ECON3002 - Microeconometrics

Term 1



Aims:

To provide students with the tools necessary to understand and implement empirical studies in economics. 3002 covers tools to deal with microeconomic issues. The tools discussed are various extensions of regression models and an introduction to nonlinear models. We review use of linear regression models, discuss various situations where linear regression models are not appropriate and study alternative models.

Objectives:

  • To understand and be able to implement econometric methods to address microeconomic questions
  • To know the conditions required for the estimators studied to be applicable in economic applications
  • To be able to articulate the differences between different estimation methods that may be used in a given application. Students should understand how the choice of an estimation method may effect the conclusions drawn from a given dataset
Taught by:
Toru Kitagawa, Magne Mogstad
Assessment: 20 lectures, 8 compulsory tutorial classes / lab sessions, 4 problem sets and mid-term assessment. 2-hour unseen written examination in Term 3. Affiliate students leaving in December will take a 2-hour written examination set up by the Department at the end of Term 1.
Suitable for:
3rd year Economics (L100) students.
Prerequisites: Students must have taken ECON2007: Quantitative Economics and Econometrics in the previous year.
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