LAW Advanced Empirical Methods
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Advanced Empirical Methods
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[ Academia ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Related Elective for those interested in Empirical Research : Students interested in policy or academic work will benefit from developing a publishable research project. If you are interested in a topic that involves empirical research, this course will expose you to advanced statistical techniques and should help you develop a detailed project design for eventual publication.
General course Description:
This course will examine topics in the empirical evaluation of law and policy for those who have already been exposed to basic statistics and regression. The course will begin with a discussion of problems of causal inference that have plagued some traditional statistical approaches and then examine the virtues and limitations associated with some more advanced techniques, such as regression discontinuity analyses and instrumental variables estimation. The course is designed to move students towards a publishable empirical research project. Given the constraints of the quarter system, the product is more likely to end with a detailed project design rather than a fully implemented study. Successful completion of the course requires regular attendance, and: (1) careful reading of the course assignments coupled with frequent one page written assignments on the reading; and (2) a PowerPoint presentation to the class discussing a major paper. (3) A detailed project design using one of the empirical approaches discussed in the class.
Course Style: A Substantive/ Perspective course looks at law from an external or non-traditional standpoint.
Course Frequency: Offered once a year