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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Summer 2017

June 19-20, 2017
Michael Bailey and Jonathan Ladd- Georgetown University
Survey Design and Analysis

This course introduces students to modern methods for conducting and analyzing surveys.  The first day will focus on designing survey questions and approaches to sampling and interviewing respondents.  The second day will focus on analyzing survey responses, paying special attention to techniques that are needed to deal with the inevitably substantial non-response that challenges most contemporary surveys.


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June 26-27, 2017
Kai-Uwe Kuhn-University of East Anglia
Regulating the Internet Economy: Policy Issues and Economic Analysis

The course starts with a brief overview of the way in which the internet economy has been “disruptive” to traditional ways of doing business and the regulatory concerns that have resulted – especially in Europe. It then briefly introduces some fundamental economic concepts of complementarity and coordination that are important to understanding innovation processes in the internet economy and the particular business practices that are emerging.  These tool are used to analyse the issues of potential dominance of platforms like Google, Amazon, or Facebook that has raised concerns in the policy debates (especially in Europe) on the basis of a number of competition cases. In the second half of the course we look in more detail at the regulatory issues in platform markets, in particular discussions surrounding the use of data, the role of pricing algorithms for competition, as well as issues for consumer and worker protection that arise from novel business formats in the internet economy.


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Spring 2017

April 19-20, 2017
Matias Cattaneo- University of Michigan
Program Evaluation

The goal of this short course is to give an introduction to standard and recent methodological developments in program evaluation, with particular focus on (reduced form) treatment effect estimation and inference in experimental and observational settings. It focuses on methodology and empirical practice, and will not discuss much of the statistical and econometric theory underlying the results.