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Undergraduate Course: Applications of Econometrics (ECNM10056)

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 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEconomics Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is an intermediate-level Econometrics course, which extends the coverage of econometric techniques developed in Essentials of Econometrics. Emphasis is placed on applications in a variety of economic contexts. Topics covered are likely to include: panel data methods, differences in differences estimation, identification and measurement of treatment effects, instrumental variables estimation, probit and logit models, other non-linear estimation methods, and sample selection correction models. Examples will be drawn from the applied microeconomics literature on labour and health, development and economic growth, and applications are likely to include public policy evaluation, randomised controlled trials, and research with quasi-experimental data. Exercise sheets and computer laboratory usage are integrated with the lecture material, and play a very important part in the learning process. The course culminates in an assessed project, in which students are required to collaborate in groups and undertake their own modelling, estimation, evaluation and reporting.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Essentials of Econometrics (ECNM10052)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements If pre-requisite is not met, permission of the course leader is required.
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should usually have at least 3 Economics courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. This MUST INCLUDE courses in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Introductory Econometrics. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
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Class Delivery Information 3 hours per week of lectures and 1 hour per week lab session. Lectures and lab do not take place in weeks 7-8 so that students can concentrate on their group project.
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 18, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Summative Assessment Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 168 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 80 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this course students will have developed their skills of critical analysis and assessment of results in empirical economics, and they will have been trained in how to diagnose and address estimation problems and how to carry out independent empirical investigations.
Assessment Information
A 2-hour degree examination in April/May (60%), a group project (20%) and a 1.5hr class exam in Week 8 (20%). The degree examination must be passed in order to pass the course, where the degree exam is failed the final mark recorded for the course will be the degree exam mark.
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Course organiserDr Dimitra Politi
Tel: (0131 6)50 4060
Course secretaryMs Eirlys Armstrong
Tel: (0131 6)50 9905
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