Gregory Bruich

Appointment
Lecturer on Economics, FAS
Office Address
Non-resident

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Miguel Santos

Appointment
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Rubenstein Bldg 526
617-495-4165
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Anders Jensen

Appointment
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Office Address
Non-resident

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Joshua Goodman

Appointment
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 354
617-496-9720
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API-202

Intended as a continuation of API-201, this course equips students with an understanding of common tools of empirical analysis in policy applications, with a particular emphasis on causal inference. Much of the learning will take place through hands-on analysis of data sets, as well as case studies illustrating critical concepts. The course will cover the mechanics of regression analysis, including multiple regression, dummy variables, and binary dependent variables; as well as program evaluation, including observational, experimental, and quasi-experimental techniques. The final part of the course includes an integrative exercise in which students will have the opportunity to assess empirical analysis in an open-ended and professionally realistic project.

Prerequisite: API-201 or equivalent. May not be taken for credit with API-210.

Review session: Friday 8:45-10:00am