ECON 626: Empirical Microeconomics, University of Maryland, Fall 2019

Instructors: |
Pamela Jakiela [Email | Webpage] ; Owen Ozier [Email | Webpage] | |

TA: |
Ming Fang [Email] | |

Syllabus: |
ECON-626 2019 Syllabus (pdf) | |

TA office hours: |
Every Wednesday, 10:30AM-12:30PM, 3115A Tydings | |

Stata Review: |
Contact the TA | |

Other exam review: |
TBD | |

Midterm |
Friday Oct 18th, IN CLASS | |

Final |
Friday Dec 6th, IN CLASS |

Lectures

Problem sets (6)

Problem Set 1 |
Problem Set 1 questions |
MalariaData2.dta |

Problem Set 2 |
Problem Set 2 questions | |

Problem Set 3 |
Problem Set 3 questions |
econ626-2019-ps3-rd-manipulation-questions.do |

Problem Set 4 |
Problem Set 4 questions | |

Problem Set 5 |
Problem Set 5 questions |
Supporting files for PS5 (zip) |

Problem Set 6 |
Problem Set 6 questions |

Supplementary material

Ronald Fisher's 1935 Design of Experiments (1971 reprint), chapters 1 and 2 (discussed in Lecture 1) |

Supplementary "discussion" of instrumental variables (and economics graduate work more broadly) (discussed in Lecture 4) |

Ozier (2015) paper on secondary schooling in Kenya (discussed in Lecture 5) |

Evans (2013) "Regression Discontinuity Porn" (relevant to Lecture 5) |

Evans and Popova (2016) "What Really Works to Improve Learning in Developing Countries? An Analysis of Divergent Findings in Systematic Reviews" (relevant to Lecture 7) |

Cochrane Handbook (relevant to Lecture 7) |

Blog post on statistical refinements to pre-analysis plans (Anderson and Magruder, Fafchamps and Labonne) (relevant to Lecture 9) |

Jesse Shapiro on how to present applied micro work (relevant more broadly) |

Example Excel spreadsheet for calculating q-values (relevant to multiple hypothesis testing) |