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IZA/DFID Short Course on Program Evaluation

Organizers: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA), Ahmed Elsayed (IZA), David Lam (University of Michigan and IZA)
Location:Kathmandu, Nepal
Date:December 06, 2019 - December 08, 2019

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)

Program





Teaching Staff: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
Stefano Caria (University of Bristol)
Simon Franklin (Queen Mary, University of London)
Kanika Mahajan (Ashoka University)

Friday, December 06:

        Room: Dhuku Hall
 
 
15:30 - 17:00   Registration and Distribution of Learning Materials

Teaching Materials
Stata Licenses, Installation
 

Saturday, December 07:

        Room: Begnas Hall
 
 
08:00 - 08:15   Welcome and Introduction
David Lam (University of Michigan and IZA)
Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
 
 
        Section A: IMPACT EVALUATION
 
08:15 - 09:30   Stefano Caria (University of Bristol), Simon Franklin (Queen Mary, University of London), Kanika Mahajan (Ashoka University)

  • What is Evaluation? Why Evaluate?
  • What Questions Do You Want to Answer?
  • Different Questions and Research Strategies and Specific Methods for Evaluating Impact / Potential Outcome Framework
  • Include Practical (own) Examples
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    09:30 - 10:00   Coffee Break
     
     
            Section B: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN/RCT
     
    10:00 - 11:30   Stefano Caria (University of Bristol)
    "B1 How to Design an Experiment"

  • Methods of Randomization
  • Linking Experimental Design and Theory
  • Determining Sample Size Using Parametric and Non-parametric Power Calculations
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    11:30 - 11:45   Break
     
     
    11:45 - 12:45   Poster Session I
      Chair: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
     
        Kamal Chaudhary (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
      "The Dynamics of the Precarious Youth Labour Market in South Asia: The Case of Rising Unemployment, Joblessness and the Uncertain Future of the Educated Youth"
     
        Satarupa Mitra (Indian Institute of Management)
      "Risk Preference and Risk Attitude: An Experimental Investigation"
     
        Sumadi Samaraweera (Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka)
      "Factors Associated with Moonlighting in the Labour Market of Sri Lanka"
     
        Mostafa Shahen (Kochi University of Technology)
      "How do Individuals Behave in Intergenerational Sustainability Dilemma? A Strategy-method Experiment"
     
     
    12:45 - 13:45   Lunch
     
     
            Section B: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN/RCT (continue)
     
    13:45 - 15:15   Stefano Caria (University of Bristol)
    "B2 Analyzing Data from an Experiment"

  • Average Effects
  • Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects
  • CACE (Complier Average Causal Effect)
  • LATE (Local Average Treatment Effect)
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    15:15 - 15:45   Coffee Break
     
     
    15:45 - 17:15   Simon Franklin (Queen Mary, University of London)
    "B3 How to Implement an Experiment"

  • Finding Funding
  • Working with Partner Organizations
  • Data Collection (Including Innovative Methods of Data Collection)
  • Pitfalls to Avoid
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    17:15 - 17:30   Break
     
     
    17:30 - 18:30   Poster Session II
      Chair: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
     
        Bina Adhikari (United Mission to Nepal)
      "Mothers Group Role to Empower Rural Women"
     
        Bhabesh Hazarika (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi)
      "Transforming the Lives of Poor towards Sustainable Development: India’s Efforts through Affordable (Adequate) Housing Scheme “PMAY-G"
     
        Anuvinda P (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
      "Do Adolescents Display Differential Competitive and Social Preferences Based on the Relative Economic Status of Others?"
     
        Jayani Wijesinghe (Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka)
      "Working Women and Child Bearing: Sri Lanka"
     
     
    19:30       Dinner at Restaurant Nepali Chulo, Lazimpat, behind Hotel Gangjong, Kathmandu
     

    Sunday, December 08:

            Room: Begnas Hall
     
     
            Section B: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN/RCT (continue)
     
    08:30 - 10:00   Simon Franklin (Queen Mary, University of London)
    "B4 What Lessons to Draw from an Experiment"

  • Cost-benefit Analysis
  • Scale-up and General Equilibrium Effects
  • External Validity and the Importance of Context
  • Meta-analysis
  •  
    10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
     
     
            Section C: NON-/QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS
     
    10:30 - 12:00   Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
    "C1 Propensity Score Matching"

  • What is (Propensity Score) Matching?
  • Choosing a Matching Algorithm
  • Assessing the Matching Quality
  • Effect Estimation
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    12:00 - 13:00   Lunch Break
     
     
    13:00 - 14:30   Kanika Mahajan (Ashoka University)
    "C2 Difference-in-Differences"

  • Motivation and Intuition

  • Graphical Illustration and Formalization
  • Did with Regressions

  • Practical Advice and Sensitivity Analysis
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    14:30 - 15:00   Coffee Break
     
     
    15:00 - 16:30   Kanika Mahajan (Ashoka University)
    "C3 Regression-Discontinuity Design "

  • Motivation and Intuition

  • Graphical Illustration
  • Estimation (Sharp and Fuzzy RDD)
  • Robustness Checks
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    16:30 - 16:45   Break
     
     
     
            Section D: PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS AND ACADEMIC ADVICE
     
    16:45 - 17:45   Stefano Caria (University of Bristol), Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA), Simon Franklin (Queen Mary, University of London), Kanika Mahajan (Ashoka University)

  • Advice on How to Publish/Advance in Academia
  • Practical Advice for Young Researchers in Developing Countries
  • More Time for Individual Poster Discussion
  • Certificates
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