The conference covers recent developments in rigorous empirical research methods and applications in development economics. Rigorous impact evaluations of policy reforms gained increasing importance in the recent fifteen years with a conspicuous increase in RCTs as well as other rigorous evaluation methods, particularly in the field of development economics, where large-scale RCTs are nowadays very common. This development also led to a closer interaction between theory, empirical research and primary data collection, with new econometric methods being developed and tested, which are often tailored to rigorous impact evaluations. The conference targets applied development economists who apply and use impact evaluation methods as well as applied econometricians with an interest in impact evaluation.

The research conference will gather leading researchers in econometric impact evaluations for scientific discourse on methods and evaluations.

Scientific Committee

Dr. Alexandra Avdeenko

University of Mannheim and Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED)

Dr. Adrien Bouguen

University of Mannheim and Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED)

Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich

University of Mannheim, ZEW, Institute of Labour Economics (IZA), Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) und Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)



29.11.2017 - 01.12.2017

Event Location

Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH (ZEW)

L 7, 1 68161 Mannheim



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