Introduction to Impact Econometric Methods | Samuel Lordemus (University of York) | Recorded Lecture

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During this lecture, Samuel Lordemus introduces a number of econometric methods which can be used by practitioners to evaluate the effects of an intervention or a programme in low-income countries. The video also provides an introduction to the Instrumental Variable (IV) strategy and gives practical recommendations on implementing the IV method successfully, using examples found in the Development Economics literature.

This lecture includes: 

  • An overview of the main purpose of impact evaluation methods and how econometric methods can be useful for practitioners working in LMICs

  • An introduction to the causal concept that goes beyond association

  • An introduction to the Instrumental Variable strategy along with some practical examples

The Global Health Economics Hub is committed to providing a platform for learning for all. This lecture is part of a series of foundations-level training resources, which offer a comprehensive introduction to specific methods, concepts and tools used in health economics practice. The training has been designed for anyone new to the field, or already working in LMIC health decision-making settings, wishing to gain a deeper insight and understanding into policy evaluation in LMICs. You will not necessarily require any former training or experience in health economics to watch this lecture, however a basic understanding of economics and/ or health economics principles would be beneficial.

Should you wish to gain a deeper insight into the basic principles of health economics methods and how they have been applied in real-world settings before completing this training, please take some time to watch the following lectures first: Introduction to Health Economics and Economic Evaluation Methods.  

Samuel Lordemus is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics.