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Unit information: Microeconometrics in 2015/16

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Unit name Microeconometrics
Unit code ECONM3021
Credit points 15
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Stouli
Open unit status Not open




School/department School of Economics, Finance and Management
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description including Unit Aims

This unit provides students with an introduction to some of the most frequently used econometric techniques in econometric modelling with data taken from individual economic agents (micro data). The unit emphasises models with limited dependent variables but may also discuss other topics such as heteroscedasticity and models estimated with panel data. The unit covers theory and introduces students to relevant applied work.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By introducing students to some of the key models used in microeconometric modeling, this unit will enable them to understand and critically evaluate applied work in the broad area of microeconomics, but also beyond that in macroeconomics, public economics or political economy.

Students will be able to use the techniques involved in their dissertations.

Teaching Information

16 lectures, 3 exercise lectures and 4 computer classes.

Assessment Information

Summative assessment is 100% by a 3 hour written exam which will assess the learning outcomes specified above.

Formative assessment is by exercises, a one-hour mock exam, and computer work.

Reading and References

  • Cameron, A. C. and P. K. Trivedi, Microeconometrics: Methods and Applications, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Greene W.H. Econometric Analysis New York Macmillan (latest edition)