Bayesian Econometrics for Business and Economics

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Doel vak

This course in the minor Applied Econometrics is targeted at Bachelor
Econometrics students and Bachelor students with different backgrounds
who have already had an introduction to programming and
econometrics/statistics. The objective is to acquaint the student with
Bayesian statistics and applications thereof to econometric problems,
using advanced computational methods.

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This course will cover Bayesian statistics where the topics include the
prior and posterior density, Bayesian hypothesis testing, Bayesian
prediction, and Bayesian Model Averaging for forecast combination.
Several models will be considered, including the Bernoulli/binomial
distribution, the Poisson distribution and the normal distribution.
Obviously, attention will be paid to the Bayesian analysis of linear
regression models. Also simple time series models will be considered. An
important part of the courses is the treatment of simulation-based
methods such as Markov chain Monte Carlo (Gibbs sampling, data
augmentation, Metropolis-Hastings method) and Importance Sampling, that
are often needed to compute Bayesian estimates and predictions and to
perform Bayesian tests.


Lectures and exercises in the computer lab.


Final written exam – Individual assessment.
Exercises - groups of 1 or 2 students.


Slides and exercises that will all appear on Canvas.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Programming, Econometrics I, Numerical Methods.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode E_EOR3_BEBE
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit School of Business and Economics
Vakcoördinator dr. L.F. Hoogerheide
Examinator dr. L.F. Hoogerheide

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