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Undergraduate Course: Advanced Topics in Applied Econometrics (ECNM10063)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Economics CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEconomics Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course introduces students to cutting-edge econometric techniques and their application on current research questions. Students will read and discuss papers published in leading economics journals. The objective at the end of the course is for the students to be able to contribute to an intelligent discussion of currently studied empirical topics, such as, for example, insurance markets, the effect of unemployment benefits on workers& incentives, returns to early-age health investment, intergenerational transmission of ability, etc.
There will be one two-hour-long lecture each week, for a total of 10 weeks. Each two-hour lecture will cover a different topic in terms of methodology and/or specific research question. Topics will include advanced methodology and applications, as they appear in leading economics journals. Examples in terms of state-of-the-art methodology include advanced panel data analysis, estimation using instrumental variables, propensity score matching, regression discontinuity, etc. This methodology will be explored in the context of concrete research questions, as they recently appeared in leading economics journals.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Applications of Econometrics (ECNM11039)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesApplications of Econometrics or similar course or with permission of the Course Organiser.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-11 14:00 - 15:50
First Class Week 1, Tuesday, 14:00 - 15:50, Zone: Central. Rm 1.01, 14 Buccleuch Place
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Advanced Topics in Applied Econometrics1:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Advanced Topics in Applied Econometrics2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this course students will have developed the skills learnt in Applications of Econometrics such as critical analysis and assessment of empirical economics results, how to diagnose and address estimation problems and to carry out independent empirical investigations.
Assessment Information
End of semester class exam (10%)
Project (30%)
Degree exam (60%)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Aniko Biro
Tel:
Email: aniko.biro@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Eirlys Armstrong
Tel: (0131 6)50 8361
Email: eirlys.armstrong@ed.ac.uk
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