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ECON 3373 Impact Evaluation in Developing Countries (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course reviews advanced econometric techniques and research designs used to estimate the causal effect of programs or policies implemented in developing countries. Fixed effects, difference-in-difference, instrumental variable, and propensity score methods are discussed as are regression discontinuity, natural experiment, and randomized experiment designs. The economic rationale for such programs is also addressed. Topic areas include health, education, service delivery, insurance, and micro-finance.


Instructor(s): Paul Cichello

Prerequisites: ECON2201 and ECON2228

Cross listed with:

Comments: Enrollment limited; significant writing/research component.


Last Updated: 24-Feb-14