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Mastering Econometrics with Joshua Angrist

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Overview

What you will learn

If you're looking to untangle cause and effect in a complex world, then econometrics is what you seek.

Join MIT professor Josh Angrist and learn to master the econometrics "Furious Five": random assignment,regression, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity designs, and differences-in-differences methods.

Think econometrics is boring? So it was once, but will be no more! Skipping theoretical tedium, we use real empirical questions to bring the numbers to life. Does a private university education pay off with higher earnings? Do lower drinking ages cost lives? Econometrics uncovers the answers.

Econometrics is a journey, grasshopper. Start yours today.

Syllabus

1. Introduction

The Path from Cause to Effect

2. Think Like a Master

Ceteris Paribus

Selection Bias

3. The Furious Five

Introduction to Randomized Trials

How to Read Economics Research Papers: Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs)

Introduction to Regression Analysis

How to Read Economics Research Papers: Regression Analysis

Introduction to Instrumental Variables, Part One

Introduction to Instrumental Variables, Part Two

How to Read Economics Research Papers: Instrumental Variables

Introduction to Regression Discontinuity Designs

How to Read Economics Research Papers: Regression Discontinuity Designs

Introduction to Differences-in-Differences

How to Read Economics Research Papers: Differences-in-Differences

4. Bonus: Q&A with Master Joshway

Isn't Econometrics Boring?

What's the Difference between Econometrics and Statistics?

Are Machine Learning and Big Data Changing Econometrics?

What's With All the Kung Fu Stuff?

What's the Difference between Econometrics and Data Science?

If I Master Econometrics, What Jobs Can I Get?

5. Bonus: 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics

Joshua Angrist Nobel Prize Lecture 2021

6. Advanced Material: AEA Lecture Videos

Causality, Experiments, and Potential Outcomes

Taught by

Josh Angrist

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