This is the guide for Module 0, which is really just an introduction to the class. To that end, the first thing you should do for the class is read the syllabus.

Learning objectives

  1. Understand the structure of the class and assignments
  2. List some key areas of the economics of healthcare
  3. Explain causal inference in the context of the potential outcomes framework
  4. Estimate average treatment effects with a selection on observables assumption

Causal inference topics

  1. Introduction to causal inference and potential outcomes
  2. Estimators based on regression, matching, and weighting
  3. Doubly-robust estimation