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Impact Assessment of Policies and Programmes

DEC32806

About this course

Governments, NGOs and the private sector implement numerous projects and programmes to promote development (ie to combat poverty, increase production, maintain natural resources, etc). There is an increased interest in evidence driven policy making and to learn what works and why. Understanding how 'evidence' is created is hence a critical component for academics and policy makers alike. In this course, we go from economic theory to the design of impact evaluations using quantitative methods. Students learn the (dis)advantages of the core methods used in the literature, critically review applications from development economics, and work to design their own. These methods include randomized experiments, difference in differences, instrumental variables and matching.

Learning outcomes

Required prior knowledge

Assumed Knowledge:
AEP21306 Econometrics, MAT20306 Advanced Statistics

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Offering(s)

  • Start date

    6 January 2025

    • Ends
      31 January 2025
    • Term *
      Period 3
    • Location
      Wageningen
    • Instruction language
      English
    • Register between
      1 Jun, 00:00 - 24 Nov 2024
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These offerings are valid for students of TU Eindhoven