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UE569 - Measurement of socioeconomic variables and policy outcomes


Lieu et planning


  • 48 bd Jourdan
    48 bd Jourdan 75014 Paris
    1er semestre / hebdomadaire, jeudi 14:00-16:00
    du 15 septembre 2022 au 1er décembre 2022
    Nombre de séances : 12


Description


Dernière modification : 19 mai 2022 16:43

Type d'UE
Enseignements fondamentaux de master
Disciplines
Économie, Méthodes et techniques des sciences sociales
Page web
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Langues
anglais
L’enseignement est uniquement dispensé dans cette langue.
Mots-clés
Méthodes et techniques des sciences sociales Méthodes quantitatives
Aires culturelles
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Intervenant·e·s
  • Denis Cogneau [référent·e]   directeur d'études, EHESS - directeur de recherche, IRD / Paris School of Economics (PJSE)
  • Julien Grenet   directeur de recherche, CNRS / Paris School of Economics (PJSE)

How do we assess the effectiveness of measures taken to pursue social objectives? This course aims to discuss the quantitative measurement of the main socioeconomic variables used in the evaluation of public policy, in both developed and developing countries. These include GDP, poverty and inequality, employment and unemployment, health and education, segregation, environmental indicators. First, the course surveys the conceptual debates around definitions of variables: wealth and growth, poverty and inequality, labor productivity, education, health etc. Second, it develops the axiomatic arguments (with their varying degrees of mathematical reasoning) that may lead one to choose an indicator over another. Special attention is given to the issues raised by agent heterogeneity and multidimensional welfare. Then, the course will analyze how those theoretical indicators are materialized and calculated on actual data, such as can be obtained from national accounts, administrative sources or sample surveys. A central goal of the course is to enable students to better understand several controversial issues, in which measurement problems play a major role: is poverty declining or rising? What about unemployment? How do different countries compare, in terms of development, living conditions or education?

  1. Measurement of social facts: Concepts and Axiomatics. (D. Cogneau)
  2. Measurement of social facts: Measure and Sampling. (D. Cogneau)
  3. National accounting. (J. Grenet)
  4. Income, Consumption and Poverty 1. (J. Grenet)
  5. Income, Consumption and Poverty 2. (J. Grenet)
  6. Comparisons of income across space and time. (D. Cogneau)
  7. Inequality 1. (D. Cogneau)
  8. Inequality 2. (D. Cogneau)
  9. Unemployment. (J. Grenet)
  10. Education 1. (J. Grenet)
  11. Education 2. (J. Grenet)
  12. Health. (D. Cogneau)

Master


  • Méthodologie – Économie appliquée - Politiques publiques et développement – M1/S1
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 4 ECTS
    MCC – contrôle continu, examen

Renseignements


Contacts additionnels
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Informations pratiques

Megan Devayres, Paris School of Economics. megan.devayres@psemail.eu

Direction de travaux des étudiants
-
Réception des candidats

Megan Devayres, Paris School of Economics. megan.devayres@psemail.eu

Pré-requis

Basics in statistics

Basis in microeconomics and macroeconomics

Dernière modification : 19 mai 2022 16:43

Type d'UE
Enseignements fondamentaux de master
Disciplines
Économie, Méthodes et techniques des sciences sociales
Page web
-
Langues
anglais
L’enseignement est uniquement dispensé dans cette langue.
Mots-clés
Méthodes et techniques des sciences sociales Méthodes quantitatives
Aires culturelles
-
Intervenant·e·s
  • Denis Cogneau [référent·e]   directeur d'études, EHESS - directeur de recherche, IRD / Paris School of Economics (PJSE)
  • Julien Grenet   directeur de recherche, CNRS / Paris School of Economics (PJSE)

How do we assess the effectiveness of measures taken to pursue social objectives? This course aims to discuss the quantitative measurement of the main socioeconomic variables used in the evaluation of public policy, in both developed and developing countries. These include GDP, poverty and inequality, employment and unemployment, health and education, segregation, environmental indicators. First, the course surveys the conceptual debates around definitions of variables: wealth and growth, poverty and inequality, labor productivity, education, health etc. Second, it develops the axiomatic arguments (with their varying degrees of mathematical reasoning) that may lead one to choose an indicator over another. Special attention is given to the issues raised by agent heterogeneity and multidimensional welfare. Then, the course will analyze how those theoretical indicators are materialized and calculated on actual data, such as can be obtained from national accounts, administrative sources or sample surveys. A central goal of the course is to enable students to better understand several controversial issues, in which measurement problems play a major role: is poverty declining or rising? What about unemployment? How do different countries compare, in terms of development, living conditions or education?

  1. Measurement of social facts: Concepts and Axiomatics. (D. Cogneau)
  2. Measurement of social facts: Measure and Sampling. (D. Cogneau)
  3. National accounting. (J. Grenet)
  4. Income, Consumption and Poverty 1. (J. Grenet)
  5. Income, Consumption and Poverty 2. (J. Grenet)
  6. Comparisons of income across space and time. (D. Cogneau)
  7. Inequality 1. (D. Cogneau)
  8. Inequality 2. (D. Cogneau)
  9. Unemployment. (J. Grenet)
  10. Education 1. (J. Grenet)
  11. Education 2. (J. Grenet)
  12. Health. (D. Cogneau)
  • Méthodologie – Économie appliquée - Politiques publiques et développement – M1/S1
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 4 ECTS
    MCC – contrôle continu, examen
Contacts additionnels
-
Informations pratiques

Megan Devayres, Paris School of Economics. megan.devayres@psemail.eu

Direction de travaux des étudiants
-
Réception des candidats

Megan Devayres, Paris School of Economics. megan.devayres@psemail.eu

Pré-requis

Basics in statistics

Basis in microeconomics and macroeconomics

  • 48 bd Jourdan
    48 bd Jourdan 75014 Paris
    1er semestre / hebdomadaire, jeudi 14:00-16:00
    du 15 septembre 2022 au 1er décembre 2022
    Nombre de séances : 12