Paris School of Economics - École d'Économie de Paris

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MICROECONOMETRIE et évaluation des politiques publiques

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Coming soon - Everything you need to know about the 2019 Microeconometrics programme will be in the dedicated brochure (courses objectives, topics, structure and references). However, overview, prequisites and Professors are updated and available below.

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From June 17 to June 21, 2019

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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.


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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Programme Supervisor : Margherita Comola

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