Microeconometric Methods for Policy Evaluation


Aims: This two-day course considers a range of microeconometric evaluation techniques that are used to gauge policy impacts. Detailed consideration is given to approaches such as difference-in-differences, matching methods, regression discontinuity and instrumental methods; following a brief recap on standard OLS.

We focus attention on findings from a number of key academic journal articles (listed below), together with some government-commissioned studies. The course gives attendees a good overview of the approaches considered, their strengths and weaknesses, together with a more detailed consideration of practical estimation for each specific method. We will not be working on computers, but direction on basic STATA commands will be provided for the main methods covered. We will identify the potential pitfalls that one encounters when attempting to answer policy questions using microeconometric techniques, and the practical steps to avoid these.


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Course Summary: 

  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Price: £575 + VAT
  • Dates: 6-7 Nov
  • Code: EDSP/2

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speach-markThought the course was pitched really well.  

 speach-mark Excellent tutor. Very engaging and good answers to questions. 

 speach-mark The tutor was great. Lively and interesting presentation. Was happy to move away from agenda to answer specific questions. 

 speach-mark Excellent tutor. Was able to pass information onto us in an interactive way.

 speach-mark Very well delivered, with good combination of theory and output examples. 

 speach-mark All very useful