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Overview

The course covers identification based on observables, randomized control trials, difference-in-differences, instrumental variables and regression discontinuity design. The students will also use an econometric software in the analysis of data and estimations.

Teaching

  • Completion method: contact teaching
  • Schedule: can be found in Sisu
  • Study materials: can be found in MyCourses
    • To be able to access the course workspace you must have registered for the course successfully in Aalto’s Sisu
    • Log in with your Aalto username to be able to use all the features of the course workspace

Please register for the course in the Aalto Sisu with your Aalto username. Further instructions (link to be added here later).

University-specific instructions

    • Code: 31E00910

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc / PhD

    • Credit points: 6

    • Code: 26006

      • can be also used to substitute the mandadatory course 26031 Applied Empirical methods in economics, 5 cr

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc / PhD

    • Credit points: 5-6

    • Credit transfer: apply for substitution in Sisu

    Further instructions (link to be added here later)

    • Code: ECOM-413 (MSc) / DPE-9413 (PhD)

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc / PhD

    • Credit points: 6

    • Credit transfer: apply for substitution in Sisu

    Further instructions (link to be added here later)

    • Please contact your supervisor/program director to be sure that the course credit can be counted towards your degree

    • Credit transfer: please apply for credit transfer according to your home university's procedures

Learning outcomes

The students learn the most common microeconometric methods typically used in applied research. Students also learn how to analyze critically estimation strategies and how to interpret empirical results. The course is especially suitable for students who want to use econometric methods in their master s thesis.