Policy and Impact Evaluation

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
    Domain Economics
    Code UE-EEP.00143
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master
    Semester SP-2022

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Thursday 11:15 - 14:00, Hebdomadaire (Spring semester)
    Hours per week 3

    Teaching

    Teachers
    • Huber Martin
    Assistants
    • Langen Henrika
    Description This course discusses econometric tools for assessing the causal impact of some policy intervention (also referred to as “treatment”) on an outcome of interest. This may, for instance, concern the effectiveness of public policies (e.g. training programs for unemployed, income support for poor families, public childcare,…), corporate policies (marketing campaigns, educational programs for employees,…), health interventions (new medical treatments…), among many other examples. The following topics are covered:
    - The definition of causal effects (using the “potential outcome” notation)
    - Methods for policy and impact evaluation under exogeneity: estimation based on regression, matching, and weighting
    - Methods for policy and impact evaluation under endogeneity: estimation based on instruments, regression discontinuities and kinks, differences in differences, and changes in changes
    - Methods for assessing causal mechanisms underlying a particular causal effect (mediation analysis)
    The lecture is accompanied by 4 PC sessions based on the software package "R", in which the methods are applied to empirical data.
    Training objectives Students should understand the intuition of the econometric methods discussed as well as the circumstances under which they can(not) be used to assess the causal impact of a particular policy. Furthermore, students should be able to practically apply the methods to real world data in order to conduct causal analyses.
    Condition of access introductory econometrics
    Softskills Yes
    Softskills seats 10
    Off field Yes
    BeNeFri Yes
    Mobility Yes
    UniPop No
    Auditor Yes

    Documents

    Bibliography A reading list of selected papers is provided on the course website.
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    24.02.2022 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    03.03.2022 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    10.03.2022 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    17.03.2022 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    24.03.2022 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    31.03.2022 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    07.04.2022 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    14.04.2022 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    28.04.2022 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    05.05.2022 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    12.05.2022 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    19.05.2022 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    02.06.2022 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
  • Assessments methods

    Written exam - SP-2022, Session d'été 2022

    Date 20.06.2022 17:00 - 18:30
    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Examination time: 90 Min. and participation in PC sessions

    Written exam - SP-2022, Session de rattrapage 2022

    Date 01.09.2022 11:00 - 12:30
    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Examination time: 90 Min. and participation in PC sessions

    Written exam - SA-2022, Session d'hiver 2023

    Date 13.01.2023 17:00 - 18:30
    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Examination time: 90 Min. and participation in PC sessions

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