Call for Participants: Training Workshop on Applied Micro-econometrics and Public Policy Evaluation - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Call for Participants: Training Workshop on Applied Micro-econometrics and Public Policy Evaluation

Call for Participants: Training Workshop on Applied Micro-econometrics and Public Policy Evaluation

I. Introduction:

 

The aim of this course is to provide participants with a deeper understanding of micro-econometric estimation techniques that are widely used in public policy evaluation. Several methods will be illustrated and discussed such as selection correction models, instrumental variables, difference-in-difference, panel data models (fixed and random effects), and matching estimators. The workshop will be split into theoretical and practical sessions. The workshop will be conducted mainly in English, with the possibility of using Arabic and French if needed.

 

By the end of day 2 participants will have acquired detailed knowledge of and hands-on experience in public policy evaluation techniques.

 

The workshop will be held at the ERF premises in Cairo on August 1-2, 2019. The training will be conducted by Racha Ramadan and Chahir Zaki.

 

II. Eligibility:
Applicants should be:

  • Researchers from the ERF region with MAs or PhDs or in the process of completing these degrees.
  • Less than 40 years of age.
  • Trained in statistics or econometrics and able to use statistical programs. Priority will be given for those who are knowledgeable about STATA.
  • Familiar with the management and analysis of microeconomic datasets such as labor force surveys and household surveys
  • Priority will be given to those who have not attended previous ERF workshops.

III. Application procedure:
Applications must include a curriculum vitae (CV) with a minimum of one reference name and a motivation letter indicating why the candidate is interested in the topic of the workshop and how it relates to his/her research.

 

For the training agenda and speakers bios, please click here.

 

To apply, please fill in the application form
For further inquiries, please contact Ms. Ramage Nada, Senior Program Officer, email: rnada@erf.org.eg.

 

 

Deadline for submissions: May 15th, 2019.