DXE_EMTR Econometrics

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/24/0. 12 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Lukáš Lafférs, PhD (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Daniel Němec, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Štěpán Mikula, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Daniel Němec, Ph.D.
Department of Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucie Přikrylová
Supplier department: Department of Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Prerequisites
Course participants should be familiar with linear algebra, probability theory, statistics and econometrics on a basic level.
Linear algebra: Simon, Carl P., and Lawrence Blume. Mathematics for economists. Vol. 7. New York: Norton, 1994. (chapters 8,9,10,11)
Probability theory and statistics: Wooldridge, Jeffrey M. Introductory econometrics: A modern approach. Cengage learning, 2015. (Appendix B, C)
Econometrics: Wooldridge, Jeffrey M. Introductory econometrics: A modern approach. Cengage learning, 2015. (Part I, Glossary)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The purpose of this course is to make students familiar with the wide range of econometric topics that they may find relevant throughout their PhD studies. Special emphasis is given on identification and on exploring causal mechanisms from observational data.
Learning outcomes
Successful course participant will understand most of the basic tools in the modern econometric toolbox. Participant will be able to critically assess and discuss the validity of the identification setup and empirical estimation strategy.
Syllabus
  • Regression basics: assumptions of the regression model, geometry of linear squares, confidence intervals, purpose: prediction vs explanation, correlated variables, weighted regression, transformations and model selection: bias-variance trade-off
  • Logistic regression:
  • Statistical inference: Maximum Likelihood - idea, properties, connection to OLS, resampling methods - the Bootstrap
  • Causality: potential outcomes, experiment/non-experiment, Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs), non-parametric identification via DAGs, quasi-experimental examples, Instrumental variables, source of exogenous variation, Matching, Difference-in-Differences, Regression Discontinuity
Literature
    required literature
  • Angrist, Joshua D., Guido W. Imbens, and Donald B. Rubin. "Identification of causal effects using instrumental variables." Journal of the American statistical Association 91.434 (1996): 444-455.
  • Pearl, Judea. "Causal diagrams for empirical research." Biometrika 82.4 (1995): 669-688.
  • Adams, Christopher P. Learning Microeconometrics with R. CRC Press, 2020.
  • Hansen, Bruce, Introduction to Econometrics, chapter 10, available at: https://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~bhansen/probability/, 2021
  • Hansen, Bruce, Introduction to Econometrics, available at: https://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~bhansen/probability/, 2021
  • Hansen, Bruce, Econometrics, available at: https://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~bhansen/probability/, 2021
  • Lewbel, Arthur. "The identification zoo: Meanings of identification in econometrics." Journal of Economic Literature 57.4 (2019): 835-903.
  • CUNNINGHAM, Scott. Causal inference: The mixtape. Yale University Press, 2021. URL info
  • FARAWAY, Julian James. Linear models with R. Second edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, 2014, xii, 274. ISBN 9781439887332. info
  • WOOLDRIDGE, Jeffrey M. Introductory econometrics : a modern approach. 4th ed. (International stude. Canada: South-Western, 2009, xx, 865. ISBN 9780324585483. info
    recommended literature
  • ROSSI, Richard J. Mathematical statistics : an introduction to likelihood based inference. First published. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018, xvii, 422. ISBN 9781118771044. info
  • ANGRIST, Joshua David and Jörn-Steffen PISCHKE. Mostly harmless econometrics : an empiricist's companion. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009, xiii, 373. ISBN 9780691120355. URL info
  • EFRON, Bradley and Robert TIBSHIRANI. An introduction to the bootstrap. New York: Chapman & Hall, 1993, xvi, 436. ISBN 0412042312. URL info
Teaching methods
12 2-hour lectures (i.e., 24 teaching hours, 45 minutes each)
Assessment methods
Three written group-assignments (3*20% = 60%) + Written final exam (40%)
Language of instruction
English
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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