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Dr. Frank Anton Distiguished Speaker: Undergraduate Econometrics Instruction: Through Our Classes, Darkly

Date & Time:
March 8, 2019 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
MacEwan Hall A/B
Dr. Joshua Angrist
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Join us for the annual Dr. Frank Anton Distinguished Lecture in Economics

Established by the late Dr. Frank Anton, this lecture brings some of the world’s top economists to Calgary to engage undergraduate and graduate students, university faculty, and alumni.

Undergraduate Econometrics Instruction: Through Our Classes, Darkly

Dr. Joshua Angrist, PhD, will explore how the past half-century has seen economic research become increasingly empirical, while the nature of empirical economic research has also changed. Questions of research design and causality still take a back seat in the classroom, in spite of having risen to the top of the modern empirical agenda.

This lecture traces the divergent development of econometric teaching and empirical practice, arguing for a pedagogical paradigm shift.

Dr. Joshua Angrist, PhD, is the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT, a director of MIT's School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Angrist's research interests include the economics of education and school reform; social programs and the labour market; the effects of immigration, labour market regulation and institutions; and econometric methods for program and policy evaluation.

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