EMPIRICAL METHODS   [Archived Catalog]
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course will cover empirical methods typically used in applied microeconomic research and it is designed to help you apply the techniques learned in the econometrics sequence. We will focus on techniques used in applied microeconomics to identify causal estimates. The course will cover data issues and distributional estimators in some detail along with matching and propensity scores, local regressions, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity designs, and inference issues. Many examples will come from development, health, labor, public economics, and political economy, but the material will be useful to any applied researcher. The course will focus also on the implementation of econometric techniques learning the basic tools of programming and coding. The goal of this class is to provide students with the tools needed to become critical readers of empirical work and teach them techniques that they can apply to their own original research.
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad LG/SNC Basis

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