Week 6 - 09/25

Date: Sep 25th - Sep 27th

What we will cover

This week, we will finish discussing RCTs. We will also introduce observational studies, talk about selection bias, and how we can adjust for it.

  • Angrist & Pischke. (2015). “Mastering Metrics”. Chapter 2: Regression. Pg. 47-79.

  • Marginal Revolution University. (2019). “Selection Bias: Will You Make More Going to a Private University?”. Video materials from Mastering Metrics.

  • Social Science Research Institute at Duke University. (2015). “Matching Methods: Causal Inference Bootcamp”. Video materials from Mod-U: Powerful Concepts in Social Science.


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