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ECON 590 M2 - Individual Study and Research - Applied Econometrics for Micro

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Directed reading and research. Course Information: Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

Special Instructions:

This course will cover key techniques in applied econometric research, with a focus on causal inference. Particular emphasis will be placed on questions related to policy and program evaluation. Techniques covered will include experiments, regression and matching, instrumental variables, difference-in-differences, synthetic control, regression-discontinuity, and analysis of high-dimensional data-sets. We will discuss the properties of each of these techniques and illustrate them using examples from health policy, education policy, workforce development programs, environmental and labor market regulations, and economic development programs. Students will gain experience applying the techniques to estimate the causal impacts of different policies using real-data sets. Students will finish the course by proposing their own program evaluation.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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