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MICROECONOMETRICS and Policy Evaluation

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Everything you need to know about the 2019 Microeconometrics programme is in the dedicated brochure. Overview, Professors and schedule are also available below.

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From June 17 to June 21, 2019

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OVERVIEW

The Microeconometrics and Policy Evaluation programme 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 “Linking program evaluation to theory” presents recent advances in applied microeconomics that fully integrate impact evaluation into economic analysis. Students will also attend practice classes in STATA, according to their level of proficiency (intermediate versus advanced). Student presentations will also complement the courses (allocation of these slots is competitive on the basis of the paper’s quality).

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.

PREREQUISITES

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.

PROFESSORS

  • Luc Behaghel is a research director at the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), an associate member of the Paris School of Economics and a J-Pal affiliate. His research interests go from labor market and education policies to rural development and agricultural technology adoption issues. https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/behaghel-luc/
  • Margherita Comola is a professor of economics at the University Paris-Sud and an affiliate member at the Paris School of Economics. She holds a PhD in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Her research fields are social networks and development, with a focus on the econometrics of network data. https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/comola-margherita/
  • David Margolis is research director for the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Paris School of Economics. He has also worked with the World Bank, and does research on labor economics, development economics and industrial organization, typically with an econometrics focus. https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/margolis-david/
  • Liam Wren Lewis is a research scientist at the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and a Paris School of Economics Professor. He previously worked in the Ministry of Finance in Malawi, and his research interests include inequality, racial relations, corruption and land rights. https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/fr/wren-lewis-liam/

Programme Supervisor: Margherita Comola


SCHEDULE

Monday June, 17
8.30 am - 9 am Welcome Coffee
9 am - 11 am David Margolis, Methods of Policy Evaluation
11 am - 11.15 am Break
GROUP A: 11.15 am - 12.15 pm student’s presentations / 12.15 pm - 2 pm lunch
GROUP B: 11.15 am - 1.15 pm Margherita Comola, Advanced topics in Stata / 1.15 pm - 2 pm lunch
2 pm - 3.30 pm Luc Behaghel, Linking Program Evaluation to Theory
GROUP A: 3.45 pm - 5.45 pm Liam Wren-Lewis, Policy Evaluation in Stata
6 pm - 7pm Francis Bloch, Plenary Lecture
From 7pm Welcome Cocktail

Tuesday June, 18
9 am - 11 am David Margolis, Methods of Policy Evaluation
11 am - 11.15 am Break
GROUP A: 11.15 am - 1.15 pm Liam Wren-Lewis, Policy Evaluation in Stata / 1.15 pm - 2 pm lunch
GROUP B: 11.15 am - 12.15 pm student’s presentations / 12.15 pm - 2 pm lunch
2 pm - 3.30 pm Luc Behaghel, Linking Program Evaluation to Theory
GROUP B: 3.45 pm - 5.45 pm Margherita Comola, Advanced topics in Stata
From 6 pm Social event

Wednesday June, 19
9 am - 11 am David Margolis, Methods of Policy Evaluation
11 am - 11.15 am Break
GROUP A: 11.15 am - 12.15 pm student’s presentations / 12.15 pm - 2 pm lunch
GROUP B: 11.15 am - 1.15 pm Margherita Comola, Advanced topics in Stata / 1.15 pm - 2 pm lunch
2 pm - 3.30 pm Luc Behaghel, Linking Program Evaluation to Theory
GROUP A: 3.45 pm - 5.45 pm Liam Wren-Lewis, Policy Evaluation in Stata

Thursday June, 20
9 am - 11 am David Margolis, Methods of Policy Evaluation
11 am - 11.15 am Break
GROUP A: 11.15 am - 1.15 pm Liam Wren-Lewis, Policy Evaluation in Stata / 1.15 pm - 2 pm lunch
GROUP B: 11.15 am - 12.15 pm student’s presentations / 12.15 pm - 2 pm lunch
2 pm - 3.30 pm Luc Behaghel, Linking Program Evaluation to Theory
GROUP B: 3.45 pm - 5.45 pm Margherita Comola, Advanced topics in Stata
From 6 pm Social event

Friday June, 21
9 am - 11 am David Margolis, Methods of Policy Evaluation
11 am - 11.15 am Break
GROUP A: 11.30 am - 1.30 pm Liam Wren-Lewis, Policy Evaluation in Stata
GROUP B: 11.30 am - 1.30 pm Margherita Comola, Advanced topics in Stata
13.30 pm - 3 pm lunch
3 pm - 4.30 pm Luc Behaghel, Linking Program Evaluation to Theory
From 6 pm Social Farewell cocktail/certificates


  • Participant profiles, Fees, application file and deadline... How to apply?
  • The complete 2019 brochure is available in pdf (106 pages, 5 Mo)
  • You’ve chosen this programme and you want to apply? Go directly to the website www.pse-application.eu
  • Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly: summer-school psemail.eu