Econ 477

Policy Analysis for International Development

Syllabus

Syllabus – updated 8 January 2013

Readings

Randomization Edward Miguel and Michael Kremer (2004).

WORMS: IDENTIFYING IMPACTS ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH IN THE PRESENCE OF TREATMENT EXTERNALITIES, Econometrica , vol 72(1): 159-217.

T. Paul Schultz (2004). School subsidies for the poor: evaluating the Mexican Progresa poverty program, Journal of Development Economics, vol 74(1): 199-250.

Propensity Score Matching

Jalan and Ravallion (2003). Does piped water reduce diarrhea for children in rural India?, Journal of Econometrics, vol 112: 153-173.

Double Difference

Duflo (2001). Schooling and Labor Market Consequences of School Construction in Indonesia: Evidence from an Unusual Policy Experiment, American Economic Review, vol 94(4): 795-813.

Galiani, Gertler, and Schargrodsky (2005). Water for Life: The Impact of the Privatization of Water Services on Child Mortality, Journal of Political Economy, vol 113(1): 83-120.

Dupas (2011). Do Teenagers Respond to HIV Risk Information? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol 3 (January 2011): 1–34

Instrumental Variables

Blunch and Pörtner (2011). Literacy, Skills, and Welfare: Effects of Participation in Adult Literacy Programs, Economic Development and Cultural Change, vol. 60(1): 17-66

Pörtner, Beegle, and Christaensen (2013). Does Family Planning Reduce Fertility? Evidence from Rural Ethiopia, working paper.

Regression Discontinuity and Distributional Program Effects

Pitt and Khandker (1998). The Impact of Group‐Based Credit Programs on Poor Households in Bangladesh: Does the Gender of Participants Matter?, Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 106(5): 958-996

Barrera-Osorio, Linden, and Urquiola (2007). The Effects of User Fee Reductions on Enrollment Evidence from a quasi-experiment, Working paper.

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