Training Courses

Our training courses are designed to be of particular benefit to economists and social scientists in the public and private sectors wanting to know how to use econometric methods and a variety of data to inform policy making.

They run over 1 or 2 days in the new facilities of Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies located in downtown Washington, D.C. at 640 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.

The price for each of the courses is as follows: Students from Higher Education Institutions $250; Faculty and Staff from Higher Educational Institutions $950; Government and Non-Profit organization employees $950; All others $1750. Note we will assign a limited number of places for students, and we will offer a discounted price for organizations that send multiple participants. If your organization wishes to send multiple participants, please contact us to arrange a reduced price before individuals from your organization register and pay separately.

In order for you to attend one of our courses, you must register and pay through Eventbrite. If you only register for the course and not submit payment, your seat won’t be guaranteed until you provide payment. 

Spring 2023

General Information

Title: Difference-in-Differences Methods
Date: February 9-10, 2023
Time: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Instructor: Professor Pedro H.C. Sant’Anna
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University (on leave)
Principal Researcher in the Office of the Chief Economist at Microsoft

Course Description

Difference-in-Differences (DiD) methods are widely used to investigate a range of empirical questions in economics, political science, and many other social and medical sciences. These methods are also very popular in industry due to the increasing interest in empirical investigations involving causal inference. There has recently been a large increase in the number of new papers on DiD, related methodologies making it challenging to keep up with rapidly evolving best practices. The main goal of this course is to provide up to date discussion of this important area.

A more detailed outline of the course can be found here.


Students (Non-Georgetown University) $250.00
Faculty and Staff from Higher Education Institutions $950.00
Employees from Government and/or Non-Profit Organizations   $950.00
General Admission   $1,750.00 

Note: In instances where multiple individuals from the same institution wish to attend it is
possible to request a discounted rate provided this is done prior to the initial registration.


Registration and payment for the training course can be accessed through the following link.


This course will be held at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies located in downtown Washington, D.C. at 640 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.

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