PUBPOL 713

PUBPOL 713: Causal Inference in Education Policy Research: Postsecondary

Level
Graduate
Term
Winter 2020
Days
Monday, Wednesday
Time
10:00-11:20 am EDT
U-M Course Number
25283
Credit Hours
3

Instructors: Susan Dynarski and Kevin Stange

This course focuses on rigorous evaluation of policies and interventions related to postsecondary education. Evaluations will be discussed in the context of the current and historical landscape. Specific topics will include financial aid, college quality, persistence and labor market returns. Methods include matching, regression discontinuity, randomized trials and instrumental variables. This course is intended for PhD students early in their dissertation phase, as well as for advanced masters students who plan to work with empirical research in a professional setting.