Empirical Macroeconomics

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM102A05
Vaknaam Empirical Macroeconomics
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
Rooster rooster

Uitgebreide vaknaam Empirical Macroeconomics
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. summarize and review publications in academic journals in the field of empirical macroeconomics.
2. interpret outcomes of formal economic models and quantitative analyses.
3. employ simple linear econometric models that are suited to answer macroeconomic research questions.
Omschrijving This course deals with two topics of empirical macroeconomics: vector autoregressions capturing interdependencies among multiple time series, and spatial econometrics capturing interaction effects among cross-sectional units, such as regions or countries. The literature consists of journal articles which will be announced at the start of the course. Students need to do one case study (assignment) in one of the two areas, depending on their professional orientation.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
(written exam with open questions (75%) and individual assignment (25%))
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. J.P. Elhorst
Docent(en) prof. dr. J.P. Elhorst ,dr. G.H. Kuper
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Journal articles
Entreevoorwaarden Open only for MSc Economics students
Opmerkingen Students have to work with standard statistical software packages.
Info: Prof Paul Elhorst, j.p.elhorst@rug.nl, room 5411.0710
Secretary: Mrs. M. Fry, m.fry@rug.nl, room 5411.0734
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Economics  (keuzevakken A MSc Economics) 1 semester I b keuze