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35854 Vorlesung: Natural and Field Experiments (englisch) (WiSe 22/23)
ZeitenDi. 10:00 - 12:00 (wöchentlich), Ort: (WIWI) HS 6, Termine am Dienstag. 14.02.23 10:00 - 12:00, Ort: (WIWI) SR 029
Ort(WIWI) HS 6: Di. 10:00 - 12:00 (14x), (WIWI) SR 029: Dienstag. 14.02.23 10:00 - 12:00
Erster TerminDi., 18.10.2022 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr, Ort: (WIWI) HS 6
BeschreibungThis course provides an introduction to applied microeconometric program evaluation and thereby creates a valuable basis for understanding a wide range of empirical work not only in economics but also in management, sociology, or political science. Understanding how specific policies/historical events/institutions affect human beings is at the very heart of empirical research in social sciences. Although these questions appear universally, the answers are complicated by the fact that the clean identification of cause and effect goes far beyond the demonstration of naive correlations. This course introduces empirical methods that explicitly aim at distinguishing naive correlation from actual causation. Among the methods discussed are fixed effects strategies, difference-in-differences approaches, instrumental variable techniques, regression discontinuity designs, and field experiments with random assignment to treatment. After a theoretical introduction to the respective methods, seminal empirical research papers applying these methods are discussed in detail. These research papers improve our understanding of how we can apply microeconometric techniques to answer policy relevant questions in a causal way.
HeimateinrichtungLehrstuhl für Public Economics
VoraussetzungenAccording § 3 of the Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für den Masterstudiengang International Economics and Business. Basic knowledge in microeconomics and statistics/econometrics recommended
LernorganisationClassroom lecture with interactive elements Uebung with tutorials and student presentations
Leistungsnachweis100 % final exam (90 minutes) or portfolio (80 % final exam (90 minutes), 20 % oral presentation (20-30 minutes))
Harrison, G., List, J. (2004), Field Experiments, Journal of Economic Literature, 42(4), 1009-1055.
Rubin, D. B. (1974), Estimating Causal Effects of Treatments in Randomized and Nonrandomized Studies, Journal of Educational Psychology, 66(5), 688-701.
SonstigesThe lecture and the exam are in English; exam question can be answered in German.
For further lectures and seminars offered by the faculties in German please refer to the German version of this website.