Advanced Empirical Methods in Economics

7.5 credits

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This course covers modern econometric tools and empirical strategies used by economists for the analysis of cross-sectional and panel micro-data. The course teaches the econometric theory behind these techniques, reading of high-quality empirical articles, and applications of the methods using real data sets. Topics covered in the course include (1) randomized experiments, (2) fixed-effects methods, such as difference-in-differences techniques applied to panel data, (3) instrumental variables estimation, (4) regression discontinuity design, (5) matching estimators, such as propensity score and kernel matching, and (6) limited dependent variables.


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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