I took the Economics + Social Mobility Analysis VTP and really enjoyed the project. I was familiar with Raj Chetty’s work research and was interested to learn more about his research and the experimental methods employed. In addition, I was excited to work in RStudio. I have experience in SAS, STATA and EViews but not R.
In particular, I really appreciated the exposure to R. It was set up in a way that allowed folks with little-to-no experience with the programming language to participate and excel.
I found that even with my experience, this project was still a challenge. The size of the data set allowed for a lot of exploration and experimentation. MILRD did a great job curating the project for each educational level.