Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Method for Environmental Economic Topics

DESCRIPTION: This course will provide an overview of quasi-experimental methods for causal inference in environmental and resource economics. Participants will learn the basics of econometric methods such as difference-in-differences, event studies, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity and matching. The training will focus on practical implementation in applied settings. In the second part, the course provides students with an overview of the experimental literature that addresses issues in environmental and natural resource economics and will prepare students to design and run their own economics experiments.


DATES: 09 - 17 December 2019

VENUE: TBA, Vietnam

RESOURCE PERSON: Assoc. Prof. Corbett Grainger - University of Wisconsin Madison (USA); Dr. James Murphy - University of Alaska Anchorage (USA).




Applicants must have environmental economics and econometrics background and research experience. Applicants should be nationals of the following Southeast Asian countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Priority will be given to individuals who are in a position to carry out research projects. Applicants must hold at least a Master degree in economics and working for a research institution or university in Southeast Asia.

Application requirements

  1. Detailed CV;
  2. A research idea (less than one page); and
  3. Letter of application indicating: Applicant’s experience in the conduct of environmental economics research and his/her knowledge of econometrics; where/how applicant intends to use what is learned from the course.

Send the abovementioned requirements to training@eepsea.org; indicate “2019-EEP Training-Experimental Course” in the subject line

Grant coverage

The course participation of accepted applicants will be fully sponsored.  The EEPSEA Partnership will cover the following: round-trip travel expense to Vietnam, accommodation, and meal allowance.


Deadline of application requirements: 20 October 2019

Notification of acceptance: on or before 28 October 2019

The details are as in the attachment for the call.

For further information, please visit our website: http://www.eepseapartners.org/training-grants-2019/