ECON 53
Data for Development Winter 2023

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Recently we have experienced an explosion in publicly available data sources that can be helpful to inform development research. This course is designed to provide hands-on experience using microeconomic data to assess trends in key indicators used to measure progress towards the sustainable development goals. The course will build students’ skills in finding, accessing and using various data sources. It will also expose students to the range of new types of data for development. Students will build skills in data cleaning, data manipulation and data visualization techniques. The course will use Stata, and most of the course will involve hands-on in-class data workshops, interspersed with some lectures and readings. Each student will focus on a low- or middle-income country of their choice and produce a policy report using the data skills acquired during the course.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 15
Expected: NA
Class#: 1120
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Short paper and final project or presentation
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Preferences: CDE preference
Attributes: STUX Winter Study Student Exploration

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