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Applications of Econometrics or similar course or with permission of the Course Organiser.
SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
This 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.
College of Humanities and Social Science
School of Economics
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