Practical introduction and simulation of the design of experimental methods.
Random selection of treatment and control groups.
Application of targeting strategies. Difference between treatment-on-the-treated and intention-to-treat.
Case study: relationship between education and intergenerational transmission of poverty. Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera Program.
Practical application of a pseudo-experimental method: information requirements and strategies for building a counterfactual.
Relevance and limitations of natural experiments.