75865 - Workshop: Building Empirical Case Studies in Health Economics

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the workshop the student has fully developed under standard econometric packages a portfolio of case studies in applied health economics, through the following steps: 1) data collection, managing and validation 2) definition of key question and model specification 3) estimation and testing 4) post-estimation analysis and reporting. The focus is on preparatory work (steps 1 and 2) and post-estimation analysis (step 4). At the end of the course the student is able to develop his/her own applied studies from scratch.

Course contents

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of the most useful tools to conduct empirical quantitative analysis in health economics using STATA. The workshop is built around empirical case studies and the emphasis will be on learning by doing. Problem sets and data will be grounded on actual research questions, often based on the instructor’s recent work.

Teaching methods

Practical sessions using STATA. The workshop is organized in two modules of 5 classes each. All classes are held in the Computer Lab.

Assessment methods

Profitable participation is judged as PASS or FAIL. Class participation will be valued. Successful participation requires at least 70% attendance. Attendance will be taken at all classes.

Teaching tools

We will use STATA and the Unibo e-learning platform to share teaching materials. The access to the platform will be restricted. Details on how to access will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Office hours

See the website of Daniele Fabbri

See the website of Martin Forster