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Policy Evaluation

2023/2024
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 2 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
  • Statistical Setup, Notation, and Assumptions
  • Selection on Observables and Selection on Unobservables
  • Characterizing Selection Bias
  • Regression-Adjustment
  • Matching
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Project 1
  • non-blocking Project 2
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 2nd module
    0.25 * Project 1 + 0.25 * Project 2 + 0.5 * Exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core 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
  • 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
  • Potůček, M. (2017). Public Policy : A Comprehensive Introduction. Prague: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1699409

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Cameron, A. C., & Trivedi, P. K. (2005). Microeconometrics : Methods and Applications. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=138992