Introductory microeconometric – Alan Duncan (14 Oct 2009 – 16 Oct 2009)

This course was designed to provide a practical introduction to the most common microeconometric techniques currently in use in applied economic analysis. Many of these methods move beyond the standard tools of econometric analysis, perhaps in order to exploit the richness or structure of large sources of data, or to compensate for some partial observability of economic data, or to build complexities in economic decision-making into an empirical study. Some emphasis is placed on the link between economic theory and econometric estimation, and the course deals explicitly with interpretation and critical appraisal of econometric estimates.  There was a strong emphasis on applied work, exploiting the availability of computer techniques for model solution. Instruction in the use of computer software (STATA) was given throughout the course.

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