Applied Econometrics: Mostly Harmless Big Data

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MIT Course Number

14.387

As Taught In

Fall 2014

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This course covers empirical strategies for applied micro research questions. Our agenda includes regression and matching, instrumental variables, differences-in-differences, regression discontinuity designs, standard errors, and a module consisting of 8–9 lectures on the analysis of high-dimensional data sets a.k.a. "Big Data".

Joshua Angrist, and Victor Chernozhukov. 14.387 Applied Econometrics: Mostly Harmless Big Data, Fall 2014. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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