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Analysis of Experiments and Quasi-Experiments

Introduction

This course teaches modern design based approaches to empirical analysis that are prevalent in applied microeconomics. In particular, we focus on analysis techniques associated with credible empirical evidence - with a strong leaning towards experimental and quasi-experimental techniques. The course teaches both the actual implementation of the techniques using statistical software and relevant applications in the economics literature, with a particular emphasis on business relevant topics, such as personell economics and industrial organisation, in addition to classical applications in labor economics, health economics and development economics. We also explore to what extent the analysis techniques are used and can be used in business contexts.

Course content

  • Empirical strategies in applied microeconomics
  • Comparing experimental techniques and observational studies

  • Implementation of empirical strategies in statistical software

  • Key scientific studies in business relevant economics

  • Applications of experimental techniques to business problems

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