ECON 495 - Seminar in Economics
Section: 002 Evaluation of Social and Educational Programs
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Notes:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 401 and 402 with a grade of at least C-.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ECON 404 or 405.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course will consider the evaluation of social and educational programs, such as job training programs for the disadvantaged, Teach for America or drug use prevention programs from an economic perspective. The first part of the course will consist of lectures that introduce the basic institutions and econometrics of program evaluation. The remainder of the course will consist of seminar style presentations and discussions of academic papers and government reports drawn from the literatures evaluating three types of programs. The program types are chosen based in part on student input and may include programs in developed and developing countries. Students will write a paper for the course. This paper may be either an analytic literature survey reviewing the evaluation literature on a specific program or an original research paper that evaluates a particular program or intervention.

ECON 495 - Seminar in Economics
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Students must apply for enrollment. Application available on Econ Dept website.
002 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 0821380281
Handbook on impact evaluation : quantitative methods and practices, Author: Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain A. Samad., Publisher: World Bank 2010
ISBN: 9780521671934
Counterfactuals and causal inference : methods and principles for social research, Author: Stephen L. Morgan and Christopher Winship., Publisher: Cambridge University Press Reprint. 2007
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