221.651.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 4 Credit(s)
TTh 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Antonio Trujillo
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • apply methodological principles and statistical concepts as they relate to the field of health economics
    • conduct linear regression analysis of observational data in order to reach conclusions relevant for decision-making processes in both national and international settings.
    • Use the Stata computer software package to conduct solid applied empirical research
  • Course Description
    Introduces students to the application of basic statistical methods to economic analyses. They use econometrics to support or reject theories from economics using empirical observation. Students cover the basic concepts behind linear regression models by studying cases where the dependent variable is continuous and is a linear function of the parameters of interest. Improves students’ ability to conduct economic analysis using observational data, as economic studies rarely benefit from the availability of controlled experiments. Exercises provide hands-on experience in implementing well-crafted empirical analysis. Students learn to employ tools and methods and compare the results with respect to those obtained from initial estimations based on very restricted assumptions.
  • Intended Audience
    Doctoral and master's students interested in quantitative evaluation methods
  • Methods of Assessment
    • 75 % assignment: 5 numerical problem sets building on the lectures and illustrating key principles using applied international and US examples • 5% Class participation • 20% Final Exam

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    • 80 % assignment: 5 numerical problem sets building on the lectures and illustrating key principles using applied international and US examples  • 20% Final Exam

  • Prerequisites
    Recommended for this course are 140.623 or 140.653
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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