UCL Department of Economics


ECONG040 - Economics and Econometrics of Programme Evaluation


The course will teach the basic programme evaluation methods. It will then discuss the issues relating to scaling up of policies that have been evaluated based on small scale pilots. The course then will focus on policies that may have longer term effects, often in ways not explicitly anticipated by the policymaker, and how we can use economic models to consider their effects. Within this context we will consider dynamic effects of policies and how individuals not targeted by an intervention may react to it and change its the impact in ways that cannot be captured by small scale short run evaluations. Within this context we will also examine questions of evaluating policies considering their equilibrium consequences.

Taught by:
Aureo De Paula
Assessment: Exam
Suitable for:
Graduate students
Prerequisites: ECONG020: Econometrics
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