*This course is offered in Winter A*
An increasing number of environmental and development organizations seek to understand the extent to which their programs or policies have a causal impact on particular outcomes. As a result, the ability to understand rigorous impact evaluations and the methods that they employ is now a valuable skill. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the importance of causal evidence in estimating the impacts of environmental programs and policies in developing countries and the skills necessary to evaluate the merits of existing studies. To do so, the course will cover the empirical methods commonly employed in such impact evaluations, while addressing topics such as environmental technology adoption, indoor air pollution, the role of policies in health outcomes, and the impacts of pollution on labor productivity.