ECM607A-Microeconometrics 1

Module Provider: School of Politics, Economics and International Relations
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded: ECM606 Applied Microeconometrics
Current from: 2020/1

Module Convenor: Miss Shulin Deng

Email: shulin.deng@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module provides an introduction to core topics and methods in microeconometrics, while also enabling students to develop their data handling skills using the statistical package Stata.


Aims:

This module provides an introduction to core topics and methods in microeconometrics, while also enabling students to develop their data handling skills using the statistical package Stata.


Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module students should be able to:




  1. understand the different types of microeconometric data and the methods available to analyse these;

  2. analyse different types of microeconometric data using empirical techniques and interpret the results of such analyses;

  3. critically assess the econometric methods used in empirical papers.


Additional outcomes:

Students will develop their data analysis skills using the statistical package Stata.


Outline content:

Topics to be covered will include: cross section and panel data; discrete choice modelling.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

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


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 10
Practicals classes and workshops 10
Guided independent study: 80
       
Total hours by term 0 0
       
Total hours for module 100

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Set exercise 50
Class test administered by School 50

Summative assessment- Examinations:

There is no final examination.


Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

There will be one set exercise and one in-class test.


Formative assessment methods:

There will be exercises for each topic.


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: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Assessment requirements for a pass:

A minimum overall mark of 50%.


Reassessment arrangements:

Re-examination for all modules takes place in August/September of the same year. Re-assessment for this module will involve submission of an alternative coursework assignment.


Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 4 September 2020

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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