Proposed Seminar Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday
4:00-4:15 (ADT)
9:00-9:15 (EDT)
Introduction to Program Evaluation Selection bias Econometric evaluations
4:15-4:30 (ADT)
9:15-9:30 (EDT)
Evaluation in the MENA Region
4:30-4:45 (ADT)
9:30-9:45 (EDT)
4:45-5:00 (ADT)
9:45-10:00 (EDT)
Causal Attribution and the “Counterfactual”
5:00-5:15 (ADT)
10:00-10:15 (EDT)
Comparisons to self: Pre/post and Interrupted Time Series Difference-in-differences
Natural experiments
Instrumental variables
Regression discontinuity designs
Pipeline studies
5:15-5:30 (ADT)
10:15-10:30 (EDT)
5:30-5:45 (ADT)
10:30-10:45 (EDT)
Randomized Control Trials
5:45-6:00 (ADT)
10:45-11:00 (EDT)
6:00-6:15 (ADT)
11:00-11:15 (EDT)
6:15-6:30 (ADT)
11:15-11:30 (EDT)
Case Studies Break Break
6:30-7:30 (ADT)
11:30-12:30 (EDT)
Comparison Groups
Simple differences
Generic controls
Propensity score matching
Drawing Policy Conclusions
Statistical vs. policy significance