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Desmond Ang

Appointment
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 358
617-495-4505
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Michela Carlana

Appointment
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 352
617-495-1614
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Amitabh Chandra

Appointment
Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 344
617-496-7356
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Anders Jensen

Appointment
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Rubenstein Bldg 328

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.