Course Requirements and the in-class presentation

Students are expected to attend all lectures and go through assigned readings. There will be 8 problem sets (PS). Feel free to work cooperatively. However, each student must turn in his or her own problem set using his or her own words. Late problem set will not be accepted.

Students are also expected to form a group and choose an empirical health-oriented article from the Journal of Health Economics for an oral presentation at the end of the semester. Students are encouraged to browse through all issues and select the paper that interests them most. The purpose of the in-class presentation is twofold: 1) providing students an opportunity to apply what you learned in the lecture to critical evaluation on results; 2) acquainting the students with some of the current literature in the health economics field. During the presentation, students are the instructor and thus have the responsibility to help the class understand the paper as they do. The number of students in each group can be one or two. To ensure the completion of the assignment, students should meet the following important deadlines

Mar. 27                     submission of the chosen article and a list of group members (5%)

May 08                     preliminary presentation slides (5%)

May 15                     critics and comments on the article, final draft of the slides (5%)

May 29, Jun. 05        student presentation and discussion (5%)

Course Grading: Homework---80%;      Presentation---20%

Academic Integrity: Any work that you present as your own must be your own. If you use the work of others you must give them full credit. It is very important to provide appropriate reference to the sources you consult, whether they are paraphrased or quoted directly.

Course Schedule

Meaning of colors:      PS related;      presentation related;      discussion cases

DateTopicsCases & ReadingsAssignments
Week 1:
Course overview
Classical assumptions & OLS estimator
HandoutsChoice of presen
articles due in W5
Week 2:
Classical assumptions & OLS estimator (cont.)
Sampling distribution of the OLS estimator
Week 3:
Sampling distribution of the OLS estimator (cont.)
Hypothesis testing
HandoutsPS #1 due in W4
Week 4:
Hypothesis testing (cont.)HandoutsPS #2 due in W5
Week 5:
Multiple regression model
Alternative nonlinear functional form
Week 6:
Alternative nonlinear functional form (cont.)
Student presentation discussion
HandoutsPS #3 due in W7
Week 7:
Heteroskedasticity & serial correlation
Difference-in-difference: method
HandoutsPS #4 due in W8
Slides due in W10
Week 8:
Difference-in-difference: case studyHandouts
PS #5 due in W10
Week 9:
Presentation discussion with the instructor 

Final slides due 
in W10

Week 10:
School Break---Labor Day
Week 11:
Linear panel models: method
Linear panel models: case study
PS #6 due in W12
Week 12:
Linear panel models: case study (cont.)
Instrumental variable techniques: method
PS #7 due in W13
Week 13:
Instrumental variable techniques: case study
Presentation tips
Jess Shapiro
PS #8 due in W14
Week 14 &15: 05/29, 06/05Student presentation evaluation rubrics
Week 16:
Course wrap-up and survey (no class meeting)

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