LOJK10272U  Applied Econometrics

Volume 2013/2014
Education
MSc Progamme in Agricultural Economics,
MSc Programme in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Content
This course aims at providing the student basic knowledge about relatively advanced regression models and methods that are relevant to applied economists. With a mix of econometric theory and applications the course will develop the student's skills to conduct own empirical research projects.
Learning Outcome
The main objective of the course is to provide an introduction to the more advanced themes in econometric modeling with an emphasis on application of estimation techniques and statistical testing.
After completing the course it is expected that the student is able to:

Knowledge:

- Reflect about the appropriate choice of estimator given certain types of data such as panel data, data with a binary dependent variable and other types of limited dependent variables.
- Reflect about econometric problems and solutions in relation to endogenous regressors.

Competencies:
- Understand the concepts of consistency, unbiasedness and asymptotic normality of estimators.
- Understand the concept of prediction, and understand that the calculation of expected values varies between models.
- Understand the concept of endogeneity
- Discuss the results of econometric analyses based on model assumptions and limitations.
- Interpret outcomes of econometric analyses and draw appropriate conclusions.

Skills:
- Formulate, estimate and interpret results of multiple linear regression models.
- Formulate, estimate and interpret results of econometric models for binary dependent variables.
- Formulate, estimate and interpret results of econometric models for corner solution responses. (Only corners eq. to zero)
- Formulate, estimate and interpret results of econometric models for count data.
- Formulate, estimate and interpret results of linear econometric models for panel data.
- Formulate, estimate and interpret results of linear econometric models with endogenous regressors.
Jeffrey M. Wooldridge. Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, South-Western.

Software: R
competences corresponding to
LMAB10069 Statistical Data Analysis 1
LOJB10242 Thematic Course: Applied Economic Analysis
lectures, own reading, exercises, computer laboratory work, and work with case-reports
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination, 4 hours under invigilation
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Exam registration requirements
During the block students will work on the completion of 3 applied case studies where econometric analysis has to be used to analyse different data problems and assess the quality of the results. The reports can be done as group work. Each of the reports must be passed to allow the student to take the final exam.
Aid
Written aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Re-exam
If 10 or fewer register for the reexamination the examination form will be oral.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 36
  • Theory exercises
  • 36
  • Preparation
  • 70
  • Project work
  • 60
  • Exam
  • 4
  • Total
  • 206