Policy and Impact Evaluation

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
    Domain Economics
    Code UE-EEP.00143
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master
    Semester SP-2020

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Thursday 11:15 - 14:00, Hebdomadaire
    Hours per week 3

    Teaching

    Teachers
    Assistants
    Description This course discusses econometric tools for assessing the causal impact of some policy intervention (also referred to as “treatment”) on an outcome of interest. This may, for instance, concern the effectiveness of public policies (e.g. training programs for unemployed, income support for poor families, public childcare,…), corporate policies (marketing campaigns, educational programs for employees,…), health interventions (new medical treatments…), among many other examples. The following topics are covered:
    - The definition of causal effects (using the “potential outcome” notation)
    - Methods for policy and impact evaluation under exogeneity: estimation based on regression, matching, and weighting
    - Methods for policy and impact evaluation under endogeneity: estimation based on instruments, regression discontinuities and kinks, differences in differences, and changes in changes
    - Methods for assessing causal mechanisms underlying a particular causal effect (mediation analysis)
    The lecture is accompanied by 4 PC sessions based on the software package "R", in which the methods are applied to empirical data.
    Training objectives Students should understand the intuition of the econometric methods discussed as well as the circumstances under which they can(not) be used to assess the causal impact of a particular policy. Furthermore, students should be able to practically apply the methods to real world data in order to conduct causal analyses.
    Condition of access introductory econometrics
    Softskills
    No
    Softskills seats 10
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No

    Documents

    Bibliography A reading list of selected papers is provided on the course website.
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    20.02.2020 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    27.02.2020 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    05.03.2020 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    12.03.2020 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    19.03.2020 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    26.03.2020 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    02.04.2020 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    09.04.2020 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    23.04.2020 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    30.04.2020 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    07.05.2020 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    14.05.2020 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
    28.05.2020 11:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room F130
  • Assessments methods

    Examen écrit - SP-2020, Session d'été 2020

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Examination time: 90 Min. and participation in PC sessions

  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Accounting and Finance 90 [MA]
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Course > Cours à option dans tous les cours de Master de l'université > SES Master level courses
    Course > Modules "Data Analytics" and "Audit et Fiscalité" > DAT: Data Analytics

    Branche secondaire Master: informatique de gestion 30 [MA]
    Version: 2020/SA_V01
    Cours > Modules management > DAT: Data Analytics

    Business Communication - Economics 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Courses > Option Group > Economics > Kurse der Module Master Volkswirtschaftslehre, ohne die Module 4 und 9
    Courses > Communication > Cours et séminaires au choix: Au choix deux des enseignements suivants à 3 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix de la Faculté des SES

    Business Communication - Ethics and Economics 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: SP 2017 ETHIQUE
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Communication > Cours et séminaires au choix: Au choix deux des enseignements suivants à 3 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix de la Faculté des SES

    Business Communication - Information Systems 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2020/SA_V01
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Communication > Deux Cours et séminaires au choix 6 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix de la Faculté des SES
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Information Management > Cours > Modules management > DAT: Data Analytics

    Business Communication - Management 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Chosen Option > Management > 30 ECTS parmi les modules : > DAT: Data Analytics
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Communication > Deux Cours et séminaires au choix 6 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix de la Faculté des SES

    Communication and Media Research 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2015
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Inter- and Transdisciplinary Perspectives > SES Master level courses

    Communication and Society 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Schwerpunkten > Inter- & Transdisciplinary Perspectives > SES Master level courses

    Complementary learnings in SES
    Version: ens_compl_ses
    MA course offering for Mobility Students

    Data Analytics & Economics 90 [MA]
    Version: 2020/SA-v01
    Courses min 63 ECTS > Mandatory Modules (45 to 63 ECTS) > Module I: Data Analytics (Data)

    Economics 90 [MA]
    Version: 2021/SA_V02
    Information pour l'étudiant (à définir) > Quantitative Economics > 369 - Option : "Quantitative Economics"
    Information pour l'étudiant (à définir) > Public Economics and Policy > 369 - Option : "Public Economics and Policy"
    Elective courses > 369 - Elective courses of the Master in Political Economy
    Elective courses > SES Master level courses

    Economics Master: 30 ECTS
    Version: 2019/v01 nouveauPLE
    Two modules must be validated with min. 12 ECTS each > Module 8: Industrial Organization
    Two modules must be validated with min. 12 ECTS each > Module 6: Quantitative Economics
    Two modules must be validated with min. 12 ECTS each > Module 2: Economic Policy
    Elective courses: Master courses from the Department of Economics > Liste des cours du Master en Economie Politique

    Economics [3e cycle]
    Version: SA-2002
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    Economie
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    Economie
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    Economie quantitative [3e cycle]
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    European Business 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > SES Master level courses

    European Studies 30 [MA]
    Version: SA14_MA_PS_bil_v01
    Enjeux économiques, politiques et sociaux en Europe > Modul "Economie" (Option A)

    Gestion d'entreprise 30 [MA]
    Version: 2020/SA_V01
    Es müssen zwei der folgenden aufgeführten Wahlmodule belegt werden > DAT: Data Analytics
    Cours facultatifs à choisir: Cours master de la Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales > SES Master level courses

    Information Management 90 ECTS [MA] - SA/2020
    Version: 2020/SA-v01
    Classes - min. 45 ECTS > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > DAT: Data Analytics

    Management 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > Cours facultatifs : max. 18 ECTS > SES Master level courses

    Management 90 ECTS [MA] - SA/2021
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Courses: min. 72 ECTS > Elective Courses : max. 18 ECTS > SES Master level courses
    Courses: min. 72 ECTS > Modules - min 54 ECTS > Groupe d'élément de validation du Module DAT > DAT: Data Analytics

    Management [3e cycle]
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    Marketing 90ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Courses > Groupe d'élément de validation du Module DAT > DAT: Data Analytics
    Courses > Elective Master courses from the whole university > SES Master level courses

    Public Economics and Public Finance 90 ECTS [MA_DD]
    Version: 2015 MA VWL DD
    Cours > Up to 45 ECTS credits must fulfill the conditions required for the specialisation, including the modules 1, 2 and 6 with a min. of 12 ECTS in each. > Module 2: Economic Policy
    Cours > Up to 45 ECTS credits must fulfill the conditions required for the specialisation, including the modules 1, 2 and 6 with a min. of 12 ECTS in each. > Additional courses in Economics in order to fulfil the Double Diploma requirements > Module 8: Industrial Organization
    Cours > Up to 45 ECTS credits must fulfill the conditions required for the specialisation, including the modules 1, 2 and 6 with a min. of 12 ECTS in each. > Module 6: Quantitative Economics

    Sciences sociales [3e cycle]
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    Sciences sociales [PRE-DOC]
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    Sciences économiques et sociales
    Version: 2018/SP_v01 ses_BeNeFri
    Course > MA course offering for BeNeFri Students

    Sciences économiques et sociales [3e cycle]
    Version: SA-2002
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    1026 6 International and European Business 90 [MA]
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Courses > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > SES Master level courses
    Courses > Modules > One complete module taken from the following list > Groupe d'élément de validation du Module DAT > DAT: Data Analytics