Courses Master Display 2020-2021

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Course title Econometric Methods for Cross-sectional and Panel Data
Course code EBC4006
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 1-2-2021 26-3-2021 X X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Alain Hecq, Martin Schumann
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Language of instruction English
Thorough understanding of the most frequently used econometric models and methods for the analysis of panel data, categorical choice and limited dependent variables.
Some practice in the application of the methods, the interpretation of the models, and the evaluation of inferences.
The experience of conducting a theoretical, experimental and/or empirical investigation of the methods.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS. The main topics of the course are (1) unobserved effects models for panel data, (2) probit and logit models for discrete choice, (3) tobit and related censored regression models, (4) models dealing with sample selectivity, and (5) the estimation of average treatment effects (a.k.a. policy impact evaluation). Dynamic extensions of the models are considered when feasible. Estimation and testing methods are applied in a number of empirical assignments and their properties are investigated.
Cameron, A.C. and P.K. Trivedi (2005): Microeconometrics, Methods and Applications, Cambridge University Press 2005. ISBN 978-0521-84805-3.

Wooldridge, J.M. (2010): Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data, Second Edition. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2010, 2nd ed., ISBN 0-978-0-262-23258-6.

These references will be supplemented with a reading list of journal articles and book chapters.
- Calculus, matrix algebra, probability, mathematical statistics, asymptotic theory, linear statistical models.
- Familiarity with statistical software like Stata and Gauss, Matlab, or R.
- Econometric methods at the level of Greene (2008) or Davidson & MacKinnon (2004), ideally as in courses Econometric Methods I (EBC2111) and Econometric Methods II (EBC2120).
The course is intended for students in the Econometrics Master programme as well as others with a comparable background and motivation. FLUENCY IN MATRIX ALGEBRA AND IN ASYMPTOTIC THEORY is necessary.
An advanced level of English.
Teaching methods Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork / Research / Skills
Assessment methods Final Paper / Participation / Written Exam / Presentation
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