May 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

ECN 395-01 - Advanced Special Topic: Seminar in Causal Inference

4 credits (Spring)
In this seminar, students will learn how economists use data to answer cause-and-effect questions. Students will work to understand and implement the five most common methods in modern applied econometrics: randomized controlled trials, regression, instrumental variables, difference-in-differences, and regression discontinuity. Students will then explore how these modern empirical techniques are being used by leading-edge economists and apply the techinques as they investigate their own novel research question.

Prerequisite: ECN 280 , ECN 282 , and ECN 286 .   
Instructor: Ohrn