ECON 384

Advanced Empirical Methods in Economics

This course examines advanced empirical methods used in economics. The focus is on developing and testing hypotheses in economics. The course develops econometric techniques that approximate a desirable experimental design to test causal hypotheses. These techniques are typically called quasi-experimental. In addition, the increasing use of randomized field experiments in economics is examined. Topics are selected from a variety of economics sub-fields, including labor, urban, environmental, development, education, and macro economics. The course also includes development of an independent empirical research project.

Prerequisites: ECON 170 and 284.