Manski outline

Econometric Institute and Princeton University Press Organize the intensive PhD-course:

"Analysis of Treatment Response for Decision Making"

Prof. Charles F. Manski (Northwestern University)

June 2-4, 2004
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Course outline

1. Introduction (Paap)

  • Measures of Treatment Effects

  • Identification Issues

2. Utilitarian Treatment of Heterogeneous Populations (Manski, Chapter 1)

  • 2.1. Studying Treatment Response to Inform Treatment Choice
  • 2.2. The Planning Problem
  • 2.3. Practices that Limit the Usefulness of Research on Treatment Response

3. Statistical Decision Theory (Donkers)

  • Decision Making with Parameter Uncertainty

4. The Selection Problem and Treatment Choice (Manski, Chapter 2)

  • 4.1. Treatment Choice Using the Empirical Evidence Alone
  • 4.2. Monotone Treatment Response
  • 4.3 Exclusion Restrictions
  • 4.4 Incomplete Observation of the Study Population

5. Treatment Effect Analysis (Abbring, Van der Klaauw)

  • Social Experiments in Real Time
  • The Effects of Financial Rewards on Students' Achievement: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment

6. Treatment Choice with Experimental Data (Manski, Chapter 3)

  • 3.1. The Expected Welfare (Risk) of a Statistical Treatment Rule
  • 3.2. Using a Renadomized Experiment to Evaluate an Innovation
  • 3.3. Using Covariate Information with Data from a Randomized Experiment

References and related literature