Italy, Florence

Econometrics for Program Evaluation: Theory and Practice using Stata

when 17 May 2015 - 22 May 2015
duration 1 week

Providing effective evaluation of economic, social and medical programs has become an increasingly important requirement for both public and private institutions. The Summer School seeks therefore to provide participants with the requisite tools, both theoretical and applied, for the correct implementation of modern micro-econometric methods for implementing program evaluation using Stata. As such, the program has been developed to focus on both: i) the traditional statistical methods to program evaluation: control-function regression, matching on observables and difference-in-differences methodologies, widely employed in quantitative evidence-driven evaluation; and ii) the more advanced econometric techniques: selection models, instrumental variables, and regression discontinuity design. In addition, the school opens with an obligatory introductory one day course to the statistical package Stata. Participants will be provided with the necessary set of tools to enable them to both Stata independently and to follow and participate in the empirical sessions during the course of the week.

Course leader

Researchers and professionals working in public and private institutions needing to undertake econometric program evaluation analysis using micro data. Although these methodologies are commonly used to evaluate policy interventions in, for example, the la

Course aim

Participants will be provided with the necessary set of tools to enable them to both Stata independently and to follow and participate in the empirical sessions during the course of the week.

Fee info

EUR 0: ACADEMIC ATTENDEES.
The course fee covers: i) course materials (copies of lecture slides, databases and Stata routines used during the week), ii) a temporary licence of Stata valid for 60 days from the beginning of the course; and iii) half board accommodation at the Centro Studi from Sunday May 17th to Friday May 22nd, 2015.
EUR 0: NON ACADEMIC ATTENDEES.
The course fee covers: i) course materials (copies of lecture slides, databases and Stata routines used during the week), ii) a temporary licence of Stata valid for 60 days from the beginning of the course; and iii) half board accommodation at the Centro Studi from Sunday May 17th to Friday May 22nd, 2015.

Scholarships

STUDENTS - 35% DISCOUNT
RESEARCH FELLOWS -25%