ECON 3171

ECON 3171

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Building on prior coursework (multivariate regression), students learn the econometric tools used by policy and business analysts to quantitatively evaluate the causal impact of various policies, business decisions, and other actions on outcomes of interest. For example, how does Head Start affect the educational attainment of children? How do minimum wages affect employment and firm profitability? Hands-on applications using real data illustrate the core tools of program evaluation econometrics.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SDS-AS, SSC-AS)

Outcomes
  • Students will learn to assess the strengths and limitations of the different research design strategies covered in the course for estimating the causal effects of public policies.
  • Students will learn the concepts behind the each of the core strategies in the causal toolkit, and will implement them using data-based examples.
  • Students will engage in independent data driven projects employing the research design strategies, and will write up this work.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PAM 4101

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18587ECON 3171  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Hybrid: rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PAM 4101

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20553ECON 3171  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Kapustin, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online