The course will focus on providing a basic knowledge on methods for the impact evaluation of policies and programs. The main econometric methods used in impact analyses (Randomized Trials, PS Matching, Instrumental Variables, Regression Discontinuity Designs, Difference-in-Differences) will be introduced and described. The course also contains practical modules that use data and real examples to show the computational application of some of the methods presented.

The exam will consist in a written and oral test.