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Applied Microeconometrics - ECO00005M

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Takashi Yamagata
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2018-19 to Summer Term 2018-19

Module aims

Given the extensive use of individual/household data sources in applied microeconomic analysis, it has become increasingly important to understand the techniques available to the microeconometrician in applied research. Moreover, it is just as important to be aware of the limitations and pitfalls associated with each microeconometric technique. The purpose of this module is to provide the applied economist with sufficient background of modern microeconometrics to choose techniques suited both to the data and to the economic model. Also, the lectures provide the opportunity to have practical experience of relevant computer software applied to empirical datasets

Module learning outcomes

choose econometric models which are suitable, both to the data and to the economics models

understand econometric methods of estimation and inference for limited dependent variables and panel data models

estimate the model and be able to interpret the estimation results, using appropriate software


Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Applied Microeconometrics
2 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Applied Microeconometrics
2 hours 100

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Indicative reading

Cameron, A.C. and Trivedi, P. Microeconometrics: Methods and Applications, Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Wooldridge, J., Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data, MIT Press, 2nd edition, 2010.

More detailed references will be given in the course outline and reading lists.

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