Public policy in an uncertain world

Mini-workshop at UiS Business School presented by Professor Charles Manski from Northwestern University.

Dear All,

We are happy to present a mini-workshop at UiS Business School presented by Professor Charles Manski on April 7-8, 2014.


Professor Manski is a leading economist, with groundbreaking work in economic theory and econometrics, see 

PROGRAM DAY 1 (Monday, April 7)

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Lecture 1: Policy Analysis with Incredible Certitude

• Sources: C. Manski (2013), Public Policy in an Uncertain World: Analysis and Decisions, (PPUW). Chapter 1 Manski, C., "Credible Interval Estimates for Official Statistics with Survey Nonresponse," December 2013

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Lecture 2: Predicting Policy Outcomes and Behavior

• Sources: PPUW Chapters 2 and 3; Manski, C. and J. Pepper, “Deterrence and the Death Penalty: Partial Identification
Analysis Using Repeated Cross Sections,” Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Vol. 29, 2013, No. 1, pp. 123-141.
Manski, C. “Identification of Income-Leisure Preferences and Evaluation of Income Tax Policy,”Quantitative Economics, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2014, pp. 145-174.

DAY 2 (Tuesday, April 8)

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Lecture 3: Planning with Partial Knowledge, Diversified Treatment

• Sources: PPUW Chapters 4 and 5
Manski, C. “Diversified Treatment under Ambiguity,” International Economic Review,
Vol. 50, No. 4, 2009, pp. 1013-1041.

Manski has visited Norway several times before, and is particularly interested in sharing his methods with our PhD students. The lectures are open to the UiS community, and follow Manski's new text, Public Policy in an Uncertain World (PPUW).

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please register at 

Loran Chollete