course

This course is a continuation of the quantitative methods sequence for students in the MIA and MDEV programs. It will build on the introductory quantitative methods class by introducing the fundamentals of econometrics. After taking this course, students will be familiar with a wide variety of tools -- such as OLS regressions, instrumental variables, and the basics of panel data techniques -- that are used by social scientists to answer real world questions. There will be an emphasis on understanding the assumptions behind common techniques; developing skills to read and understand quantitative academic papers; and analyzing interesting data sets using statistical software (Stata).