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Econometrics (Advanced Level)

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
6
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
1 year, 2, 3 module

Instructors

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is designed for first-year graduate (Master) students following the programs “Finance” and “Applied Economics and Mathematical Methods”. Its main goal is to familiarize the students with advanced methods of econometric research in economics and finance. In particular, the course accentuates the problem of endogeneity and the ways to address it in the analysis of cross-sectional and panel data. The course is of applied nature: The material is presented, whenever possible, in a non-technical way, examples of empirical studies published in leading international economics and finance journals are discussed, and the lectures are supplemented by exercises in the computer lab.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Familiarize the students with advanced methods of econometric research in economics and finance.
  • A review of the classical linear regression model
  • Familiarize the students with advanced methods of econometric research in economics and finance.
  • Дать студентам навыки применения эконометрики на практике, на основе знаний, полученных в курсах экономической теории, теории вероятностей и математической статистики и экономико-математических моделей в менеджменте, т.е. предоставить аппарат количественной оценки анализа экономических и управленческих моделей и закономерностей.
  • Key panel data techniques
  • An overview of the matching models and regression discontinuity designs
  • Computer exercises using the statistical software package “Stata” are an integral part of the course, which ensures that the students get hands-on experience of analyzing real world data
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to apply the methods learnt when conducting own empirical analysis
  • Be familiar with and be able to use key capabilities of the statistical package “Stata”, including its programming options (the so-called do-files)
  • Know key methods of econometric research, understand the causes and consequences of endogeneity, know the main methods for addressing this problem
  • Understand endogeneity as a key issue affecting causal inference; be able to critically examine existing research from this angle
  • Understand the limits of interpreting regression results in most settings (the ceteris paribus clause).
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Overview of the classical linear regression model
  • Introduction to econometric package Stata
  • Endogeneity. Instrumental variables methods
  • Analysis of panel (longitudinal) data
  • Estimation of treatment effects. The difference-in-difference estimator
  • Propensity score matching and regression discontinuity models
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Mid-term test
  • non-blocking Final exam
  • non-blocking Four home assignments
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 2nd module
  • 2021/2022 3rd module
    0.5 * Final exam + 0.3 * Four home assignments + 0.2 * Mid-term test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Giovanni Cerulli. (2015). Econometric Evaluation of Socio-Economic Programs. Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.b.spr.adstae.978.3.662.46405.2
  • Manuel, K. M., & Lunder, E. K. (2015). Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.28A2DA72

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Atanasov, V., & Black, B. (2016). Shock-Based Causal Inference in Corporate Finance and Accounting Research. Critical Finance Review, (2), 207. https://doi.org/10.1561/104.00000036
  • Bruce E. Hansen. (2013). Econometrics. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.C0DB9E1E
  • Roberts, M. R., & Whited, T. M. (2013). Endogeneity in Empirical Corporate Finance1. Handbook of the Economics of Finance, 493. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.h.eee.finchp.2.a.493.572