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Unit information: Applied Economics in 2021/22

Unit name Applied Economics
Unit code ECONM1008
Credit points 15
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Barsbai
Open unit status Not open



ECONM1010 Microeconomics, ECONM1011 Macroeconomics, ECONM1022 Econometrics

School/department School of Economics
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description including Unit Aims

This unit aims to enable students to address economic questions with econometric tools. It takes an applied approach and focuses on programming skills, data management, and data analysis in both Stata and R. An important component is the application of econometric methods taught in the co-requisite unit Econometrics.

The unit also covers the process of developing a research question, formulating and testing a hypothesis, and interpreting results from econometric analyses. It consists of lectures in applied econometrics and basic statistical programming and draws on published papers from different fields of economics.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Organize and manage data for econometric analysis;
  2. Conduct econometric analyses of data using core econometric techniques;
  3. Describe important features of published examples of econometric analysis and evaluate strengths and weaknesses in such work;
  4. Conduct basic statistical programming using the software packages Stata and R.

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions such as online teaching for large and small group, face-to-face small group classes (where possible) and interactive learning activities

Assessment Information

100% Coursework


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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