2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Aug 14, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECON 232 - Policy Evaluation and Education in Developing Countries

This course provides an introduction to the economics of education, discussing the basic theory of human capital and providing an overview of some of the main empirical research on education in developing countries.  The focus of the class is on learning analytical and statistical tools for policy evaluation.  We will use statistical software to analyze data and estimate causal effects with some of the main methodologies used in impact evaluation - randomization, matching, differences-in-differences, and regression-discontinuity.  We will study how these techniques have been applied to the study of various education policies in the developing world, including cash transfers, information and health interventions, elimination of school fees, school quality improvements.

Prerequisites: ECON 010 ECON 011 , and  ECON 160  (or another statistics or quantitative methods course such as GEOG 110  or PSYC 105 )

Anticipated Terms Offered: Annually