Advanced Executive Education 

 

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This three day workshop will provide a detailed introduction to the use of randomized field experiments in development economics. Field experiments have become an exciting tool, not only to evaluate important programs, but also to answer key economic questions. The workshop will introduce researchers who are familiar with economics and econometrics to the following topics: 

1. How to design an experiment

  • Methods of randomization
  • Linking experimental design and theory
  • Sample size

2. How to implement an experiment

  • Finding funding
  • Working with partner organizations
  • Data collection (including innovative methods of data collection)
  • Pitfalls to avoid

3. Analyzing data from an experiment

  • Average effects
  • Heterogeneity of treatment effects
  • CACE
  • LATE
  • Structural estimation