MPP2021-525

Policy Evaluation

Edmund Malesky, Le Viet Phu
Date: 18/06/2020 16:28; File size: 258,945 bytes
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Thursday, 25/06/2020
08:30 - 11:45

Part 1: Fundamentals of Policy Evaluation and Randomized Controlled Trials [Edmund Malesky]

What is Policy Evaluation, Causal Inference, and Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs)

Importance of evaluation and the difference from monitoring, counterfactuals and the potential outcomes framework

  • EGAP, "10 Strategies for Figuring Out if X Caused Y"
  • EGAP, "10 Things You Need to Know about Causal Inference"
  • Angrist and Pischke, Introduction.
  • KKS, pp 3-20.

Basics of field experiments and exploration of different designs

  • KKS, pp. 33-38.
  • EGAP, "10 Types of Treatment Effects You Should Know About".
  • EGAP, "10 Things to Know about External Validity".
  • First Problem Set Released.
Joshua D. Angrist, Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Date: 20/06/2020 16:25; File size: 116,978 bytes
Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain A. Samad
Date: 20/06/2020 16:12; File size: 3,138,346 bytes
Joshua D. Angrist, Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Date: 20/06/2020 16:24; File size: 116,978 bytes
Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain A. Samad
Date: 20/06/2020 16:12; File size: 3,138,346 bytes
Joshua D. Angrist, Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Date: 20/06/2020 16:23; File size: 116,978 bytes
Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain A. Samad
Date: 20/06/2020 16:11; File size: 3,138,346 bytes
Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain A. Samad
Date: 20/06/2020 16:10; File size: 3,138,346 bytes
Joshua D. Angrist, Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Date: 20/06/2020 16:22; File size: 116,978 bytes
Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain A. Samad
Date: 20/06/2020 16:09; File size: 3,138,346 bytes
Howard White, David A. Raitzer
Date: 20/06/2020 16:22; File size: 4,269,545 bytes
Natural Experiments: An Overview of Methods, Approaches, and Contributions to Public Health Intervention Research. Annual Reviews of Public Health (Chỉ có bản tiếng Anh)
Date: 20/06/2020 16:21; File size: 381,459 bytes
Alejandro Ganiminan
Date: 20/06/2020 16:20; File size: 86,696 bytes
David Mckenzie
Date: 20/06/2020 16:19; File size: 168,993 bytes
Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain A. Samad
Date: 20/06/2020 16:08; File size: 3,138,346 bytes
Readings 5.1. Improving the Transparency and Delivery of a Subsidized Rice Program in Indonesia
Date: 20/06/2020 16:19; File size: 505,109 bytes
Alexander Coppock
Date: 20/06/2020 16:16; File size: 795,361 bytes
Lindsay Dolan
Date: 20/06/2020 16:15; File size: 601,997 bytes
Lindsay Dolan
Date: 20/06/2020 16:15; File size: 528,612 bytes
Joshua D. Angrist, Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Date: 20/06/2020 16:17; File size: 116,978 bytes
Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain A. Samad
Date: 20/06/2020 16:07; File size: 3,138,346 bytes
Renard Sexton
Date: 20/06/2020 16:14; File size: 301,038 bytes
Paul Testa
Date: 20/06/2020 16:13; File size: 840,719 bytes
Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain A. Samad
Date: 20/06/2020 16:07; File size: 3,138,346 bytes
Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain A. Samad
Date: 20/06/2020 16:06; File size: 3,138,346 bytes
Joshua D. Angrist, Jörn-Steffen Pischke
Date: 20/06/2020 16:04; File size: 116,978 bytes
Macartan Humphreys
Date: 20/06/2020 16:03; File size: 228,027 bytes
Macartan Humphreys
Date: 20/06/2020 16:03; File size: 338,705 bytes
Le Viet Phu
Date: 14/07/2020 14:49; File size: 455,282 bytes
Le Viet Phu
Date: 14/07/2020 14:49; File size: 421,309 bytes
Le Viet Phu
Date: 14/07/2020 14:48; File size: 389,351 bytes
Le Viet Phu
Date: 14/07/2020 14:48; File size: 609,201 bytes
Edmund Malesky
Date: 09/07/2020 09:01; File size: 1,603,001 bytes
Edmund Malesky
Date: 09/07/2020 09:01; File size: 2,430,945 bytes
Edmund Malesky
Date: 09/07/2020 09:00; File size: 863,132 bytes
Edmund Malesky
Date: 09/07/2020 09:00; File size: 1,266,250 bytes
Edmund Malesky
Date: 09/07/2020 08:59; File size: 1,412,082 bytes
Edmund Malesky
Date: 09/07/2020 08:59; File size: 909,776 bytes

This course offers a first systematic approach to policy evaluation from a perspective of a practitioner. It provides rationale why evaluation may be used to inform and improve policy development, adoption, implementation, and effectiveness, and builds the evidence for policy interventions. We begin with experimental approaches, the gold standard in program evaluation.

The main purpose of randomized evaluations is to determine whether a program has an impact, and more specifically, to quantify how large that impact is. Impact evaluations measure program effectiveness typically by comparing outcomes of those who received the program against those who did not. We will learn basic sets of skills for designing and evaluating policy interventions, and then practice them immediately. The first lecture will be devoted to the goals and organization of program design before beginning our discussion of the experimental ideal. Each subsequent class will delve into particular research tools used in evaluation for attempting to recover the experimental ideal (randomized control trials, survey experiments, regression discontinuity design, matching estimators, and difference-in-differences). Within each lecture, we will discuss the underlying assumptions, power estimations, and diagnostics for determining whether the tool is appropriate for the particular research question.

The course will take the organizational structure of a workshop. Understanding the challenges of teaching econometrics without formulas, we have selected a nuanced approach which offers a harmonic, narrative based, combination of theory, in-class discussions, and computer applications. The course assessment is based on identifying a critical policy question that students are interested in and then designing the ideal evaluation for it. The final project will a Pre-Analysis Plan, a specialized research design that lays out the specific for how a new policy will be evaluated.