ECON5522 Econometric Methods for Policy Evaluation

This course is an introduction to rigorous and policy‐relevant impact evaluation strategies and techniques for postgraduate students in economics. The course's main emphasis is on empirical strategies to identify the causal effects of public policies and programs. The course has a strong focus on applications, although students will be expected to fully understand the conceptual underpinnings of each strategy. Topics include instrumental variables, fixed effects, differences-in-differences, experiments, and regression discontinuity design for policy evaluation.


1st Term
2nd Term
ECON5522 (M.Sc.) Teacher: Prof. ZHANG Ning [Course Outline]