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Executive Education:

 

Randomized Control Trials for Energy-Efficiency Evaluation
Monday, August 26, 2013
9:00am - 5:00pm

Note new location:

210 Cheit Hall

Haas School of Business
2220 Piedmont Avenue

University of California,
Berkeley, California

Course Description:

Randomized control trials (RCTs) are the gold standard for evaluating the effectiveness of programs in a wide variety of fields, including medicine, education, and international development. This course will give an overview of RCTs and describe how they can be applied to evaluate energy-efficiency programs. The course will also provide practical suggestions on how RCTs can be implemented and alternative approaches if an RCT is infeasible. The material covered is designed for energy-efficiency professionals with some training in statistics.

Course Syllabus

9:00 am – 10:30 am: Introduction to Randomized Control Trial Research Designs
Professor Max Auffhammer, UC Berkeley

10:45 am – 12:15 pm: Implementing Randomized Control Trials to Evaluate Energy-Efficiency Programs
Professor Hunt Allcott, New York University

LUNCH 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm: Variants on Randomized Control Trials
Professor Meredith Fowlie, UC Berkeley

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Quasi-Experimental Approaches
Professor Lucas Davis, UC Berkeley

Instructors:

Max Auffhammer, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
Hunt Allcott, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics,New York University
Lucas Davis, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Meredith Fowlie, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

Cost for course:

Government/Non-Profit rate
$300 (early registration on or before August 4, 2013)
$350 (registration on or after August 5, 2013)

Private-Sector rate
$750 (early registration on or before August 4, 2013)
$825 (registration on or after August 5, 2013)

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