Credits: 6

Schedule: 12.09.2017 - 24.10.2017

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Tuomas Pekkarinen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I Autumn (2018-2019), Töölö campus

I Autumn (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The students learn the most common microeconometric methods typically used in applied research. Students also learn how to analyze critically estimation strategies and how to interpret empirical results. The course is especially suitable for students who want to use econometric methods in their master’s thesis.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course covers identification based on observables, randomized control trials, difference-in-differences, instrumental variables and regression discontinuity design.
The students will also use an econometric software in the analysis of data and estimations.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Exercises (50% of the final marking)
Exam (50% of the final marking)
To pass the course a passing grade in the exam is required.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

• Lectures 24h
• Exercises 12h
• Preparing for lectures and exam 96h
• Preparing for exercises 24h
• Exam 4h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Joshua D. Angrist and Jörn-Steffen Pischke  Mostly harmless econometrics: An empiricist’s companion  (2009), compulsory 

Jeffrey M. Wooldridge  Introductory econometrics: A modern approach   (2009), compulsory


Other material assigned during the course.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course replaces 31E00900 Applied Microeconometrics

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Empirical Methods for Economists (31C01200) or Econometrics (30C00200) or Capstone course Econometrics and Data Analysis (31C99904)

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration for course and exam via WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

If the student already previously has completed 31E01300 Applied Time Series Econometrics, 31E19800 Financial Econometrics, 31E31000 Econometrics I: Basics or 30E00800 Time Series Analysis, these courses can compensate the compulsory advanced econometrics course.