The IZA/DFID Short Course on Programme Evaluation took place on October, 29th-30th. The course was designed for postgraduate students, faculty members, and researchers in government and non-government institutions who would like to develop their skills in programme evaluation using the latest econometric methods.
The course consisted of four half-day sessions and covered the following topics:
- design and analysis of randomised controlled trials
- propensity score matching methods
- difference-in-difference estimators
- regression discontinuity designs
The focus was laid on application of these methods for the evaluation of labour market related programmes, including skills training programmes.
Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
Christopher Parsons (University of Western Australia and IZA)
Kate Vyborny (Duke University)