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Fall 2010 - 61115 - PA390C - Advanced Research Methods

Instructor(s): Flamm, Kenneth S.
Unique Number: 61115
Day & Time: T 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Room: SRH 3.360
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Course Overview

This course identifies and teaches research methods appropriate for each student's research plan. The course serves as a forum for synthesizing the roles of descriptive, prescriptive, and inferential modeling in policy research; exercising modern formal descriptive and inferential methods; and managing research information, small- and large-scale databases, and geographical information systems.

Section Description

This class provides an overview of the theory and practice of econometric and statistical techniques used to measure the causal effects of policy on observed empirical outcomes. The class will combine an informal development of the required theory with a substantial amount of practical application of the theory to real world data sets, in problems and exercises.

Required texts will include Angrist and Pischke, Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist’s Companion, and Cameron and Trivedi, Microeconometrics Using Stata.