Deadline for registration: 29 March 2017

This training course held by Steven Ongena (University of Zurich) will present the relevant research methodologies used in empirical banking, with a special emphasis on intertemporal (e.g., duration analysis and event study) and cross-sectional methods (e.g., matching).

The course will cover the following topics:
- Overview: Current empirical methods to evaluate regulatory policies
- Techniques: Heteroskedastic Modelling, Duration Analysis and Applications, Matching, Difference-in-Difference, Event Studies and Applications, Elements of an Identification Strategy.

The course is targeted, among others, at financial stability and research departments of Central Banks, Ph.D. students in Economics, Banking or Econometrics, and economists working in the private sector. An intermediate level in micro and macroeconomics, as well as in applied econometrics, is required to follow this course.

Resul Cesur, Pınar Güneş, Erdal Tekin, Aydogan Ulker, 18 January 2016

The goal of universal health coverage has been pursued by countries in a number of ways, most notably through demand-side policies. In 2005, Turkey extended basic healthcare services to its entire population under a free-of-charge, centrally administered system. This column examines the impact of this supply-side programme on mortality and birth rates. Results show that the program was successful in lowering both mortality and birth rates across provinces, particularly for the most vulnerable populations. These findings provide compelling evidence in favour of providing accessible healthcare services to all citizens.

CEPR Policy Research