This course focuses on what a practitioner needs to know about multiple regression analysis, a key tool for policy analysis. It is an introduction to econometrics that is less mathematical and theoretical than PUBPOL 571. It combines attention to the theoretical underpinnings of regression with attention to applications of regression to policy questions. Students will gain experience in running regressions using STATA. Prerequisite: PUBPOL 529 or equivalent.
Students cannot receive credit for both PUBPOL 571 and PUBPOL 569.
Professor of Public Policy, Education, and Economics; Co-Director, Education Policy Initiative
Dynarski's education policy research focuses on the effectiveness of charter schools, the optimal design of financial aid, the price elasticity of private school attendance, the relationship between postsecondary schooling and labor market outcomes, and the effect of high school reforms on academic achievement and educational attainment. She serves as co-director of the Education Policy Initiative and is a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.