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Remote Policy Evaluation Methods June 2024 Course

Remote Policy Evaluation Methods June 2024 Course

Highlights

  • Delivered Online

  • Intermediate level

Description

Please note the dates for this course:

  • May 6 – June 2, 2024 for self-paced study
  • June 3 – 5, 2024 for the 3 live days
  • May 6 – Jun 26, 2024 for online access to the video materials

Early access to the lecture materials will be granted from April 22 to those registering early.

Prices include VAT.

Please note that payment is required before your attendance at the live course.

COURSE OVERVIEW

This comprehensive course delves into the principles of research design and explores all main quantitative evaluation methods: randomised experiments, instrumental variables, sharp and fuzzy regression discontinuity designs, regression methods, matching methods and longitudinal approaches such as before-after, difference-in-differences and synthetic controls.

The lectures are thoughtfully structured to accommodate participants with diverse backgrounds. Each topic is presented at various levels, ensuring accessibility through intuitive explanations, optional formal derivations, in-depth discussions, and practical examples. The live classes offer a summary of each topic and provide an interactive platform for participants to ask questions and actively engage in guided practical sessions where they will apply each evaluation method to real-world data.

By the end of this course, participants will have acquired a solid foundation in research design principles and possess practical skills to implement quantitative evaluation methods effectively.

FORMAT OF THE COURSE

The Remote PEM Course offers a flexible learning experience through a combination of self-paced study and live online meetings. The course is structured into two parts:

Part 1) Pre-recorded Lectures (21.5 hours): The pre-recorded lecture videos will be made available four weeks (6 weeks for early registrants) prior to the course start date, allowing participants to study the material at their own pace. While the videos remain accessible for an additional three weeks starting from the live sessions, it is recommended that participants complete the lectures before the live meetings, which are designed to focus on questions and practical exercises.

Part 2) Live Sessions (19.5 hours): The live classes are spread over three days and consists of the following:

  • Summary and Recap: Barbara, the instructor, will provide a brief summary and recap of each topic covered in the pre-recorded lectures. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions related to the specific topic being discussed.
  • Guided Practical Work: Participants will be given dedicated time to work on guided practical exercises either individually or in breakout rooms. These exercises will involve utilizing Stata or R software to implement each evaluation method to real data.
  • Live Demonstration: Barbara will conduct a live demonstration of the practical exercise using Stata. She will guide participants through the process, explaining each step and discussing the key aspects of the exercise.

For more information please contact cemmapevent@ifs.org.uk

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