The aim of this course is to provide participants with a deeper understanding of microeconometric estimation techniques. We will use the topic “Policy Evaluation” to illustrate and discuss several methods under various types of assumptions.
This course is a complement to the lecture “MA: Applied Microeconometrics / Public Policy Evaluation” and will provide students with the skills and insight necessary for conducting their own regression analysis. Estimation and hypotheses testing procedures will be illustrated using both simulated and real data application using STATA.
Kohler, U., and F. Kreuter (2008): Datenanalyse mit Stata: Allgemeine Konzepte der Datenanalyse und ihre praktische Anwendung. Oldenbourg.
Caliendo, M. (2006): Microeconometric Evaluation of Labour Market Policies. Springer, Berlin.
Imbens, G., and J.M. Wooldridge (2009): Recent Developments in the Econometrics of Program Evaluation, Journal of Economic Literature, 47(1), 5-86.
Wooldridge, J. (2009): Introductory Econometrics. A Modern Approach. Thomson South Western.
A detailed reading list with relevant papers will be distributed in due time.
MA: Research Seminar - Applied Econometrics
RS / C
will be announced soon
Prof. M. Caliendo
Please send a non-binding application via email to empwifo[at]uni-potsdam.de as soon as possible indicating your name, study programme (BA/MA) and preferred seminar topic(s). In addition to that, an individual and informal preliminary meeting with Prof. Caliendo to discuss the topic is mandatory prior to enrollment.
Seminar paper (approx. 25 pages)
Participation in colloquium
Commenting on another presentation
We will use case studies from different economic fields (e.g. Labour, Public Policy or Entrepreneurship) to discuss different empirical questions.
Selected areas from theory and practice:
Public Policy Evaluation
Personality Traits, Preferences and Economic Outcomes