This optional module considers modern econometric techniques for modelling microeconomic data. It aims to present the theory and practice of empirical research in economics. Topics covered in this module include model specification, dummy variables, panel data analysis, models with binary dependent variables and both stationary and non-stationary time series analysis. Each topic will start with the underlying econometric theory, estimation and hypothesis testing, and we will then have a workshop which includes the tutorials and lab sessions. The focus of the course is to help students to understand the econometric theories and encourage students to apply the theories to empirical questions. Students will study to use the Stata software to analyse real datasets.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
Taught by: Yundan Gong
Taught in: Semester 1
Module assessment - more information
1 x Team Empirical Analysis (30%); 1 x Presentation (10%); and 1 x 2 Hour Exam (60%)