YEP Mini Course with Lukas Hensel (Peking University)

Lukas Hensel (Peking University) will give a mini course on ‘Randomized Experiments in Development Economics: Theory and Practice’ for doctoral students and postdocs of the University of Cologne and University of Bonn.


This course will cover the recent developments in the theory and practice of running randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in developing countries (though many lessons will be applicable to RCTs in other contexts as well). The content includes experimental design (e.g., power calculations, randomization techniques), statistical inference (e.g., pre-analysis plans, adjustment for multiple hypothesis testing), measurement,  fundraising, and applying findings in the real world. We will also discuss a few recent papers that made excellent use of RCTs to answer questions that go beyond evaluating treatment effects of interventions (references will be circulated a few weeks prior to the course).

Date: July 25th, 2022


10:30 – 12:00 Uhr – Lecture I

12:00 – 13:30 Uhr – Mentoring Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Uhr – Lecture II

Venue: Room 3.206, SSC Gebäude

Target group: Doctoral students and postdocs of the University of Cologne and University of Bonn

Registration: Please contact Tim Bock until July 4th to sign up for the mini course.


One-to-one Meetings:

Lukas Hensel will also offer one-to-one mentoring advice. As there are limited spots available, we ask you politely to send a short email stating your motivation to Tim Bock until July 4th, 2022.


10:30 - 15:00

Young Econtribute Program


Room 3.206, SSC University Cologne

Universitätsstraße 22a, 50923 Köln


Tim Bock