79062 - ECONOMETRICS

Scheda insegnamento

Anno Accademico 2021/2022

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

At the end of the course the student has adequate knowledge of the basic instrument used by economists for their empirical investigations (the linear regression model for the analysis of cross-sectional and panel data) and is able to understand under what conditions the estimated relationship has a causal interpretation. Drawing on critical discussion about some micro-economic applications from recent research, the student receives specific data to practice at the computer and learn the basic skills to perform empirical work using the software STATA. At the end of the course he/she is capable to understand scientific articles using the linear regression model and is also able to perform its own analysis with this instrument.

Contenuti

- Introduction to econometric methods, data and STATA

- Simple and Multiple Regression Models (advanced)

- Homoskedasticity vs. Heteroskedasticity

- A primer on Instrumental Variables methods

- A primer on Panel Data methods (if time permits)

Testi/Bibliografia

Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach (latest edition available).

Metodi didattici

For each topic we will first introduce the relevant theory, and then move to its empirical application. Special emphasis will be placed on the economic interpretation of the results.

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

Written exam, problem sets and in-class participation. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, assessment methods may change.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Some lectures will be given through the aid of software tools. We will discuss several empirical analysis using the econometric software STATA.

Orario di ricevimento

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