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ECOS3903: Applied Microeconometrics

This unit of study is designed to teach students modern applied microeconometrics. Students will learn the skills needed to causally evaluate public policies, programs, or interventions of interest to applied microeconomists. Typical examples are estimations of the returns to education, firm training programs, health or early childhood interventions, or the impact of welfare, health, or environmental policy reforms. Students will explore econometric methodologies extensively used in the policy evaluation literature (such as instrumental variables, difference-in-differences, and regression discontinuity), and learn to apply statistical software to implement these methods.

Code ECOS3903
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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A minimum of ((65% in ECOS2901) or (75% in ECOS2001)) and 65% in (ECMT2150 or ECMT2950 or ECMT2160)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. implement a variety of econometric tools and research strategies for causal inference
  • LO2. develop problem solving skills and be able to acquire and evaluate new knowledge through independent research
  • LO3. critically evaluate the assumptions and limitations of the empirical methods and arguments presented in class
  • LO4. develop written and oral communication skills, specifically improving expository writing while describing research results
  • LO5. employ technologies effectively in gathering information from written, oral, and electronic sources
  • LO6. manage, analyze, evaluate and use information efficiently and effectively.

Unit outlines

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