Paris School of Economics - École d'Économie de Paris

La science économique au service de la société

MICROECONOMETRIE et évaluation des politiques publiques

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Everything you need to know about the Microeconometrics programme 2018 is in the dedicated brochure : download this document (pdf format) with all the courses objectives, topics, structure and references.
June 18th > June 22nd

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OVERVIEW

The Microeconometrics and Policy Evaluation programme presents recent developments in the microeconomic analysis of impact evaluation, with two 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 first course, Methods of policy evaluation introduces the main methods currently used for program evaluation, with practical classes guiding students through the implementation of the different techniques in Stata. Going one step further, the second course, Linking program evaluation to economic theory, presents recent advances in applied microeconomics that fully integrate impact evaluation into economic analysis.

Work groups will complement the lectures and practical classes. Participants will work on a policy evaluation project in small groups during four days, and present the results on the last day of the programme. The goal of the group works and presentations is to consolidate and apply the knowledge of the lectures on a concrete research question.

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, 18th
8.30 am - 9 am Welcome Coffee
9 am - 11 am David Margolis, Microeconometric Policy Evaluation (Theory)
11 am - 11.30 am Break
11.30 am - 1 pm
- Group A : Margherita Comola, Microeconometric Policy Evaluation (Practice)
- Group B : Liam Wren-Lewis, Work group
1 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 4 pm Luc Behaghel, Linking program evaluation to economic theory
4 pm - 4.15 pm Break
4.15 pm - 5.45 pm
- Group A : Liam Wren-Lewis, Work group
- Group B : Margherita Comola, Microeconometric Policy Evaluation (Practice)
From 6 pm Welcome Cocktail

Tuesday June, 19th
9 am - 11 am David Margolis, Microeconometric Policy Evaluation (Theory)
11 am - 11.30 am Break
11.30 am - 1 pm
- Group A : Margherita Comola, Microeconometric Policy Evaluation (Practice)
- Group B : Liam Wren-Lewis, Work group
1 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 4 pm Luc Behaghel, Linking program evaluation to economic theory
4 pm - 4.15 pm Break
4.15 pm - 5.45 pm
- Group A : Liam Wren-Lewis, Work group
- Group B : Margherita Comola, Microeconometric Policy Evaluation (Practice)
From 6 pm Social event

Wednesday June, 20th
9 am - 11 am David Margolis, Microeconometric Policy Evaluation (Theory)
11 am - 11.30 am Break
11.30 am - 1 pm
- Group A : Margherita Comola, Microeconometric Policy Evaluation (Practice)
- Group B : Liam Wren-Lewis, Work group
1 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 4 pm Luc Behaghel, Linking program evaluation to economic theory
4 pm - 4.15 pm Break
4.15 pm - 5.45 pm
- Group A : Liam Wren-Lewis, Work group
- Group B : Margherita Comola, Microeconometric Policy Evaluation (Practice)
6 pm - 7 pm François Bourguignon, Plenary lecture

Thursday June, 21st
9 am - 11 am David Margolis, Microeconometric Policy Evaluation (Theory)
11 am - 11.30 am Break
11.30 am - 1 pm
- Group A : Margherita Comola, Microeconometric Policy Evaluation (Practice)
- Group B : Liam Wren-Lewis, Work group
1 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 4 pm Luc Behaghel, Linking program evaluation to economic theory
4 pm - 4.15 pm Break
4.15 pm - 5.45 pm
- Group A : Liam Wren-Lewis, Work group
- Group B : Margherita Comola, Microeconometric Policy Evaluation (Practice)
From 6 pm Social event

Friday June, 22nd
9 am - 11 am David Margolis, Microeconometric Policy Evaluation (Theory)
11 am - 11.30 am Break
11.30 am - 1 pm
- Group A : Margherita Comola, Microeconometric Policy Evaluation (Practice)
- Group B : Liam Wren-Lewis, Group Presentations
1 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 4 pm Luc Behaghel, Linking program evaluation to economic theory
4 pm - 4.15 pm Break
4.15 pm - 5.45 pm
- Group A : Liam Wren-Lewis, Group Presentations
- Group B : Margherita Comola, Microeconometric Policy Evaluation (Practice)
From 6 pm Farewell cocktail/certificates


  • Participant profiles, Fees, application file and deadline... How to apply ?
  • The complete 2018 brochure is available in pdf (114 pages, 16 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