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Faculty of Economics Science
ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
Course unit
TOPICS IN THE ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC POLICY
ECO2045298, A.A. 2013/14

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
EC1935, Degree course structure A.Y. 2012/13, A.Y. 2013/14
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Degree course track ECONOMICS AND PUBLIC FINANCE [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 10.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination TOPICS IN THE ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC POLICY
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIORGIO BRUNELLO SECS-P/02
Other lecturers ERICH BATTISTIN

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-P/02 POLITICA ECONOMICA 5.0
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-S/03 Statistics for Economics 5.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 10.0 70 180.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 23/09/2013
End of activities 25/01/2014
Show course schedule 2017/18 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 Commissione AA 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 BRUNELLO GIORGIO (Presidente)
BERTONI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
ROCCO LORENZO (Membro Effettivo)
3 Commissione AA 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 BRUNELLO GIORGIO (Presidente)
BERTONI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
ROCCO LORENZO (Membro Effettivo)
2 aa1516 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 BRUNELLO GIORGIO (Presidente)
RETTORE ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
ROCCO LORENZO (Membro Effettivo)
1 Commissione A.A. 2014/15 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 BRUNELLO GIORGIO (Presidente)
RETTORE ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
ROCCO LORENZO (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: This course consists of two parts:
part A presents the econometric tools required for the evaluation of public policies. Part B presents several applications, with special reference to the areas of education and health.
Target skills and knowledge: the course will provide econometric tools; empirical applications using standard software (Stata) will be also considered during the program.
Examination methods: Written exam. Depending on numbers, part of the exam could be an empirical application using the tools learned during the course-
Assessment criteria: Students must be able to solve applications, using the tools learned during the course.
Course unit contents: Definition of causal effects
Evaluation of causal effects in an experimental setting
Evaluation of causal effects in an observational setting
Selection and design
Regression analysis and matching techniques
Instrumental Variables
Differece in difference methods
regression discountinuity

applications of these techniques in the area of education and health will be provided in the secon part of the course
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: lectures

assignments will be given to students
Additional notes about suggested reading: lectures notes

a reading list will be provided at the beginning of the second part of the course
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)