ECON 895: Special Topics in Economics

ECON 895-018: Microeconometrics
(Fall 2021)

01:30 PM to 04:10 PM T

Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall) 312

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Section Information for Fall 2021

ECON 895 – Microeconometrics – Fall 2021


This course makes students familiar with modern econometric tools and statistical methods that are frequently used in the analysis of data in social sciences, and especially in economics. This course is meant as a follow up course to ECON 637 and it focuses on cross-sectional econometrics and causal inference. We will cover topics such as difference-in-differences, panel data, clustering of standard errors, synthetic controls, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity, propensity score matching, maximum likelihood estimation and limited dependent variables, and duration data, and quantile regressions. One of the main objectives of the course is to provide students the skills necessary to perform a high-quality empirical analysis on your own. This is an applied class, meaning we do not focus on proofs. The emphasis is on empirical applications. I will give you first some theoretical background for each method. Then we will discuss articles that applying these methods to test hypotheses and apply these techniques hands-on using Stata. Students should have at least taken ECON 637 or something equivalent prior to taking this course.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topics vary according to interests of instructor. Emphasizes new areas of discipline. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Non-Degree.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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