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17:00 - 18:00 15 May 2015

"Metrics: Illuminating the Path from Cause to Effect" featuring Josh Angrist

Location

Jevons Lecture Theatre | Drayton House (link Map)
30 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AN | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Josh Angrist

Mastering ‘Metrics explains and illustrates the econometric methods that economists use to untangle cause and effect in human affairs. Through accessible discussion and with a dose of kung fu-themed humor, Josh and Steve presents the essential tools of econometric research and demonstrates why econometrics is exciting, fun, and useful. Does health insurance make you healthier? Randomized experiments provide answers. Are expensive private colleges and selective public high schools better than more pedestrian institutions? Regression analysis and a regression discontinuity design reveal the surprising truth. When private banks teeter, and depositors take their money and run, should central banks step in to save them? Differences-in-differences analysis of a Depression-era banking crisis offers a response. Could arresting O. J. Simpson have saved his ex-wife’s life? Instrumental variables methods instruct law enforcement authorities in how best to respond to domestic abuse.


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UCL Economics
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Book webpage


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