IRVAPP WINTER SCHOOL 2019 - FUNDAMENTALS AND METHODS FOR IMPACT EVALUATION OF PUBLIC POLICIES
The course is designed to be of particular benefit to PhD students and researchers in all Social Sciences 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, Instrumental Variables, Regression Discontinuity Designs, Difference-in-Differences, and Synthetic Control Methods). Extensive laboratory sessions will provide the opportunity to apply the various techniques to specific education and anti-poverty policies.
The 11th edition of this school will run over six consecutive days of theoretical and practical sessions, from January 14 to January 19, 2019. 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.
Department of Sociology and social research, Via Verdi, 26, Trento (Italy)
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.
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.
Registration to this event is mandatory and closes on 25/11/2018.
To apply, candidates are invited to fill in the online form by November 25th, 2018 (please note that the CV is required). Admitted applicants will be notified by November 28th, 2018. In order for the application to be considered valid, payments by bank transfer must be received by December 10th, 2018.
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