Schedule

Here’s your roadmap for the semester!


Evaluation, design, & causation Reading Assignment Class
August 26 What is program evaluation? + Introduction to R, RStudio, and the tidyverse
September 9 Regression and inference
September 11 Problem set 1
September 16 Theories of change
September 18 Problem set 2
September 23 Counterfactuals and DAGs I
September 25 Problem set 3
September 30 Counterfactuals and DAGs II
October 1 Problem set 4
October 7 Threats to validity
October 9 Problem set 5
October 15–20 Exam 1
Statistical tools Reading Assignment Class
October 14 Randomization
October 21 Difference-in-difference I
October 23 Problem set 6
October 28 Difference-in-difference II
October 30 Problem set 7
November 4 Regression discontinuity I
November 6 Problem set 8
November 11 Regression discontinuity II & Instrumental variables I
November 13 Problem set 9
November 18 Instrumental variables II
November 20 Problem set 10
November 19–24 Exam 2
Applied evaluation Reading Assignment Class
December 2 Ethics and open science
December 2 Code-through due
December 9 Politics, feasibility, and communication
Final Reading Assignment Class
December 16 Final project due (submit online by 4:30 PM)