DRE 7006 Panel Data/ Microeconometrics
THis is the course description for spring 2017. Please note that the course will be revised before it is offered again.
This is an advanced econometric course on specification, estimation, and inference based on microeconometric data. The course covers regression analysis with panel data and other techniques useful for making causal inference with non-experimental data.
After having completed this course, students should be able to critically discuss different estimation strategies in the context of models that include unobserved individual (firm, person, etc.) effects.They should be familiar with the potensial outcome framework and microeconomics methods useful for policy analysis using non-experimental data. Students should be able to implement these methods using statistical software (STATA).
1. Ordinary least squares (OLS) estimation (W 4)
2. Basic Panel data models (W 10)
a. Pooled OLS/ Random effects
b. Fixed effects/ First-differencing
3. Difference in differences estimator (W 6.5 )
4. Dynamic panel data models (W 11.6)
5.Treatment effects estimation (W 21)
a. Selection on observables
b. Instrumental variable methods
c. Regression discontinuity designs
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|Exam category||Weight||Invigilation||Duration||Grouping||Comment exam|
Form of assessment:
Internal and external examiner
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
|Form of assessment:||Written submission|
|Resit:||All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course|
Group work / Assignments
Student's own work with learning resources
A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to a workload of at least 160 hours.