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Policy Evaluation

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 3 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

In general, we will consider development social and economic policy. In particular, we will take examples from youth and gender, health, education, climate, energy, labor and migration, poverty, finance, households, economic and industrial policies. Accordingly, you will read the writings of current authors, present findings and reflections from those readings, write a research proposal for evaluation plan for a program that is relevant to you, and demonstrate your knowledge through writing, participation in activities, and assessments.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To provide the knowledge, skills, perspectives, and reflective practice you will need to effectively conduct a policy evaluation.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Basic knowledge that will help you answer the following questions: • What is policy? • What would be the economic basis for your testimony? • Is there an objective theoretical justification for either policy? • How would you go about calculating the expected gains and losses from these proposed policies?
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to impact evaluation
  • Causal inference and counterfactuals
  • Impact evaluation—why randomize?
  • How to randomize
  • Sampling and sample size
  • Analysis and inference
  • Randomized evaluation: start to finish
  • Cost effectiveness and scaling up
  • Discussion of research proposals
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Project Proposal
  • non-blocking In-Class Presentations & Written Critique
  • non-blocking Exercise session participation and In-Class Quizzes
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.24 * Exercise session participation and In-Class Quizzes + 0.36 * In-Class Presentations & Written Critique + 0.4 * Project Proposal
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Khandker, S. R., Koolwal, G. B., & Samad, H. A. (2010). Handbook on Impact Evaluation : Quantitative Methods and Practices. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Publications. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=305052

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Gertler, P. J., Martinez, S., Premand, P., Rawlings, L. B., & Vermeersch, C. M. J. (2016). Impact Evaluation in Practice, Second Edition. Web server without geographic relation, Web server without geographic relation (org): Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.F5B6371E