Empirical Research Paper for Economics

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBB020B05
Vaknaam Empirical Research Paper for Economics
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Empirical Research Paper for Economics
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Formulate an empirical research question from the field of Economics and generate hypotheses based upon that question.
2. Identify indicators for the concepts used, and justify the choices made in choosing methods for addressing the chosen empirical question.
3. Critically evaluate data regarding their suitability for the hypotheses specified.
4. Analyze and interpret the results obtained for the hypotheses specified by using a statistical software package (Stata).
5. Write a report (in a group) and present (individually) in English on the research project.
6. Work together in a group in a focused and systematic way on the research project.
7. Identify and solve the endogeneity problem.
Omschrijving Students select an empirical research topic from the field of Economics, formulate a model and hypotheses and collect data. Next, they estimate their model and test their hypotheses by using the econometrics package Stata. Finally, they report their findings in an empirical research paper.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm hoorcolleges, werkcolleges
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), presentatie(s)
(Group assignment is empirical research paper.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator NN
Docent(en) and others ,prof. dr. M. Mulder ,dr. A.N. Péter
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Principles of Econometrics, fourth edition, 2012, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.
(E-Book is 45 euro)

Carter Hill, R. W.E. Griffiths, and G.C. Lim 9780470873724 ca. €  60,00
Using Stata for Principles of Econometrics, fourth edition, 2011, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.


Adkins, Lee C., R. Carter Hill 9781118032084 ca. €  50,00
Entreevoorwaarden This course builds upon the topics discussed in the course 'Econometrics for Economics'; you need to be familiar with these topics.
Opmerkingen Coordinator: to be announced
Secretary: M. Fry, e-mail: m.fry@rug.nl, room 5411.0734
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  ( Economics) 2 semester II b verplicht