KU.Campus

Detailinformationen zum Modul 
Modulbezeichnung:
Quasi-experimental Policy Evaluation
Modulnummer:
88-021-FI17-H-0408
Niveau:
Master (UNI)
Typ:
Modul
Fakultät innerhalb der Fakultät/zentrale Einrichtung:
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Modulverantwortliche/r:
Danzer, Alexander
Prüfende:
Leistungspunkte (ECTS-Punkte):
5
Kompetenzen:
- Students of the module acquire detailed knowledge about the economics and econometrics of policy evaluation.
- Students learn about key debates and problems in the economics of policy evaluation.
- They are able to apply quantitative techniques and reproduce the results of a published empirical paper which evaluates actual policy interventions in particular fields of economics.
- Students have developed the facility to apply economic models and quantitative techniques to evaluate actual policy interventions.
Inhalte/Themen:
- Introduction: Research methods to identify causal effects in the economics of policy evaluation
- Randomized experiments
- Quasi experiments:
- Diff-in-Diff
- Regression discontinuity design
- Regression kink design
- Matching
- Synthetic control groups
- Two stage estimation
- Instrumental variables
- Heckman selection model
Formale Voraussetzungen für die Teilnahme:
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Mathematics, Statistics
Lehr- und Prüfungssprache:
Englisch
Lehr- und Lernformen/Lehrveranstaltungstypen:
Voraussetzungen für die Vergabe von ECTS-Punkten:
The assessment is based on a term paper which contains a simple re-estimation exercise using one of the presented econometric techniques. Students are required to present the outline and econometric approach of their term paper in a brief presentation in class.
Zeitaufwand/Verteilung der ECTS-Punkte innerhalb des Moduls:
25 h = Time of attendance lecture
25 h = Preparation and postprocessing lecture
100 h = Term paper
150 h = Total workload
Modulnote:
Term paper 100%
Lehr- und Lernmethode:
- Lectures
- Group discussions
- Practical work assignment (re-estimation)
Polyvalenz mit anderen Studiengängen/Hinweise zur Zugänglichkeit:
Turnus des Angebots:
WS
Beteiligte Fachgebiete:
Bemerkung: