25 June 2021
Microeconomics and Policy Evaluationblended course
The Microeconometrics and Policy Evaluation programme presents recent developments in the microeconomic analysis of impact evaluation. Providing a credible estimation of a causal effect has become a standard in economic analysis, both in research papers and policy reports. But it is also equally important to integrate the estimated effects into economic models, in order to improve the design of policies. The program therefore proposes a comprehensive approach of policy analysis. Students will also attend practical econometrics classes in Stata, according to their level of proficiency (beginners versus intermediate).
The Microeconometrics and Policy Evaluation programme presents recent developments in the microeconomic analysis of impact evaluation, with courses taught by experts in their fields.
- “Methods of policy evaluation” (David Margolis) introduces the main methods currently used for program evaluation
- “Machine learning for policy evaluation” (Philipp Ketz) presents recent advances in machine learning techniques for policy analysis
Practice classes :
Students will attend practice class everyday. According their level of STATA, students will attend one of the following groups:
- Policy Evaluation in Stata (intermediate level)
- Advanced Topics in Stata (advanced level)
The courses are designed for graduate students wishing to gain additional skills in applied microeconometrics for policy evaluation, as well as for researchers and professionals in public and private institutions who work on impact evaluation.
Programme Director: Margherita Comola is a professor of economics at the University Paris-Saclay and an affiliate member at the Paris School of Economics. ,Webpage: https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/comola-margherita/
The requirements to follow the course are a good background in economics or quantitative methods, basic knowledge of STATA and a working knowledge of English. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop with Stata.
How will professionals benefit from the programme :
The methods proposed are of interest for researchers and professionals in public and private institutions. Participants will be able to strengthen their methods in analysing data with microeconometric methods, and improve their ability to critically evaluate research.
How will students benefit from the programme :
The summer school is designed for master and graduate students wishing to gain additional skills in applied microeconometrics and in policy evaluation.
This course aims at providing theoretical insights on methods for public policy evaluation, as well as experience in data manipulation and Stata software.
The Paris School of Economics does not provide ECTS certificates. It is up to the participant to contact his/her university to see if the summer school can be counted as an ECTS course for his/her degree.
EUR 1200: Student: 1200 euros
EUR 1500: Professional: 1500 euros if not sponsored, 2000 euros if sponsored by a private organisation
Unfortunately, PSE does not propose scholarships for the summer school.