Studies

Treatment Effects and the Econometrics of Program Evaluation

Professor

 

Alberto Abadie (MIT)

Dates

 

28 August – 1 September 2017

Hours

 

15:30 to 19:00

Intended for

 

Academics, graduate students, and practitioners interested in econometric evaluation techniques.

Prerequisites

 

Intermediate statistics and regression analysis including instrumental variable (2SLS), qualitative dependent variable models (Probit and Logit), and basic panel data methods (fixed and random effects).

Overview

 

Program evaluation applies econometric techniques to assess the impact of public policies, such as job-training programs, and other interventions of interest. The goal of this course is to prepare participants to conduct and read critically program-evaluation studies. The course will focus on recent advances in program evaluation, as well as on some relevant empirical applications. We will study a variety of evaluation designs, from random assignment to quasi-experimental evaluation methods. We will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of alternative evaluation methods.

Topics

 

Counterfactuals and causal parameters
Randomized experiments
Matching, propensity score matching
Difference-in-Differences
Synthetic controls
Instrumental variables: local average treatment effects
The regression discontinuity design

     
 

Alberto Abadie is Professor at MIT. His main research areas are econometrics and policy evaluation. In his research, Alberto Abadie develops econometric methods to estimate treatment effects, with a particular emphasis in the evaluation of policy interventions. He received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has published extensively in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, or the Review of Economic Studies. He is Associate Editor of Econometrica and the Journal of Causal Inference and Member of the Advisory Board of the Review of Economics and Statistics. He has been Co-editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics and Consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

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