Data for Development Winter 2024
Division II

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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#: 1342
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Short paper and final project or presentation
Prerequisites: CDE students need to have completed their fall semester core classes. Undergrad students need to have taken STAT 161 or equivalent.
Enrollment Preferences: CDE preference. Undergrad students can enroll at the discretion of the instructor.
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ECON 34 Division II ECON 53 Division II
Attributes: STUX Winter Study Student Exploration

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