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309.720.01 Applied Econometrics for Health Policy Research

Health Policy and Management
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Lauren Nicholas
Course Instructor :

Advanced Methods in Health Services Research: Analysis (309.716)


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 Objectives:

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

  1. Use econometric methods to estimate causal effects of health policies
  2. Characterize average and heterogeneous treatment effects
  3. Design a health econometrics research study, analyze data, and present results in publication-quality manuscripts
  4. Transition to independent dissertation research
Methods of Assessment:

Student Participation (30%) Peer Referee Reports (30%) final paper (40%)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required