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A-822 The Consequences of Educational Policy Interventions in Developing Countries: Evidence from Recent Impact Evaluations

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2018

The past two decades have seen the emergence of numerous rigorous evaluations of educational interventions in developing countries. These studies employ methodologies that allow researchers to reach causal conclusions about the effects of the programs they evaluated. This course aims to distill the primary policy lessons from these studies by reviewing the main theories that motivated them, the empirical strategies used to assess them, the emerging puzzles, and the substantive results and their policy implications. The course will...

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S413Y: Using Quantitative Methods to Make Causal Inferences about the Consequences of Educational Initiatives and Policies

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

Doctoral Research Practicum

This research practicum has two objectives: to increase participants' knowledge of methods for making causal inferences in quantitative research, and to provide participants with a forum for presenting and receiving feedback on their research. Some meeting time will be devoted to discussing recent papers. The first part of each session will be devoted to discussion of one or two recent papers that use creative methodologies in addressing important educational policy questions. However, the primary focus of each session is to discuss the written...

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