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ECON 412 - Empirical Microeconomics


Spring (3) Prerequisite(s): ECON 308 (College 400)

Equips students with a set of conceptual and econometric skills to estimate the causal impact of one factor on some outcome of interest. Methods include randomized control trials, natural experiments, instrumental variables, difference-in-differences, matching, regression discontinuity, and synthetic control. Examples explore the causal effect of policies, laws, programs and "natural experiments," primarily drawn from development, public, and labor economics. Students apply these methods to their own research design and present this design and their findings at the semester's conclusion.