Topics in Empirical Economics II
This is a graduate course in applied econometrics. The course will cover topics in behavioral, development and family economics focusing on both seminal contributions and recent advances.
Full module specification
|Module title:||Topics in Empirical Economics II|
Only available to MRes Economics PhD pathway students
|Duration of module:||
Duration (weeks) - term 2: |
The module has two main aims: first, to equip students with the toolkit necessary to critically assess research on applied econometric questions; second, to inspire students to answer their own research questions using different types of econometric techniques.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. address complex questions at the frontier of behavioral, development and family economics research.
- 2. make sound judgements and communicate their conclusions to specialists and non-specialists.
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 3. demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving questions on behavioral, development and family economics.
- 4. advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level.
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 5. identify, tackle and solve relevant research problems in behavioral, development and family economics
- 6. work independently and responsibly on complex research problems.
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching||33 (3 per week)||Lectures|
|Independent study||117||Independent study|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|3 Problem Sets||45||1-4 Problems each||1-6||Oral/Written|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Examination||Examination 55% (3 hours)||1-6||August examination period|
|Problem Sets||Problem set 45% (1-4 problems)||1-6||August examination period|
i. Behavioral economics
ii. Field experiments in development economics
iii. Matching models of the marriage market
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
-Browning, M., Chiappori, P.A, Weiss, Y. (2014) Economics of the Family, Cambridge University
-de Janvry, A. and E. Sadoulet (2015) Development Economics: Theory and Practice, Routledge.
-Greenwood, J. (2019) Evolving Households.The Imprint of Technology on Life. MIT Press.
-Handbook of Behavioral Economics - Foundations and Applications 1, Volume 1, 2018: Edited by B.
Douglas Bernheim Stefano DellaVigna David Laibson.
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