Paris, France

Microeconometrics and Policy Evaluation - Modern Estimation Methods and Machine Learning

blended course
when 27 June 2022 - 1 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1200

The Microeconometrics and Policy Evaluation program presents recent developments in the microeconomic analysis of impact evaluation, with courses taught by experts in their fields. 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 programme therefore proposes a comprehensive approach of policy analysis.

The course “Methods of policy evaluation” introduces the main methods currently used for program evaluation, while the course “Machine learning for policy evaluation” presents recent advances in machine learning techniques for policy analysis. Students will also attend practice classes in STATA, according to their level of proficiency (intermediate vs. advanced).

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.

Course leader

Margherita Comola (Affiliate Researcher at PSE and Professor at the University Paris-Saclay)

Target group

Young professionals and students with a very good level of English

Fee info

EUR 1200: On site
EUR 900: Online