Steven Levitt : Courses and Seminars
An Introduction To Doing Empirical Microeconomic Research
This course is designed to give students early in their graduate careers exposure to carrying out their own empirical micro-focused research. Attention will be paid to every step in the process: idea generation, the use of data, identifying the right tools to answer the question at hand, testing hypotheses, making arguments convincing, etc. These issues will be discussed through evaluation of both outstanding papers in the literature, and papers that fail to achieve their full potential. Students will be expected to carry out their own original empirical research to meet the course requirements.