Applied Econometric Techniques for Microeconomic Analysis


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Výsledky vzdelávania

Teaching results:
The course is designed to cover econometric techniques suitable for the study of data for microeconomic applications. Quantitative analysis of microeconomic issues is usually based on individual- and firm-level data available from cross-section and longitudinal sample surveys and census data. Data collection at the individual level has seen a tremendous growth over the years. Processing and econometric analysis of large microdatabasis, with the objective of uncovering patterns of economic behaviour, constitutes the core of microeconomic analysis. In this course, regression methods will be applied to cross-section and panel data that have both, cross sectional and time series dimensions. Problems arising from the use of such data (heterogeneity, endogeneity, sample selection bias, etc.) will be addressed and many applications will be presented.
The course will provide students with applied insights on selected topics and research methods in the field of microeconomics. Students will be able to understand the application of microeconomic problems to particular data and to brings solutions or propose different solutions to microeconomic problems.
Students will be able applying knowledge from the field of microeconomics to bring solutions to microeconomic problems by the use of different methods and techniques of economic research. Students will be able to decide, which method is suitable to be applied under different conditions to different problems.
The course will develop analytical skills in the field of microeconometrics in order to analyze microeconomic data and interpret the results of the analysis. Students will also be able to decide and to choose the appropriate method of micro-data analysis.

Stručná osnova predmetu

Indicative content:
1. Cross-sectional data in microeconomics and regression models used to analyse them (Regression with fixed regressors, Ordinary Least squares (OLS)and other estimation methods. Goodness of fit and hypothesis testing.)
2. Comparison among OLS, GLS, and IV methods for the analysis of micro-data. Heteroskedasticity, generalized least squares (GLS), the endogeneity problem, method of Instrumental Variables (IV), statistical inference.
3. Sample selection corrections of micro-data. Nonlinear regression modelling and Limited Dependent Variables models, Logit and Probit models.
4. Microeconomic time-series and related models. Autoregressive and moving average representations of time series. Stationarity, vector autoregressions and causality.
5. Pooling cross section micro data across time, examining causal effects, the applications of the difference-in-differences estimator:
6. The use of Simple Panel Data models in microeconomic analysis. Variation types (overall, within, and between variation). Panel data models (pooled model, fixed effects model, and random effects model)
7. The use of Panel Data in microeconomic analysis. Panel data estimators (pooled OLS, between, fixed effects, first differences, random effects). Tests for choosing between models (Breusch-Pagan LM test, Hausman test)
8. The use of Dynamic Panel Data models in microeconomic analysis (:Generalized Method of Moments (GMM), specification tests, System GMM method.)

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Podmienky na absolvovanie predmetu

Requirements to complete the course:
10% - course attendance and activity
40% - four practical problem sets (4 x 10%)
50% - empirical application with micro-data
Time allocation: 260 hours
32 hours– contact hours
112 hours – preparation of four practical problem sets
116 hours – preparation of empirical application with micro-data

Dátum schválenia: 13.02.2023

Dátum poslednej zmeny: 22.09.2021

Dátum schválenia: 13.02.2023

Dátum poslednej zmeny: 22.09.2021