ECM607B-Microeconometrics 2

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

Module Convenor: Miss Shulin Deng

Email: shulin.deng@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module introduces students to advanced microeconometrics techniques, focusing on causality and treatment effects. The module will build on topics covered in ECM606 and ECM607A. Students will be expected to have knowledge of the topics taught in these modules. The module considers how to select and apply econometric techniques for research. In addition students will develop their econometric software skills using Stata.


Aims:

The aim of this module is to provide students with a more extensive knowledge and understanding of microeconometrics, 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 research and data handling skills, and be able to critically evaluate methods and approaches chosen by research papers.


Outline content:

Topics will focus on causality and treatment effects.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Teaching will be a combination of lectures and computer classes.


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
Set exercise 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

There will be one Stata based replication assignment.


Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

There will be one Stata based replication assignment.


Formative assessment methods:

There will be computer 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 and a new assignment will be set.



 


Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 4 September 2020

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