Lectures 3 and 4OLS, Measurement Error and Propensity Score Matching
Recall from last lecture that OLS gives us a valid estimate of the treatment effect when
our data our randomly assigned to treatment and control groups. Remember also that I
said this ra
22 March 2017
Team Final Report
A PDF copy must be submitted by 9PM on Friday April 7th, 2017. I would like you to submit your
paper to turnitin.com. Students who do not wish to submit thei
Guidelines for Individual Paper Summary II
A PDF copy must be submitted by noon on Thursday March 16th. I would like you to submit
your paper to turnitin.com. Students who do not wish to su
Looking for papers
Good places to look
As you know from 3F03/3FF3 EconLit is a great
resource to find articles.
You can also use Google Scholar to find
articles and working papers.
The National Bureau of Economics Analysis
Guidelines for Individual Peer Review Report
A PDF copy must be uploaded on A2L by 5PM Thursday March 23rd .
Please include your name in the file name and in your report.
Review the late su
Summary Outline II
A PDF copy must be submitted by 4:30pm on Monday March 20th on Avenue to Learn.
Please include the name of at least one team member in the file name.
Review the late subm
Individual Presentation 2
What is the topic you are working on?
Why do you find this topic interesting?
Why is this an important topic?
Present some graph(s) related to the
inequality you are working on.
Presentation time = 13-15 minutes (not including questions).
(1) Give a clear description of your teams specific research topic.
(2) Explain how your teams papers are connected to you
Economic Growth and Productivity
Suggestions of Research Topics
List of Research Topics
Interpret the theme Economic Growth and
Productivity very broadly.
Work in groups (not necessarily with you team
members) to make a list of research topics.
Suggested outline for Econ 4A03 Paper Critique:
1) Identify the research question the author poses and briefly discuss its policy importance (about
2) Critique the researcher's ability to answer this question given the data and methods used (in
1. Extraversion (Higher)
-Assertive, dominant, energetic, active, talkative, and enthusiatic
-Extraversion is positively related to interest in enterprising occupations.
-Interpersonal interaction with parterners, capitalists, employees and cust
Labour force participation rate
From column (1), labour market participation of full-time workers decreases by 6.3 percentage
point. Adding control variables yields a TE of 5.5 percentage point. Some of the full-time work
seems to be substituted b
Week 5 Lecture: Difference-in-Differences type estimators (Winter 2015)
The use of DD estimators in economics has flourished in the last 10-15 years. Many of
the papers you read will mention these, so lets spend some time thinking about them.