Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    Oct 07, 2022  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NS 6850 - Empirical Methods for the Analysis of Household Survey Data: Apps to Nutrition, Health, and Poverty

(also ECON 7711 )
Fall. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Statistics or Econometrics (through multiple regression and limited dependent variable models), or permission of instructor. Offered odd years.

D. Sahn.

Advanced seminar explores recent empirical research and evaluation literature on issues of health, nutrition, education and intrahousehold decision-making in developing countries.

Outcome 1: Explore are health, nutrition, education, and intra-household decision-making, with an emphasis on models of behavior of individuals and households, as well as the evaluation of programs.

Outcome 2: Understand the underlying theory and econometric techniques of the literature on the economics of health, nutrition and education, including issues such as model identification, functional form, and estimation techniques to control for endogeneity and heterogeneity.

Outcome 3: Understand the merits and limitations of randomized control trials (experiments) and non-experimental and econometric methods used to evaluate social interventions as well as understand behavior.

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