IRVAPP WINTER SCHOOL 2018 - FUNDAMENTALS AND METHODS FOR IMPACT EVALUATION OF PUBLIC POLICIES

12 March 2018 — 17 March 2018

Palazzo Loredan, Venezia


The course is designed to be of particular benefit to Ph.D. students and researchers in the Social Sciences, Economics and Statistics, needing to undertake policy evaluation analysis using microdata. The School will present 1) the fundamental principles of impact evaluation with a specific focus on the counterfactual theory of causal inference and 2) a variety of statistical tools for counterfactual analysis (including Matching methods, Regression Discontinuity Designs , and Difference-in-Differences). Extensive laboratory sessions will provide the opportunity to apply the various techniques to specific education and anti-poverty policies.

The School will run over six consecutive days of theoretical and practical sessions, from March 12 to March 17, 2018. Training will require previous knowledge of basic principles for quantitative methods that correspond to those taught in introductory courses of statistics and econometrics at the undergraduate level. At least, a working knowledge of regression and multivariate analysis is expected. Although the exercises will be guided, basic familiarity with Stata is strongly recommended.

Programme
The course is the 10th edition of an initiative designed to provide Ph.D. students and researchers in the Social Sciences, Economics and Statistics with knowledge and applied methods for implementing policy evaluation using microdata.

Location
Palazzo Loredan, San Marco, 2945, Venice (Italy)
The prestigious palace, restructured in the 16th century, is situated close the Grand Canal and to the Ponte dell’Accademia.

How to reach us
Here you can find more information on how to reach Palazzo Loredan from the train station.

Accomodation
Please note that the fee does not include the accommodation. Find a list of recommended hotels within walking distance from the winter school location in attach at the bottom of this page.

Tuition fees
The tuition fee is 1200 €. A reduced rate of 600 € is reserved for students.
The fee includes coffee breaks and lunches, while it does not include accommodation or dinner.
We are not in the position to offer any scholarship.

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Registration

Registration to this event is mandatory.

Registration closed on 11/02/2018.

To apply, candidates are invited to fill in the online form by February 11th, 2018 (please note that the CV is required). Admitted applicants will be notified by February 16th, 2018. In order for the application to be considered valid, payments by bank transfer must be received by February 25th, 2018.

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