Impact evaluation

An impact evaluation course designed for Economics master’s and PhD students. A lot of programming in with an emphasis on building intuition using Montecarlo simulation. Students in the past started referring to me by the name “ cand” halfway through the course.

1h45 per week, for 14 weeks; 2 problem sets, take-home midterm, take-home final.



What are the five identification strategies in impact evaluation?

  • IV: Instrumental Variables
  • RCT: Randomized Controlled Trials
  • RDD: Regression Discontinuity Design
  • DID: Difference-in-Differences or Panel Data
  • OLS/PSM: Least squares or matching (on observables)

Under construction