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Paper-based, depending on topic.
We recommend successful completion of the courses MA: Microeconometrics as well as MA: Policy Evaluation
Portfolioprüfung (2 Presentations, 1 Seminar Thesis); 6 ECTS
Course content and structure
This master seminar aims at providing a deeper understanding of microeconometric estimation techniques that can be used to evaluate public policies. You will learn about issues and recent methodological advances in popular evaluation approaches, such as difference-in-differences. Furthermore, you will practice applying the theoretical insights to an empirical problem of your own choice.
The seminar is structured as follows. After the kick-of meeting where we will give you short introduction into the proposed topics, you will have to hold two presentations. First, you will present the econometric theory on your topic. Second, you have to find an empirical paper that has applied the method. We ask you to summarize and discuss the application in the second presentation. [Optionally, you may also reestimate the analysis in your application given the new methodological insights, e.g. using data from a replication package.] At the end of the semester, you submit a seminar thesis that discusses both theory and your selected application.
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