PubPol 713

PubPol 713: Causal Inference in Education Policy

Fall 2013
9:25-9:25 am EDT
Credit Hours

This course explores the use of experiments and quasi-experiments in research relevant to education policy. We will examine reports and papers that use research methods such as instrumental variables, regression discontinuity, propensity score matching, natural experiments, differences-in-differences, and randomized trials. We will also practice the use of these techniques in problem sets. Areas of education policy covered include: education in developing countries, financial aid, class size, teacher training, student incentives, teacher incentives, returns to schooling, charter schools, and early childhood interventions. Download Coursemart Audio