Empirical Public Economics

Instructor: 
Guest Instructor: 
Dominik Hügle
Time I: 
Wednesday,
02:00pm to 04:00pm
Time II: 
Tuesday,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Time III: 
Wednesday,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue I: 
FU Berlin, Garystr. 21, lecture hall 104
Venue II: 
FU Berlin, Garystr. 21, room K 006b PC-Pool 2
Venue III: 
FU Berlin, Garystr. 21, room K 006b PC-Pool 2
Description: 

The aim of the course is to teach students how to interpret empirical research in public economics and to apply modern econometric methods commonly used in the field. The course covers alternative empirical approaches and important topics in empirical public economics including non-structural (“treatment effects” estimation) and structural estimation methodologies as well as the empirical ex-ante evaluation of tax-benefit reforms. Lectures on empirical methods are supplemented by classes on the application of the various methods using STATA. The course assumes knowledge of applied microeconometrics.

Literature:
Blundell, R., M. Costa-Dias (2009): Alternative approaches to evaluation in empirical microeconomics. Journal of Human Resources 44, 565–640.
Aaberge, R., U. Columbino (2018): Structural labour supply models and microsimulation. IZA DP No. 11562.

Time and venue:
Lectures: Wednesdays, 14:00-16:00, FU Berlin, Garystr. 21, lecture hall 104
Tutorials: Tuesdays, 10:00-12:00, FU Berlin, Garystr. 21, room K 006b PC-Pool 2 or Wednesdays, 10:00-12:00, FU Berlin, Garystr. 21, room K 006b PC-Pool 2

Exam:
2 hours final exam; research paper on empirical topic in public/labour economics (may be part of the PhD thesis)

Credits: 
6.00
Semester: 
Fall 2019
Affiliation: 
Freie Universität Berlin