Italy, Florence

Econometrics for Program Evaluation: Theory and Practice using Stata

when 28 August 2016 - 2 September 2016
language English
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 encompass both: i) standard statistical methods of program evaluation: regression-adjustment, matching, selection-models and difference-in-differences methodologies; and ii) the more advanced econometric techniques: for example, instrumental variables, endogenous regression-adjustment and regression discontinuity design.

The school opens with an introductory one day course to the statistical package Stata, during which participants will be provided with the necessary tools to enable them to use Stata independently and to follow and participate in the empirical sessions during the course of the week.

Course leader

Una-Louise Bell - TStat Srl
Giovanni Cerulli - National Research Council

Target group

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 labour market, investment activities of enterprises, education policy, regional development, etc., they can in fact be used across a variety of studies, such as public health sector evaluation, which aim to estimate the ex-post impact of a given intervention or project on specific targets.

Course aim

At the end of the course participants are expected to be able to: identify the type of data required in their specific policy framework, which econometric methods may be more appropriate, and finally how to extract policy recommendations from the obtained results. Participants should therefore, leave the course being in a position to autonomously implement, with the aid of the Stata routines utilized during the sessions, the theories and methodologies discussed during the course of the week.

Fee info

EUR 0: Total Fees Academic.
Sales Tax of 22% to be applied (if applicable)
EUR 0: Total Fees NON - Academic.
Sales Tax of 22% to be applied (if applicable)