The course focuses on data analysis by using the linear
regression model. Emphasis will be put on the theoretical
background for using the linear regression model, understanding the
nature of the data used as well as intuitive understanding of
regression analysis. Focus is in particular based on
interpretation of the parameters of the regression model and
what to do when the assumptions behind the model is not fulfilled.
The course is applied ias focus is on applying the regression model to concrete economic problems.
The purpose of this course is to give students an insight into
how to apply statistical methods and models to a relevant topic in
economics working with economic data.
After completing the course the student should be able to:
- explain the basic econometrics concepts in relation to the linear regression model
- Apply data to analyse specific economic problems
- perform estimations and hypothesis test of parameters in linear regression models
- do basic econometric analyses
- interpret the results from basic econometric analyses and make relevant conclusion based upon these
Jeffrey M. Wooldridge. Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, South-Western
- Practical exercises
- Theory exercises
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written examination, 36 timerThe exam is a take home exam where the student work with a concrete economic problem.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
One internal examiner
If 10 or fewer register for the reexamination the examination form will be oral.
Criteria for exam assesment
To pass the course the student should be able to: Explain the basic econometrics concepts in relation to the linear regression model, apply data to analyse specific economic problems, perform estimations and hypothesis test of parameters in linear regression models and finally to interpret the results from basic econometric analyses and make relevant conclusion based upon these