Empirical Economics

2018-2019
Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

The main goal of this course is to make students familiar with using
microeconometric techniques to empirically analyze economic models.
Students should be capable to test economic theories empirically and to
estimate policy relevant parameters. Next they learn how to interpret
estimation results and to translate these into policy conclusions.
Students learn to distinguish between causality and correlation.

Inhoud vak

This course first provides an overview on microeconometric techniques to
estimate causal effects. In particular, the potential outcomes framework
is discussed and within this framework policy relevant treatment effects
are defined. Next, more structural economic models are presented and
empirical analyses of these models are discussed. More specifically,
during the course labor market models, consumer choice models, school
assignment models and production functions are evaluated. During the
course, there will be a theoretical
discussion, presentation of empirical studies and students have to work
with data.

Onderwijsvorm

Lectures and workgroups

Toetsvorm

Written exam and homework exercises

Vereiste voorkennis

Introduction to econometrics (linear regression and maximum likelihood)
and basic statistics (estimation and hypothesis testing)

Literatuur

Stock, J.H. and M.M. Watson, "Introduction to econometrics", 3rd
edition, Pearson.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode E_EOR3_EEC
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit School of Business and Economics
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. B. van der Klaauw
Examinator prof. dr. B. van der Klaauw
Docenten prof. dr. B. van der Klaauw

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