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309.720.01 APPLIED ECONOMETRICS FOR HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH

Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Lauren Nicholas
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
Description:

Advanced econometrics course that builds on techniques introduced in the prerequisite courses. Topics addressed include techniques for risk adjustment and provider profiling, advanced topics in instrumental variables analysis, calculating appropriate marginal effects and standard errors, heterogeneous treatment effects, decomposition approaches, and methods of assessing the robustness of various estimates. Students work on independent research projects that provide hands-on exposure to research design and data analysis with Stata.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Use econometric methods to estimate causal effects of health policies
Characterize average and heterogeneous treatment effects
Design a health econometrics research study, analyze data, and present results in publication-quality manuscripts
Transition to independent dissertation research

Methods of Assessment: Student Participation (15%) Problem Sets (15%) Mid-term exam (20%) final paper (50%)
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 10:30 - 11:50
  • Thursday 10:30 - 11:50
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Advanced Methods in Health Services Research: Analysis (309.716)

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail