Empirical Econometrics

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBB113A05
Vaknaam Empirical Econometrics
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Empirical Econometrics
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. Critically collect and evaluate data regarding their suitability for the hypotheses specified;
3. Analyze and interpret the results obtained for the hypotheses specified by using a statistical software package (e.g. Stata). Students are supposed to write a computer program instead of using the software package interactively;
4. Write a report (in a group) and present (individually) in English on the research project;
5. Work together in a group in a focused and systematic way on the research project.
Omschrijving Students select a research topic, formulate hypotheses and collect data. Furthermore, students use an econometric software package (Stata) to carry out their empirical research. Next, they estimate their model and test their hypotheses. Finally, they report their findings in an empirical research paper.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm opdracht(en)
(Group supervision, two lectures (in week 1))
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), presentatie(s)
(Group assignment(s); Individual (oral) presentations. Group assignment is empirical research paper.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator R. van Ooijen
Docent(en) prof. dr. J.P. Elhorst ,dr. M. Groneck , R. van Ooijen, PhD.
Entreevoorwaarden Students are assumed to be familiar with the topics discussed in the courses Introduction to Econometrics, Dynamic Econometrics and Numerical Methods.
Exchange students should have a solid background in Econometrics at a level comparable to third-year students in Econometrics & OR.
Opmerkingen Secr: Kim Vudinh, phone: +31(0)50 363 7018, e-mail: k.m.vudinh@rug.nl
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Econometrics and Operations Research/EOR  (basisprogramma BSc EOR) 3 semester I b verplicht
BSc Wiskunde: Statistics and Econometrics 3 semester I b keuzegroep
Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 3 semester I b keuze