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Visiting 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.
SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
This 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.
College of Humanities and Social Science
School of Economics
This article was published on Feb 24, 2012