Statistics, Econometrics and Quantitative Methods

S316 Policy Analysis and Evaluation

Lecturer:

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Boockmann

Profiles:

B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration
B.Sc. in International Economics
B.Sc. in International Business Administration

Prerequisites:

Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business Administration

Applied Econometrics recommended

Language:English
Time and Place:

Wed 08:15 - 09:45, E04
Thur 18:15 - 19:45, E04

Start:First week of winter term
Exam:Written Exam (90 Min) in the last week of the semester
Credits Points:

7,5 ECTS

Topics

Introduction

Quantitative methods for evaluation and policy analysis

Data for policy analysis

Randomised experiments

Non-experimental methods of evaluation

Simulation methods

Course information

Part of the course will be organized as practical sessions in the PC Lab.

Participants need to be able to access the PC Lab.

Please note: The computer lab sessions for this course will start in November.

Lectures in October will take place as follows:

Thursday, October 13, 18:15 - 19:45, E04

Thursday, October 20, 18:15 - 19:45, E04

Wednesday, October 26, 8:15 - 9:45, E04

Readings

Adkins, Lee C.; Hill, R. Carter (2011): Using Stata for Principles of Econometrics, 4th Edition, Wiley.

Angrist, Joshua D.; Pischke, Jörn-Steffen (2008): Mostly Harmless Econometrics, An Empiricst's Companion, Princeton UP.

Bauer, Thomas K.; Fertig, Michael; Schmidt, Christoph M. (2009): Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung: Eine Einführung, Springer Verlag, Berlin.

Bourguignon, Francois; Spadaro, Amedeo (2006): Microsimulation as a Tool for Evaluating Redistribution Policies. Journal of Economic Inequality, 4: 77-106.

Cameron, A.C.; Trivedi, P.K. (2010): Microeconometrics Using Stata, Revised Edition, Stata Press, College Station.

Floyd J. Fowler, J. (2009), Survey research methods, 4th Edition, Sage Publications.

Groves, R. M.; Floyd J. Fowler, J.; Couper, M.; Lepkowski, J. M.; Singer, E.; Tourangeau, R. (2009): Survey Methodology, 2nd Edition, Wiley.

Levitt, Steven D.; List, John A. (2009): Field experiments in economics: The past, the present, and the future, European Economic Review, 53, 1-18.