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Postgraduate Course: Econometrics 2 - Applied Microeconometrics (ECNM11090)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Economics CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis module provides a thorough training in applied econometrics. The focus will be on both the technical aspects of modern econometric approaches as well as placing a strong emphasis on the application of these approaches in economic research.
Course description Topics covered will build on a solid understanding of regression techniques and may include, among others: quasi-experimental approaches to estimating causal effects (such as difference-in-difference, regression discontinuity, or instrumental variables) or the identification and estimation of heterogeneous treatment effects (for example, Local Average Treatment Effect interpretations of IV and Marginal Treatment Effect estimators). The course content will build on the textbook treatment of the topics through the detailed analysis of recent research papers that apply the methods. Students interested in further study at the PhD level will acquire the technical and intuitive understanding necessary to engage in applied econometric research. Students interested in employment as an applied economist across a number of areas - including government and policy fields - will gain experience in applying theoretical econometric training to a diverse set of real-world contexts.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 3 (Sem 2)
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 9, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 47 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 2-hour exam in May diet (100%)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically assess applied work as well as to undertake your own using appropriate econometric techniques.
  2. Acquire the background required for research at the PhD level or in employment as a professional applied economist.
Reading List
Mostly Harmless Econometrics, Angrist & Pischke
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserDr Steven Dieterle
Tel: (0131 6)51 5127
Course secretaryMiss Sophie Bryan
Tel: (0131 6)50 9905
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