- To provide the knowledge, skills, perspectives, and reflective practice you will need to effectively conduct a policy evaluation.
- 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?
- 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
- Project Proposal
- In-Class Presentations & Written Critique
- Exercise session participation and In-Class Quizzes
- Interim assessment (3 module)0.24 * Exercise session participation and In-Class Quizzes + 0.36 * In-Class Presentations & Written Critique + 0.4 * Project Proposal
- 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
- 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