MSc Economics / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
The aim of this course is to equip students with a firm grounding in the methods and practice of estimation and inference in econometric models.
The aim of this module is to equip students with a firm grounding in the methods and practice of estimation and inference in econometric models.
On completion of this unit successful students will be able to:
- Understand the manipulation and use of matrices and vectors and their application in econometrics
- Have basic knowledge of programming in R and its application in econometrics
- Understand how to conduct estimation and inference in both time series and cross-section applications of the linear model, employing standard least squares, instrumental variables and robust inferential techniques
- Understand the construction of Maximum Likelihood estimators and associated inferential procedures with applications to binary choice models.
- Understand the principle of Generalized Method of Moments estimation.
1. The Classical Linear Regression Model
2. Large sample analysis of OLS
3. Inference in regression models estimated from cross-section data
4. Inference in regression models estimated from time series data
5. Instrumental Variable estimation
6. Maximum Likelihood and Binary Choice Models
7. Generalized Method of Moments
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, tutorials and practical.
Final exam weighted at 55%
Midterm weighted at 15%
Introduction to Quantitative Methods course weighted at 10%
2 Computer assignments weighted at 20%
Lecture notes will be provided.
A secondary source for all aspects of the course is:
William H. Greene, 2017, Econometric Analysis, 8th Edition, Pearson Higher Education Publishing Company.
Please note that the course will involve linear algebra from the start. So for those of you whose undergraduate Econometrics course was based on a text such as Jeff Wooldridge’s “Introductory Econometrics”, the presentation of the mathematical arguments will be more similar to his Appendices D and E than in the main part of his text. The Pre-session Mathematics and Statistics courses will review linear algebra but it is strongly recommended you review this material in advance. Additional resources are available on the ECON61001 Blackboard site.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Practical classes & workshops||10|
|Independent study hours|
|Alastair Hall||Unit coordinator|