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Course Number: 90-907

Econometric Theory and Methods

Units: 12

This course covers a number of econometric models and techniques that are commonly used in applied microeconomics.

The core topics are discrete choice models, sample selection (and related limited dependent variable or switching models), panel data, including dynamic panel models, and duration models, as well as an overview of methods to estimate treatment effects, and a section on variance estimation. Nonparametric and semiparametric techniques will be discussed with each topic, in addition to more common methods.

The course is designed for PhD students who have completed their first-year econometrics sequence. Students will be expected to formulate specific models and analyze their properties, and will get experience applying the various methods with actual data.

Syllabus

Faculty:
Seth Richards-Shubik