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ECMT6007: Analysis of Panel Data

Recently, empirical research in economics, finance, marketing and accounting has been enriched by the increasing availability of new sources of data, known as panel data. A 'panel' refers to the pooling of observations on a cross section of households, countries, firms etc. over several time periods. Panel data sets possess several major advantages over conventional cross-sectional or time series data sets. This unit aims to offer a comprehensive treatment of the analysis of panel data, which will allow students to deal in a pragmatic way with fundamental issues, such as controlling for individual heterogeneity, reducing collinearity among regressors, addressing statistical hypotheses and identifying effects that are simply not detectable in pure cross-section or time series data.

Code ECMT6007
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
ECMT6002 or ECMT6702

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the models and econometric methods extensively used in analysis of panel data
  • LO2. critically evaluate existing empirical studies of panel data from economics and other fields
  • LO3. implement empirical projects using panel data and clearly demonstrate the ideas.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.