Applied Econometrics (ECON 604)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Economics(ECON)
3
10.00
Abdurrahman Bekir Aydemir aaydemir@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Doctoral, Master
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Formal lecture
Discussion based learning
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CONTENT

The purpose of this course is to provide students with state of the art econometric methods for empirical analysis of micro data (individuals, households, firms etc.). Issues related to specification, estimation and identification of different models with cross-section and panel data will be studied. The course has an emphasis both on the econometric techniques and their applications to different topics. Students are expected to read assigned papers and undertake numerous practical assignments using a modern econometric software package. It also aims to expose students to research methods and ethical consideration in research and publishing.

OBJECTIVE

Initiate the student to the methods of advanced applied research in economics.

LEARNING OUTCOME

On completion of the module, students should be able to
a) demonstrate a knowledge of the difference between correlation and causal effects,
b) comprehend the role of observable and unobservable factors in identification of causal parameters of interest,
c) identify the applied methods used for identification,
d) analyze problems associated with identification of causal parameters and suggest solutions.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Term-Paper 40
Participation 10
Written Report 40
Presentation 10