Syllabus

Title
2275 Research Seminar
Instructors
Univ.Prof. Dr. Simone Ghislandi
Contact details
  • Type
    PI
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
09/06/16 to 09/30/16
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Doctoral/PhD Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 10/18/16 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM D4.0.047
Friday 12/02/16 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D4.0.047
Monday 12/05/16 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.4.28
Tuesday 12/06/16 11:30 AM - 03:30 PM D3.0.237
Wednesday 12/07/16 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM D4.0.047
Friday 12/09/16 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D4.0.047

Contents

The course aims at presenting and discussing the main approaches to the quantitative evaluation of public and private policies. 

The course will touch upon:

  • Randomized experiments
  • Regression discontinuity analysis
  • Differences in Differences
  • Synthetic control
  • Wald estimator and Instrumental Variables

Learning outcomes

  • The student will acquire an overview of the relevant methodologies in policy evaluations exercises. 
  • The student will learn about different applications of the presented methodologies
  • The student will acquire the capacity to critically assess the quantitative evaluations of policies
  • The student will be able to optimally design a policy evaluation exercise.

Teaching/learning method(s)

The course applies a combination of:

  • Lecture
  • Readings of relevant papers
  • Presentations of students' own research or relevant area-specific papers. 

Assessment

Grading:

  • Participation (20%)
  • Presentation (60%)
  • Essay (20%)
Last edited: 2016-06-20



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