Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


In this course, students will apply structural estimation methodology to dynamic problems in labor economics and industrial organization.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 15.01.2022 - 25.02.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Otto Toivanen, Ciprian Domnisoru

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course covers advanced topics in structural estimation methodology, with applications to industrial organization and labor economics. 

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Homework. Students need to score at least 50% on homework assignments to pass the course.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course consists of 16 live/recorded lectures and discussion sessions (10 hours), where the material and homework assignments are discussed.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    lecture notes and reading list

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course is based on live (recorded) public lectures delivered over the weekend and made available by Robert A. Miller, Richard M. Cyert and Morris DeGroot Professor of Economics and Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University. Weekly discussion sessions are held by the course instructor, Ciprian Domnisoru, covering the material presented over the weekend and homework questions.

    Teaching Period:

    Period III, Spring 2022

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.