ECM607A-Microeconometrics 1

Module Provider: School of Politics, Economics and International Relations
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Sarah Jewell


Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module is the first of two modules intended to teach students advanced microeconometrics. The module considers how to select and apply econometric techniques for research. In addition students will develop their econometric software skills using Stata.


The aim of this module is to provide students with a more extensive knowledge and understanding of microeeconometrics, especially applying the techniques for research. Secondly the module will teach students how to apply these econometric techniques, using the statistical package Stata.

Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module students should have the knowledge and understanding to be able to select and use appropriate econometric techniques for research, as well as understanding which post-estimation tests to apply and any caveats to the techniques. Students should be in a position to be able to perform their own data analysis using the statistical package Stata.

Additional outcomes:

Students will develop their, Stata, research and data handling skills, and be able to critically evaluate methods and approaches chosen by research papers.

Outline content:

Topics may include: panel data, discrete choice modelling and limited dependent variables, 

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

There will be a mix of lecture and computer classes for each topic.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Practicals classes and workshops 15
Guided independent study: 85
Total hours by term 100
Total hours for module 100

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Project output other than dissertation 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

There will be one Stata based project  which will be due in the 1st week of the Spring term.

Formative assessment methods:

There will be computer exercises for each topic; you will be expected to run through these before the full solutions are uploaded.

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Assessment requirements for a pass:

A minimum overall mark of 50%.

Reassessment arrangements:

Re-examination for all modules takes place in August of the same year and a new project will be set.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 10 April 2019


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