Human capital is a hot topic, key to the pursuit of economic growth and at the heart of major public policies, from the UN’s Millennium Development Goals to the EU’s 2020 Strategy. But how effective are these policies? Run by leading scholars and former ministers, from 14-18 July 2014, this summer school will give participants the latest knowledge and skills. It will focus on several techniques to measure the impact of public policies on human capital in various settings.
1. How to measure human capital from an economic perspective (economic theory introduction)?
2. How to assess human capital accumulation across countries (comparative method)?
3. What methods are available to evaluate the impact of relevant policies and programmes (randomized control trials and natural experiments, differences-in-differences and regression discontinuity design, instrumental variables, matching)?
Number of participants:
Minimum: 10 students, maximum: 40
9 June 2014
– Morning sessions start at 09:00 finish at 13:00 (lectures on theories of human capital and impact assessment)
– Afternoon sessions start 14:00 and finish at 16:30 (computer lab sessions).
– At least a Bachelors’ degree
– 1st year and 2nd year micro and macroeconomics as well as ideally an introduction to statistics course.
– Some understanding of economics principles, a strong passion for public policy, and the desire to acquire quantitative skills for impact assessment.
Please indicate academic qualifications, professional experience and interest in the application form.
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