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Regional Training Course (Summer School) on Applied Econometric Analysis

June 4 – 14, 2018

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with its partner institution based in Central Asia - Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) - held a Regional Training Course (Summer School) on Applied Econometric Analysis from June 4 – 14, 2018, for the fifth consecutive year. This two-week training course for young researchers from the region took place at WIUT in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. More than 20 participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan participated in the training. Participants were selected on a competitive basis based on their interest and background in applied research, as well as their knowledge and skill level in quantitative methods.

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Day 1

  • Introduction to applied research in economics and overview of the training program, Kamiljon Akramov (IFPRI)
  • Introduction to Stata (do files, global and local macros, types of variables, descriptive statistics, exporting results of regression to word processor and spreadsheet; data management: importing, reshaping, merging, appending, and cleaning data), Ziyodullo Parpiev (WIUT)

Day 2

  • Looping and useful shortcuts in Stata, Kakhramon Yusupov (WIUT)
  • Drawing graphs and maps in Stata, Kakhramon Yusupov (WIUT)
  • Review of probability (Random variables and probability distributions; Expected values, mean, and variance; Joint and marginal distributions; Conditional distributions; Covariance and correlation), Farrukh Ataev (WIUT)
  • Review of probability (cont.), Farrukh Ataev (WIUT)

Day 3

Day 4

Additional Reading and Related Materials:

Vogl, T. S. (2013). Marriage Institutions and Sibling Competition : Evidence From South Asia. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1017–1072. https://doi.org/10.1093/qje/qjt011.

Day 5

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Day 7

Additional Reading and Related Materials:

Panel data econometrics

Additional Reading and Related Materials:

General explanation of the study

Output file: card & krueger (1994) – do file

Output file: card & krueger (1994) – log file

Day 8

  • Applied research in Development Economics (paper replication), Katrina Kosec (IFPRI)

Social Protection, Poverty, and Politics: The Role of Relative Deprivation in Determining Citizen Attitudes toward Government

Political Competition and Rural Welfare: Evidence from Pakistan

Matching Methods

Conditional Independence - Matching and Regression

Day 9

  • Applied research in Development Economics (paper replication), Kamiljon Akramov (IFPRI)

Exploring Economics of Nutrition

Examples of RDD in Applied Economic Research

Additional Reading and Related Materials:

Bronzini, R., & Iachini, E. (2014). Are incentives for R&D effective? Evidence from a regression discontinuity approach. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 6(4), 100–134. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.6.4.100

  • Applied research in Development Economics (paper replication), Ziyodullo Parpiev (IFPRI)

Wheat production, consumption and trade in Uzbekistan

Opportunities for collaboration with IFPRI and WIUT

Additional Reading and Related Materials:

Mullainathan, S., & Spiess, J. (2017). Machine Learning: An Applied Econometric Approach. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 31(2), 87–106. https://doi.org/10.1257/jep.31.2.87