API-114 and API-115 comprise a two-course sequence for first-year graduate students seeking training in econometric methods at a level that prepares them to conduct professional empirical research. API-115 (spring) covers topics (different methods) in current empirical research. Faculty members from across the university will teach modules each covering a different method of causal inference, including but not limited to instrumental variables, panel data methods, and regression discontinuity and kink designs. The course will emphasize a mixture of theory and application, with problem sets focused on the replication or extension of recent papers utilizing these methods.
Also offered by the Economics Department as Economics 2115. This course is designed for PhD candidates in health policy, public policy, education policy, the Business School DBA program. Qualified undergraduates are also permitted to take the course with permission of the instructor.
Prerequisite: API-114 or the equivalent.