April 24, 2020

DIW Applied Micro Seminar

What do we want? And when do we want it? Alternative objectives and their implications for experimental design.

Date

April 24, 2020
13:15 - 14:30

Location

Online seminar via Webex

Speaker

Maximilian Kasy, University of Oxford

Inviter

Tomaso Duso/Marica Valente
Summary:  This talk will provide a survey of several papers on the theory and practice of experimental design. I will compare different objectives (estimator precision, outcomes of participants, informing policy choice to maximize average outcomes, and informing policy choice to maximize utilitarian welfare), and their implications for experimental design. I will consider heuristic algorithms, will prove approximate optimality results for some of these algorithms, and will discuss several empirical applications.

Speaker

Maximilian Kasy, University of Oxford

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This is an online seminar using Webex.

You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Please get in touch with Sibylle Kremser if you want to receive an invitation.