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 Massachusets Avenue N.W.

The price for each of the courses is as follows: Students from Higher Education Institutions $500; 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 which send multiple participants. If your organization wishes to send multiple particiapants, please contact us to arrange a reduced price before individuals from your organization register and pay seperately.  

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Spring 2019

April 25-26, 2019
Jeffrey M. Wooldridge-Michigan State University
Estimating Causal Effects and Policy Effects

Synopsis

This course will cover several methods for estimating causal effects with an emphasis on methods that can be used to analyze policy interventions. For cross-sectional data we consider cases where the assignment is randomized; randomized conditional on observed covariates; and where assignment depends fundamentally on unobservables. In addition to instrumental variables methods this course will cover control function methods that allow estimation of a variety of causal effects. The basics of regression discontinuity designs, which can be used to exploit institutional features of program participation, will also be discussed. 

General difference-in-differences (DID), including allowing for multiple treatment groups and time periods, with different pre-treatment trends, will also be covered. There will also be some discussion of nonlinear DID. The final topic is policy analysis with panel data. Throughout the course, Professor Wooldridge will mention certain issues in obtaining valid standard errors and confidence intervals.

Registration

Please click on the following link to register for the course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-25-26-2019-gcep-estimating-causal-effects-and-policy-effects-training-course-taught-by-tickets-56209748872

In addition to registering for the course, you must provide payment through Shopify in order to guarentee your seat for this course. 

Payment

The price for this courses is as follows: Students from Higher Education Institutions $500; 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 which send multiple participants. If your organization wishes to send multiple particiapants, please contact us to arrange a reduced price before individuals from your organization register and pay seperately.  Please click on the approriate blue button to provide payment for the course: 

 
 
 
 

 

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