Overview of Empirical Analysis: Primary and Secondary Data

Instructor: Enrica Chiappero-Martinetti, Associate Professor of Economics, Faculty of Political Science, University of Pavia and Director of the Human Development, Capability and Poverty – International Research Centre at the Institute of Advanced Study (IUSS) at Pavia.

Class Objectives:

  • Empirical analysis based on CA: what a researcher potentially needs
  • Data availability: what the available data sources potentially offer
  • Primary analysis
  • Secondary analysis (Macro data, Micro data)
  • Briefing on some applied statistical techniques (scaling and ranking solutions, fst, multivariate data reduction techniques, regression approach)
  • Review of empirical analysis in the capability approach


Reading List:
Chiappero-Martinetti, E. and J. M. Roche Operationalization of the Capability Approach, From Theory to Practice: A Review of Techniques and Empirical Applications. 2009.