DELLE FINANZE - CFU: 0
Lezioni: 60 ore
Docente/i
Ricevimento:
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Ricevimento:
Martedi,10.30-12.30
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